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Will BHP's new chief choose careful and boring or cutting edge and aggressive?

BHP today still appears to be running along the lines of cost control and boosting efficiencies in order to generate strong cash flow.

Launceston, Australia

THERE has been no shortage of advice doled out to incoming BHP Billiton chairman Ken MacKenzie on how to boost the world's largest mining company, but ultimately his role comes down to a fairly straightforward choice.

Does BHP want to be a cutting edge mining...