BHP Billiton (LSE:BLT) is the world’s largest mining company with a market cap of over $120 billion.
BHP Billiton started as a Dutch company mining tin on the island of Billiton off the coast of Indonesia in 1860 and the Broken Hill Proprietary Company incorporated in 2885 in Australia. The companies merged in 2001 and are dual listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.
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