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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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Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore producer, and BHP Biliton Ltd, the world's third largest producer, ended a 40-year system of setting annual prices by signing short term contracts with Asian Mills.
In the mining industry, copper futures for May delivery dropped 1 per cent to $3.3455 per pound in New York yesterday and the metals traded in London fell 1.2 per cent, the 5th consecutive drop.&nbsp;<br>BHP Biliton, world's largest mining company fell 0.6 per cent to $43.10 while Panoramic Resources Ltd., nickel producer was at $2.27 a drop of 2.6 per cent.
BHP Biliton Limited (BHP) (NYSE: BHP), a global resource company, is deciding if it will sell or return to production its idled Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Western Australia by the end of 2009, according to Marius Kloppers, the chief executive.
Vierde bijdrage tot de kennis der vischfauna van Biliton. Naturkundig tijdschrift Nederlands Indie 15: 219-240.
The first contract, in Algeria, in partnership with the French group Bouygues Offshore, stems from a Sonatrach/BHP Biliton call for tenders and concerns the construction of a petroleum facility at Rhourde Ouled Dejmaa with a processing capacity of 80,000 barrels/day.
Joining the leaders yesterday was mining firm BHP Biliton, closing up 2.5% at 717.2p.
A pullback towards AUDJPY 90.00 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.