BHP Billiton: The Australian Mining Company's Growth Strategies



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Code : COM0048

Year :
2004

Industry : Minerals, Metals and Mining

Region : Australia

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Abstract: In 2001, BHP, an Australian 'natural resources company' and Billiton, a British mining company, merged to form the world's largest mining company the BHP Billiton Group. Since its formation, the group has been focusing on global expansions, leveraging on BHP's expertise in natural resources and Billiton's vast experience in the mining industry. By June 2004, the group had a market capitalisation of US$54 billion.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the global growth strategies of the BHP Billiton Group
  • To discuss the company's plans for sustaining its leadership in the worldwide mining industry.

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    Keywords : BHP Billiton; Global mining market; Growth Strategies Case Study; Aluminium refineries in South Africa; Coal mines in Australia; Chinese appetite for steel; Iron ore mines in Australia; Bauxite mines in Indonesia

    Contents :
    The Iconic Australian Miner
    The Growth Strategies


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