BHP’s copper ambitions

If BHP (ASX:BHP) had managed to win control of Anglo American and its 700,000 or so tonnes of annual copper production, would the company’s head of copper in South Australia, Anna Wiley, have stepped up this week and laid down a very upbeat outlook for the company’s position in the red metal?

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Failed BHP takeover sparks mining sector rally

BHP's (ASX:BHP) unsuccessful takeover attempt of Anglo American has invigorated the mining industry, boosting share prices and highlighting the sector's critical role in decarbonizing the global economy. Now, the challenge for executives is to convert this attention into the financial support needed to produce the metals required for renewable energy infrastructure.

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