BHP buries Billiton and renames itself BHP (yawn)

THE king is dead! Long live the king! That’s what peasants like Dryblower used to call out when the king died and his son immediately became the new king with no change in the pecking order, in much the same way BHP Billiton last week officially became BHP Group.

BHP buries Billiton and renames itself BHP (yawn) BHP buries Billiton and renames itself BHP (yawn) BHP buries Billiton and renames itself BHP (yawn) BHP buries Billiton and renames itself BHP (yawn) BHP buries Billiton and renames itself BHP (yawn)

The fact that the new name is awfully like the old name, with the removal of Billiton the most obvious change, is the first clue that something might have happened but not a lot changed.