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BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)

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  • Oct. 18, 2011, 7:13 PM
    BHP Billiton (BHP) reports solid quarterly growth in its production of petroleum products and iron ore out of Western Australia. The company says iron ore shipments rose 28% to a record 173M tons in Q3. Total FY11 iron ore shipments climbed 24% Y/Y, while petroleum production rose 19%. Copper production fell 19% Q/Q however, a decline of 24% Y/Y, largely due to strikes at its Escondida mine in Chile and lower ore grades.
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  • Oct. 17, 2011, 4:48 PM
    "Cyclical peaks create the impression of value, but capital expenditure inflation is soaring," says Jim Chanos, explaining why he remains short a commodity stock like VALE despite a PE of 5. The Brazilian miner is heavily leveraged to China, and Chanos remains convinced the country is on the downward slope of a capital expenditure bubble. Shares were off 6.2% today.
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  • Oct. 17, 2011, 9:23 AM
    A report in The New York Times says BHP Billiton (BHP) is considering a £2B ($3.2B) bid for Ferrous Resources after the Brazilian iron ore miner failed in its attempt to list shares in London. Shares of BHP -2% premarket.
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  • Oct. 13, 2011, 12:54 PM
    Iron ore or iGadgets? A penny stock 10 years ago, Australian miner Fortescue has soared more than 50K%, fueled by China's insatiable demand for ore and is a symbol of the greatest mining boom since the gold rush. Asked about a possible slowdown in China, the CEO of highflyer Atlas Iron has no worries. "If China suddenly catches the flu, the whole planet's cactus anyway." Remarkable stuff.
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  • Oct. 13, 2011, 10:17 AM
    While other coal miners are selling off, Walter Energy (WLT +3.5%) is gaining following a column from The Independent claiming BHP Billiton (BHP) or Anglo American (AAUKY.PK) might make a bid for the company. However, many are skeptical, noting Walter denied similar rumors in September.
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  • Oct. 12, 2011, 10:27 AM
    Check out the remarkable moves in currencies (aussie +300 pips in 12 hours!) and key commodities starting right about the time China opened for business last night  This rally may have little to do with Europe and everything to do with China showing signs of opening the spigots again. Chinese shares +3%. RE ETF: TAO +5.1%.
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  • Oct. 12, 2011, 9:05 AM
    Premarket gainers: LIZ +42%. AONE +15%. FRO +10%. ONXX +8%. TEL +7%. ALU +7%. BCS +6%. ING +5%. ASML +5%. DB +5%. MT +5%. RBS +5%. MPEL +5%. GNW +5%. CS +4%. DRYS +4%. YRCW +3%. SIRI +3%. S +3%. BHP +3%. NOK +3%. FCX +3%. UBS +3%. QGEN +3%. AU +3%. MCP +3%. RIO +3%.
    Losers: CHKM -5%. PCX -5%. PWER -4%. AT -4%. AA -4%. HST -3%. FSLR -3%.
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  • Oct. 11, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: BBND +74%. NDN +4%. HMC +3%.
    Losers: ING -5%. RIO -4%. NBG -4%. BHP -3%.
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  • Oct. 4, 2011, 11:53 AM
    Standard Chartered's Stephen Green brushes off concerns of a hard-landing in China, saying authorities have plenty of room to ease policy. Green disagrees with the China-is-overbuilt meme, saying infrastructure projects are still necessary across the country. "China today is Japan circa 1970, not 1989."
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  • Oct. 4, 2011, 8:39 AM
    The neckbone is connected to the headbone... Tim Backshall has a look at CDS spreads in some Australian corporate names, noting that some blew out last night. Among the hardest hit are mining giants Rio Tinto (RIO) and BHP, whose spreads jumped about 30%.
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  • Sep. 23, 2011, 10:09 AM
    Silver miners continue to have a brutal week, as yesterday's huge decline in silver prices is followed up by an even larger drop today. SLW -3.7%. CDE -4.4%. SSRI -3.4%. EXK -4.3%. But some copper miners are rebounding a little, even as the metal sheds another 3.4%. FCX +0.9%. SCCO +1.3%. BHP +0.7%.
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  • Sep. 22, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: GR +10%. RHT +6%.. Leveraged short ETFs: TVIX +20%. EDZ +16%. BZQ +15%. ZSL +13%. SRTY +11%. TZA +11%. BGZ +10%. SPXU +9%. SQQQ +9%. TYP +8%. TWM +8%. FAZ +8%. SDS +6%. DXD +6%. QID +6%. SH +3%.
    Losers: SOL -8%. VALE -8%. RIO -8%. SVM -7%. MT -7%. PBR -6%. TS -7%. LYG -6%. MCP -7%. MPEL -7%. DRYS -6%. SLW -6%. RF -6%. AKS -6%. PCX -6%. BHP -6%. JDSU -7%. AUY -6%. FCX -6%. SDRL -6%. NYX -6%. GFI -6%. ING -6%. TEF -6%. AU -6%. ARMH -5%. TOT -6%. ALU -6%.
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  • Sep. 22, 2011, 7:48 AM
    The air continues to come out of copper, down another 5.7% this morning to bring its fall since Aug. 1 to 25%. Even with the plunge, the copper ETF JJC +2.5% Y/Y. Off 4-6% yesterday, the major miners are all sharply lower premarket. RIO -6.7%, BHP -5.2%, VALE -3.6%.
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  • Sep. 21, 2011, 1:01 PM
    It's another bad day for copper: Prices fall 2.2% to $3.73/lb, marking the low since November as the miners can't seem to escape bad news (I, II) on the production front either. Decliners: RIO -2.2%, FCX -4.1%, BHP -2.8%, FM -4.5%, SCCO -2%.
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  • Sep. 20, 2011, 3:38 PM
    Copper prices continue their plunge today, -2% to $3.70/lb, taking shares of copper companies with them: Freeport McMorRan Copper & Gold (FCX -4.5%), Southern Copper (SCCO -3.5%), Rio Tinto (RIO -0.6%), BHP Billiton (BHP -0.6%), Augusta Resources (AZC -5.1%).
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  • Sep. 19, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: GR +22%. TYC +7%. SGMO +3%.
    Losers: JKS -15%. ING -7%. LYG -7%. RBS -7%. BCS -6%. MT -6%. BBVA -5%. CS -5%. SAP -4%. LOGI -4%. RIO -4%. TEF -4%. ALU -4%. FTE -4%. SNY -4%. AMAT -4%. BHP -4%. SDRL -4%. DRYS -4%. TOT -3%. DB -4%. RBS -3%. NOK -3%. BP -3%. C-3 VOD -3%. SI -3%. STD -3%. UBS -3%.
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Company Description
BHP Billiton Ltd is a natural resources company. The Company is engaged in the producing commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical and energy coal, conventional and unconventional oil and gas, copper, aluminium, manganese, uranium, nickel and silver.