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Mining giant BHP Billiton is looking at options to expand its Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.
A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results for Exxon Mobil and Chevron, helping to offset lower oil and gas output and slumping crude oil prices.
The head of Australia's largest gold miner won't commit to shrinking his pay packet despite shareholder anger over executive pay.
Nickel producers believe the price of the commodity will remain buoyant despite recent volatility.

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