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Belitung

(bĕlē`tŏng), island (1990 pop. 192,972), 1,866 sq mi (4,833 sq km), Indonesia, in the Java Sea midway between Sumatra and Borneo. It has valuable tin mines (government-owned), worked chiefly by Chinese labor. Belitung is also known for its pepper. Ceded to the British by the sultan of Palembang in 1812, it later became a Dutch possession. The chief town and port is Tandjungpandan. It was formerly called Billiton.
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El pasado 1 de octubre la compania minera inglesa BHP Biliton compro a Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd (FOGL), una pequena em presa petrolera tambien britanica, 40% de las licencias de exploracion de la plataforma submarina de las islas Malvinas.
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Joining the leaders yesterday was mining firm BHP Biliton, closing up 2.
the Business Partners Employee Share Trust, Biliton SA, Anglo-American, De Beers and financial institutions such as Absa, FirstRand, Nedcor and Old Mutual.
00 should be met with some solid support - Australian equities are moving into reporting season next month with sound results in the banking space expected, while a US$150 per tonne iron ore price will go a long way to pleasing traders in key mining stocks like BHP Biliton, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals - all statistically significant.
Otto Energy Ltd, an Australian oil and gas company (ASX:OEL), has sold a stake in a Phillipine oil exploration project to the petroleum arm of BHP Biliton Ltd (ASX:BHP).
BHP Biliton, Rio Tinto, Medco Tulip Tura Group and Brazil's Companhia Valedo Rio Doce have agreed to take part in the project, Yasuo Ichimura, president of Itochu Indonesia told the newspaper Investor Daily here recently.
The four companies are Biliton Indonesia BV, PT Scorpion Mangani, PT Scorpion Salido Mas, and PT Newcrest Sumatra Minerals.
Kimberley Diamonds - Oxiana - Pilbara Iron - Iluka - Jubilee Mines - Paladin resources - Zinifex - BHP Biliton - Consolidated Minerals - Rio Tinto - Alcan - Alcoa - Worsley - Mitsubishi - Xstrata - Glencore
2, largely due to rises in banks such as Standard Chartered and HSBC and mining companies BHP Biliton, Anglo American, Rio Tinto and Glencore.