Half Year Results 

BHP ups payout after soft first half

BHP ups payout after soft first half

On 22 January, investors in BHP (BHP) were forewarned that maintenance work and production outages had pushed unit costs above guidance. A month on, the $600m (£465m) negative impact on the productivity drive has been cemented in interim numbers, and is now expected to extend to $1bn for the full year, thereby removing a key lever of controllable cost improvements.

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