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BHP posts strong iron ore, copper output

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Global mining giant BHP Billiton on Wednesday announced record full-year production in its key iron ore operations, but its petroleum business was hit by drilling delays in the Gulf of Mexico. 

BHP Billiton's Mount Newman iron ore mine in Western Australia. BHP Billiton on Wednesday posted record full-year production in its key iron ore operations but its petroleum business was hit by drilling delays in the Gulf of Mexico.

The world's largest diversified resources company also saw solid increases in copper and coal production in the financial year to June 30, helping its share price rise 2.27 percent to close at Aus$34.19 (US$31.56).

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