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No one cares about the oil market – that’s why it’s a good time to invest

The best time to invest in a market is when things are quiet. And right now, there’s no market quieter than oil. Dominic Frisby picks the best way to …
6 Nov 2019
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BHP Billiton struggles with the diet

The mining giant navigated a commodities slide by shedding baggage. Is it in good enough shape for the uphill climb to come? Alice Gråhns reports.
24 Aug 2018
Stock markets

If you'd invested in: BHP Billiton and Medica Group

Mining giant BHP Billiton has seen its share price more than double since the beginning of 2016, while radiology services provider Medica has seen its…
1 Jun 2018
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BHP Billiton doubles down on its mining strategy

As commodities prices rise, the giant miner is ramping up production. Is that the right strategy, asks Alex Williams.
19 Aug 2016
Stocks and shares

Painful changes at the miners

Mining company Anglo American scrapped its dividend after overtaking commodities giant Glencore as the worst-performing stock in the FTSE 100 this yea…
10 Dec 2015
Stocks and shares

BHP Billiton mired in disaster

Shares in BHP Billiton have sunk to a ten-year low after the Brazilian government took the miner to court over the bursting of two of its dams.
4 Dec 2015
Stocks and shares

BHP Billiton hit by disaster in Brazil

Shares in BHP Billiton plunged after a collapse in a mine in Brazil left four dead and 22 missing.
12 Nov 2015

How to profit as Australia’s economy finally runs out of luck

The Australian economy bucked the worst of the financial crisis, but now its luck has run out. Matthew Partridge reveals the best way to profit from t…
28 Aug 2015

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Is the gloom overdone on mining stocks?

As China-related panic spread this week, the mining sector slid. BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Glencore all fell by more than 7% on Monday.
27 Aug 2015
Stocks and shares

BHP dismantles the empire

Mining giant BHP Billiton is to spin off some assets into a separate company, allowing it to focus on its most profitable businesses.
21 Aug 2014
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Shares in focus: Should you buy this mining behemoth?

Investors have rightly been nervous of miners. Is BHP Billiton different? Phil Oakley investigates.
10 Feb 2014