THE DISTILLERY: Kloppers conundrum

The commentariat calls for BHP to end rumours on Marius Kloppers' future, and outlines the wider implications of the Oakjee slowdown.

Mondays can be slow in commentary land, providing a quiet chance for our scribes to reflect on the week that was. This time around, BHP Billiton's search for a new chief executive is still on everyone's tongues – the question now being, what happens in the interim? Also this morning, one jotter suggests the slowdown at Oakajee signals a major change in resources investment, while another provides figures that back up the argument. Big business is also apparently to blame for political paralysis in Australia.



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