Macquarie lifts BHPB forecasts

AN expectation of increased receipts from alumina sales have seen Macquarie analysts Paul Barnes and Ben Lyons lift their earnings forecast for BHP Billiton by more than 3% to US$2.99 billion in 2005 and US$3.13 billion the year after.

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Globally, BHPB has the fifth largest net long position in alumina after AWC, Chalco, Glencore and Kaiser. It sells 1.

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