Broken Hill

BHP unit moves to recoup US$39m

The Swiss subsidiary of Australian iron ore miner BHP Billiton was given the green light yesterday to take enforcement action in Hong Kong against shipping company Transfield ER Cape to recover about US$39 million owed in failed ship charters.

Saturday, 10 July, 2010, 12:00am

A 'long, 1980s-style luncheon' with former Australian treasurer

For hubris and deluded self-importance, it's hard to go past Australia's politicians or their representatives. Especially when they come to Hong Kong, Shanghai or Beijing to talk up the benefits of one of the world's biggest quarries, I mean, continents.

19 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Sponsors' Corner

Profiling the Games' major backers. This week: BHP Billiton

Projecting a positive image is a major challenge for mining companies for a variety of reasons - more so perhaps for the world's biggest and 2008 Beijing Olympics sponsor, BHP Billiton.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Bidders consider trio of Rio Tinto options

Mainland corporates bide their time as BHP Billiton has yet to come to a firm decision

Beijing has sanctioned major state-owned corporates to look into three strategies for mounting counter-bids for iron ore miner Rio Tinto that could come from a domestic consortium, local players working in concert with foreign companies, or buying shares on the open market.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Behind the glitter, a dangerous reality

495 days to go

The Beijing Olympics will be bigger and better than anything that's gone before, so we are told, repeatedly.

So, too, will the medals that were unveiled with much fanfare this week.

Games organisers Bocog lobbied hard to have the medallions be fitting of the scale and global importance of next year's historic event.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Minerals boom under cloud as market romance begins to cool

Bumper profits from Australian mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto this month have proved last year was the best yet for the country's resources sector. But there are some conflicting views on whether the good news will continue to flow for investors this year.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am