18 Feb 2014

Profit leap for mining giant

5:49 pm on 18 February 2014

The world's biggest miner has posted an 83 percent jump in first-half profit to $US8.1 billion.

BHP Billiton says its revenues rose 5.9 percent to $US33.95 billion for the six months ended December.

The company will pay a fully-franked interim dividend of 59 US cents a share, up 2 cents from last year.