BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie  before releasing the full-year results to the media and analysts at the company’s headquarters in Melbourne on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

BHP Billiton, the world’s largest miner, reported a surge in underlying full-year profit on Tuesday and said it would exit its underperforming US shal(...)

The underlying profit was the weakest since the merger of BHP and Billiton in 2001

BHP Billiton reported a record $6.4 billion annual loss on Tuesday, hammered by a bad bet on shale, a dam disaster in Brazil and a commodities slump, (...)

BHP Billiton’s  copper/uranium/gold/silver processing plant near the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. File photograph: AFP Photo/ BHP Billiton

Shares in BHP Billiton jumped more than 6 per cent on Tuesday after the Anglo-Australian miner pledged to protect its progressive dividend policy desp(...)

 BHP Billiton Ltd: additional ore in a market where there is a lack of corresponding demand growth

The head of the world’s largest mining company BHP Billiton said on Tuesday that the price of its main commodity, iron ore, was likely to fall in the (...)

Centrica,  owner of Bord Gáis Energy and British Gas, fell 1.6 per cent in brisk volume after it cut its full-year earnings outlook on the back of a steep drop in energy demand. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Mining stocks led a fall across Europe after manufacturing data missed economists’ estimates for the region and China. A purchasing managers index for(...)

BHP’s demerger plans, unveiled yesterday by Andrew Mackenzie, underscore the changing mood in mining over the past 18 months. Photograph: Bloomberg

BHP Billiton, the world’s most valuable miner, is to break itself up via a stock market spin-off, signalling an end to years of deals and expansion dr(...)

Miner BHP Billiton topped market forecasts with a 31 per cent rise in first-half profit today and hinted it may launch a share buyback in Augus(...)

BHP Billiton said yesterday US authorities had laid out grounds for possible enforcement action against the global mining firm for corrupt practices, (...)