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Eyebrows raised at BHP yield outlook

Sometimes it doesn’t matter if you’re the smartest person in the room, just so long as you’re the cheapest, an approach which can be seen in what appears at first glance to be BHP Billiton’s high-risk strategy of potentially paying dividends with debt.

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The Spence copper mine, Chile, is one of several low cost assets on which BHP is relying to survive the commodity flop

To some financial analysts and more cautious investors in the world’s biggest mining company, the idea of borrowing money to ensure that shareholders get steady a dividend, and perhaps even a dividend

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