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BHP chief gives Chinese economy thumbs up

Infrastructure drive lifts demand for iron ore and coal amid trade war

BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie discusses Chinese demand on June 19. (Photo by Manami Yamada)

TOKYO -- The Chinese economy is "doing quite well" despite the trade war with the U.S., the head of Australia's BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner, told Nikkei in a recent interview.

The trade conflict has raised concerns over a global slowdown, but CEO Andrew Mackenzie said the battle between the top two economies has not hurt BHP's businesses.

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