Gilbertson quit over merger battles: report

THE latest conjecture on Brian Gilbertson's departure from BHP Billiton last week maintains that the former CEO proposed a major international transaction that could have led to a change in the company's chairmanship.

Quoting a "source close to the company", Reuters reported from London that BHPB chairman Don Argus purportedly flew a top UK labour lawyer to Australia prior to the meeting that resulted in