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BHP Billiton steps up coal output, slices costs, eyes acquisitions

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 05:50

Melbourne

TOP global miner BHP Billiton outlined plans to boost coal output by 8 per cent over the next three years while slashing costs, and said that it would only consider premium, lowest-cost assets for any acquisitions.

BHP Billiton, the world's top exporter of coking coal