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January 17, 2013
09:34 EDTHWD, BHPHarry Winston says Fipco commenced action in Superior Court
Harry Winston Diamond (HWD) reports that C. Fipke Holdings, or Fipco, has commenced an action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against BHP Billiton Canada (BHP) and certain of its affiliates, the company and its subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond Mines, as well as against Dr. Stewart Blusson and Archon Minerals. The claim alleges that the offers made by BHP Billiton to Fipco do not comply with Fipco's pre-emptive rights under the joint venture agreements for the Ekati Mine, and that the company was complicit in this alleged non-compliance. The parties to the litigation have entered into an agreement which provides for the trial and any appeal to be conducted on an expedited basis, with a view to obtaining a final ruling no later than April 15. The agreement provides that, if such ruling is in favor of Harry Winston and BHP Billiton, Harry Winston's purchase of BHP Billiton's joint venture interests in the Ekati Mine may be completed before May 15, without re-triggering the pre-emptive right provisions of the joint venture agreements. Harry Winston and BHP Billiton believe that the claim by Fipco is entirely without merit.
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August 20, 2014
10:04 EDTBHPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: BHP Billiton (BHP) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... GT Advanced (GTAT) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA... Hertz (HTZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... IDEXX (IDXX) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Northcoast... Prestige Brands (PBH) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti... Real Goods Solar (RGSE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital... Regal-Beloit (RBC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow... SunCoke Energy (SXC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Tidewater (TDW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Clarkson Capital.
05:20 EDTBHPBHP Billiton downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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August 19, 2014
15:22 EDTBHPBHP Billiton downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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09:07 EDTBHPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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06:16 EDTBHPBHP Billiton says continues to review Nickel West, smaller assets
BHP Billiton said continues to review Nickel West, New Mexico Coal and its smaller petroleum assets. "Each of these assets is subject to its own study and the Group will only pursue options that maximise value for its shareholders," BHP stated.
06:04 EDTBHPBHP says CFO Graham Kerr to be CEO of new company
BHP Billiton announced a series of changes to the senior management of the company. Graham Kerr, currently CFO is appointed CEO designate of the new company that BHP Billiton plans to form in a demerger. Graham will retire from the Group Management Committee on October 1 and will be replaced as CFO by Peter Beaven, currently President, Copper. Brendan Harris, currently Head of Group Investor Relations, has been appointed CFO designate of the new company. BHP said an announcement relating to Beaven's replacement as President Copper will be made in due course. In the interim Edgar Basto, currently Asset President Escondida, will act in the capacity of President, Copper and, following the appointment of a permanent replacement, will take up a new role within BHP Billiton.
05:59 EDTBHPBHP Billiton to create independent metals and mining company
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05:57 EDTBHPBHP Billiton reports FY14 underlying profit $13.45B vs. $12.21B last year
BHP said capital and exploration expenditure is expected to decline to $14.5Bin the 2015 financial year and be no more than $14B should the proposed demerger be implemented. "By maintaining an internal focus and concentrating investment in our major basins we believe an average rate of return of greater than 20% is achievable for our favoured development options," the company said. It added, "With robust volume growth and further productivity gains expected, we remain confident in the outlook for the Group. On this basis, we increased our full-year progressive base dividend by 4% to 121 US cents per share for an Underlying payout ratio of 48%. We will seek to steadily increase or at least maintain the dividend per share in US dollar terms at each half-yearly payment following the demerger, implying a higher payout ratio."
August 18, 2014
07:01 EDTBHPBHP Billiton spin off announcement doesn't create value, says Bernstein
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