As the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton (BHP) ought to know something about the...

|About: BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)|By:, SA News Editor

As the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton (BHP) ought to know something about the outlook for global commodities, and it isn't too promising. Its mid-year report expresses caution on the short-term economy and warns that demand from China will likely slow while Europe will suffer from the impact of fiscal consolidation.