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BHP BILLITON IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Aspiring to 65%-75% empowerment - Greve Restricted

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Diversified mining company BHP Billiton�s South African operations are now 36% black economically empowered (BEE) in accordance with the latest Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Codes of Good Practice, strategy and business development...
25th May 2007
 
 
BHP BILLITON IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Costs remain challenge, says manganese president Restricted

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Cost pressures in the Kalahari remain a concern, says BHP Billiton manganese president Peter Beaven. The manganese industry is growing on the back of the growing global steel industry and a great opportunity exists for South Africa to take...
25th May 2007
 
 
BHP BILLITON IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Ready to execute aluminium expansion Restricted

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South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom has indicated to BHP Billiton it may have power to facilitate the expansion of the two largest of Southern Africa's three operating aluminium smelters in five to six years' time, BHP...
25th May 2007
 
 
BHP BILLITON IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

World's largest mining company's SA operations scoring on two BEE fronts Restricted

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The black economic empowerment (BEE) strategy of diversified mining company BHP Billiton's South African operations is to obtain BEE credits on two fronts.
25th May 2007
 
 
ALUMINIUM

Alcoa launches $33bn bid for rival Alcan Restricted

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One of the world’s biggest aluminium producers, Alcoa, on Monday announced that it would make an offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of competitor Alcan for $33-billion, or nearly R230-billion, in cash and shares.
7th May 2007
 
 
Aluminium

BHP Billiton reports record production levels Restricted

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Global diversified resources group BHP Billiton reported record production for the first nine months of its financial year, underpinned by strong customer demand, the company said in a report on Tuesday.
24th April 2007
 
 
Aluminium

Hulett-Aluminium becomes ‘Hulamin’, unveils new logo Restricted

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South African aluminium producer Hulett Aluminium, which is to be unbundled and separately listed from parent Tongaat-Hulett, will be known simply as ‘Hulamin’, the company announced on Friday.
23rd March 2007
 
 
Aluminium

Shanghai copper 1,2% lower on China rate rise Restricted

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Shanghai copper prices ended 1,2% lower on Monday, under pressure after China raised interest rates, sparking fears that demand from the world's largest copper consumer could ease.
19th March 2007
 
 
 
 
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