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BHP boosts dividend as half-year profit jumps 25 per cent

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BHP Billiton's first-half performance, helped by robust metals prices, handed an extra US$800 million to shareholders as it forecasts rising cash flows in the second half.

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GLOBAL miner BHP Billiton reported a 25 per cent rise in underlying half-year profit on Tuesday, helped by robust metals prices, and handed an extra US$800 million to shareholders as it forecast rising cash flows in the second half.

The payout echoes a similar move by

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