November 16, 2017 / 4:21 AM / 6 months ago

BHP says its Nickel West unit 'potentially on the block'

SYDNEY (Reuters) - BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) said on Thursday it was looking for the right time to sell its Nickel West business in Australia.

FILE PHOTO - BHP Billiton Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie is silhouetted against a screen projecting the company's logo at a round table meeting with journalists in Tokyo, Japan June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

“Nickel West is potentially on the block,” BHP Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie told reporters. “Nickel West is not core.”

    Reporting by James Regan; editing by Richard Pullin

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