BHP Billiton profits rise 70% to $19.6bn
Mining giant BHP Billiton has seen its annual profits rise nearly 70% thanks to a recovery in commodity prices.
The company said it made $19.6bn (£12.7bn) in the 12 months to June, up from $11.6bn made in the previous year.
Last year's results were hit by a slump in demand for commodities following the economic crisis.
Theo Leggett reports.