BHP Billiton’s split may have lessons for Alcoa

#Alcoa announced on Monday it will break itself in two, separating a faster growing #Plane and #Car parts business from traditional #Alumina and #Aluminum production as shareholders seek higher returns amid a commodity slump.

#BHP used a similar rationale for ring-fencing select operations in #Australia, #SouthernAfrica and #SouthAmerica into what became South 32 last May to concentrate on its most profitable commodities.

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