BHP to cut 6,000 jobs (Reuters)

A pedestrian walks past the head offices of BHP Billiton in central Melbourne October 16, 2008. (Mick Tsikas/Reuters)Reuters – BHP Billiton Ltd/Plc will cut some 6 percent of its workforce, and close its giant Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Australia with a $1.6 billion writedown, its biggest in nine years, hit by a global recession.

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