acquired its Australian nickel assets in 2005 when it purchased WMC Resources for $9 billion.
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Shareholders will be eager to hear what further growth prospects the company will chase with its cash pile when BHP
Chief Executive Marius Kloppers fronts the group's annual meeting in Australia on Tuesday.
Yesterday's announcement also leaves BHP
focusing squarely on a $39 billion hostile bid for fertiliser group Potash, no longer distracted by the complex $116 billion marriage of the two miners' mammoth Australian iron ore operations.
is operating in another block, Boukhechba (9,000 sq km) north-west of the Illizi Basin, which it acquired under a PSA signed with Sonatrach on May 31, 1997.
Steel employs 12,000 people in 20 countries and generated annual sales of 5bn Australian dollars (pounds 1.
CVRD's purchases gave it a 28% stake in the world's iron ore export market, ahead of England's Rio Tinto (22%) and BHP
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Polo is tipped to classify for group one insurance.
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Billiton Coal President, Dean Dalla Valle, said: BHP
Billiton has had a long relationship with communities in New South Wales, where two of our core coal assets are based.