BHP 'in talks with Gabon' about Belinga iron ore project

BHP Billiton is in talks with the government of Gabon about obtaining the rights to the country’s biggest iron ore deposit, according to unnamed sources close to the deal quoted in a Bloomberg report.

The rights are currently held by China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC). BHP declined to comment on the issue. Officials from Gabon and BHP are set to discuss details at the...


Bianca Markram

January 19, 2012

12:25 GMT