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RPT-BHP says will not produce copper at Escondida during planned strike
February 8, 2017 / 12:32 AM / 10 months ago

RPT-BHP says will not produce copper at Escondida during planned strike

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SANTIAGO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Global miner BHP Billiton said on Tuesday that it plans to halt production at its Chile-based Escondida copper mine, the world’s biggest, after unionized workers initiate a strike scheduled to begin on Thursday.

Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Chris Reese

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