5 shares for your ISA: BHP Billiton

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BHP Billiton
BHP Billiton

The multinational miner looks a good way to ride economic growth within emerging markets.

Each day this week we're highlighting a share you may wish to consider for your ISA. Today we turn our attention to BHP Billiton, the multinational miner that also carries substantial oil and gas operations.

Large companies have several advantages over their smaller competitors. For example, larger companies can enjoy greater economies of scale to keep themselves competitive, bigger financial muscles to protect themselves from downturns, and more lobbying power to help prevent being pushed around by governments.