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Global miner BHP Billiton is expected to go harder than rival Rio Tinto in slashing shareholder returns when it reports its financial results this month.
The voluntary administrator for Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel has been given more time to thoroughly investigate the troubled company - including 11,000 boxes of records - before convening a second creditors' meeting.
Rio Tinto shares were battered overnight on the London market, and continued their fall locally this morning, after it declared a 51 per cent slump in underlying earnings and posted a net loss of US$866 million ($1.2 billion) for 2015.
Newcrest Mining says it is making good progress on the rescue of a worker trapped 300m underground at its Gosowong gold and silver mine in Indonesia.

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