P526 Teletext 526 Oct16 21:00:11   NEWS  FILE ———————————  ———————————————————————— BILLITON BUYS MORE SAMANCOR BONDS London-listed mining group Billiton said it has bought another £11.8m of Samancor $100 2004 7% convertible bonds, taking its interest to £42.9m. The bonds are in Samancor Overseas Financing Company, a wholly-owned unit of Samancor. The bond buyout follows Billiton's plan to set up a manganese and chrome joint venture with South Africa's Anglo-American Corp. ——————————————————————————————————————— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 Download and Analyse Share Prices on Your PC See p533-537 Next Shares City Family Finance