BHP unveils bond issue

RESOURCES giant BHP Billiton has priced a €2 billion ($A2.6 billion) bond, with the proceeds to be used for working capital.

The two-tranche bond was priced under BHP's euro medium term note program.

The bond issue comprises €1.25 billion of 2.125% bonds due in 2018 and €750 million 3% bonds due in 2024.