BHP Billiton Announces Record Financial Results

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — FEBRUARY 15: The BHP Billiton logo is seen at the BHP Billiton Centre February 15, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. BHP today posted the biggest interim profit in Australian corporate history. The world’s biggest mining company announced a half-year after tax profit of $5.9 billion AUD ($4.37 billion USD) a rise of almost 48 per cent from last year. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)