The Distillery: Iron overflow

Jotters unpack BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto's iron ore production results, noting the miners seem content with higher production even if it means lower prices.

BHP Billiton shares finished yesterday’s session in positive territory on the back of the latest production report. Australia’s business commentators are well attuned to the formidable hold BHP and rival Rio Tinto – both of which have reported production this week – have over the iron ore market. And then there’s the eternal battle between their respective portfolios.


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