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BHP Billiton shares have fallen sharply as investors are disappointed the mining giant is not returning funds to them amid plans to demerge its smaller mining assets.
Fortescue Metals Group has posted a 56 per cent jump in full-year profit as it ramped up shipments from its Pilbara iron ore mines to 124.2 million tonnes, a 54 per cent jump on the previous year.
Woodside Petroleum boosted first half net profit and given a bullish outlook for natural gas markets
Mt Gibson Iron has increased its underlying full-year profit by 27 per cent to $117.7 million.

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