BHP wants more time for Anglo American bid

Mining giant BHP Billiton logo in Melbourne
BHP says it's ready to offer a break fee to Anglo American if regulators block the takeover deal. -AP

BHP Group has asked for more time to try to win over takeover target Anglo American, hours before a deadline for the world's biggest miner to firm up its $US49 billion ($A74 billion) ($A74 billion) offer for its smaller rival.

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