BHP backs balance sheet

BALANCE sheet before all else. That is the mantra BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser says he is going by, signalling a softening of its defiant stance on the progressive dividend policy.

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The company’s policy has been increasingly questioned amid low commodity prices and an expected hefty clean-up and compensation bill after the Samarco disaster in Brazil earlier this month.

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