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BHP Billiton Doubles Capex for 2017, Wary of Protectionist Talk


Industry Segment: Metals & Minerals | Word Count: 638 Words

SUGAR LAND--February 22, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Despite concerns over politically driven economic uncertainty, BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BHP) (Melbourne, Australia), the world's largest mining company by market value, benefited from rising commodity prices and strong results from its copper operations as 2016 came to a close. But executives warned that much of this progress could be undone by rising protectionist attitudes in Western countries. Industrial Info is tracking $14.67 billion in active projects involving BHP.

Within this article: Details on BHP's outlook and some of its highest-valued projects, including those in Chile, Saskatchewan and the Gulf of Mexico that were cited as particularly productive.

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