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ASX 200 rises 0.4% Wednesday 20 January 2021

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) rose by 0.4% today to 6,770 points.

Here are some of the highlights from the ASX:

The BHP share price went up around 1% today in reaction to the resource company’s FY21 half-year operational update.

For the six months to December 2020, compared to December 2019, petroleum production was down 12%, copper production was down 5%, iron ore production was up 6%, metallurgical coal production was down 5%, energy coal production was down 30% and nickel production was up 31%.

BHP said that it achieved record production at its Western Australian iron ore division, with record average concentrator throughput at Escondida.

Strong underlying operational performance in copper by the ASX 200 share offset the…

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