Is BHP Billiton plc’s Demerger A Bonanza Or A Headache?

Mining giant BHP Billiton (LSE: BLT) (NYSE: BBL.US) is set to spin off its non-core assets into a new company, and management claims the restructuring will deliver greater value for shareholders. That remains to be seen, but either way there could be a sting in the tail for UK shareholders…

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