SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
	Washington, D.C. 20549

	Schedule 13G

	Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
	

	BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0
	(Name of Issuer)

	COMM	
	(Title of Class of Securities)

	057224107
	(CUSIP Number)

	December 31, 2004
	(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this 
Schedule is filed:

[X]	Rule 13d-1(b)

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class
of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which
would alter the disclosures provided in a prior page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not
be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that
section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act
(however, see the Notes).

	


CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS, NA.,  943112180
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	U.S.A.
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					20,736,053
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							23,116,231
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
	23,116,231
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	6.89%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
		---------

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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS GLOBAL FUND ADVISORS
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	U.S.A.
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					1,844,297
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							2,084,674
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
2,084,674
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.62%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	IA
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS, LTD
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	England
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					4,761,754
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							4,779,404
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
4,779,404
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	1.42%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
		---------

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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS JAPAN TRUST AND BANKING COMPANY LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	Japan
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					279,417
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							279,417
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
279,417
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.08%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
		---------

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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	England
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					19,138
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							19,138
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
19,138
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.01%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS BANK PLC
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	England
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					-
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							-
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
-
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	England.
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					17,708
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							17,708
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
17,708
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.01%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS CAPITAL INC
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	U.S.A.
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					-
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							-
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
-
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BD
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS PRIVATE BANK & TRUST (ISLE OF MAN) LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	England.
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					-
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							-
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
-
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS PRIVATE BANK AND TRUST (JERSEY) LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	England
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					-
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							-
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
-
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS BANK TRUST COMPANY LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	England
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					-
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							-
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
-
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS BANK (Suisse) SA
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	Switzerland
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					-
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							-
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(9) Aggregate 
-
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BARCLAYS PRIVATE BANK LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	England
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					-
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							-
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(9) Aggregate 
-
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	BK
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	BRONCO (BARCLAYS CAYMAN) LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	Cayman Islands
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					-
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							-
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(9) Aggregate 
-
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	OH
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	PALOMINO LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	Cayman Islands
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					5,800
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							5,800
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
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(9) Aggregate 
5,800
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(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
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(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	OH
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CUSIP No.	057224107
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 (1) Names of Reporting Persons.  
	I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only).
	
	HYMF LIMITED
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(2) Check the appropriate box if a member of a Group*
(a)  / /
(b)  /X/
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(3) SEC Use Only

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(4) Citizenship or Place of Organization
	Cayman Islands
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Number of Shares				(5) Sole Voting Power
Beneficially Owned					-
by Each Reporting				------------------------------
Person With					(6) Shared Voting Power
							-
						------------------------------
						(7) Sole Dispositive Power			
							-
						------------------------------
						(8) Shared Dispositive Power
							-
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(9) Aggregate 
-
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(10) Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares*
	
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(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
	0.00%
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(12) Type of Reporting Person*
	OH
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ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS, NA
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			45 Fremont Street
         			San Francisco, CA  94105
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			U.S.A
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
	BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	 
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS GLOBAL FUND ADVISORS
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			 45 Fremont Street
        			 San Francisco, CA   94105
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			U.S.A
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) //	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) /X/	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS, LTD
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			 Murray House
         			1 Royal Mint Court
        			 LONDON, EC3N 4HH
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			England
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
	BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS JAPAN TRUST AND BANKING COMPANY LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			Ebisu Prime Square Tower 8th Floor
         			1-1-39 Hiroo Shibuya-Ku
         			Tokyo 150-0012 Japan
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			Japan
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			Unicorn House 5th floor
         			252 Romford Road, Forest Gate
         			London 37 9JB England
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			England
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS BANK PLC
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			54 Lombard Street
         			London, England EC3P 3AH
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			England
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			5 The North Colonmade
         			Canary Wharf, London, England E14 4BB
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			England
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS CAPITAL INC
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			200 Park Ave
         			NY, NY 10166
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			U.S.A.
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) /X/	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) //	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS PRIVATE BANK & TRUST (ISLE OF MAN) LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			4th Floor, Queen Victoria House
	  		Isle of Man, IM99 IDF
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			England
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS PRIVATE BANK AND TRUST (JERSEY) LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			39/41 Broad Street, St. Helier
	 		Jersey, Channel Islands JE4 8PU
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			England
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS BANK TRUST COMPANY LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
			54 Lombard Street
	 		London, EC3P 3AH, England
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			England
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS BANK (Suisse) SA
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
10 rue d'Italie 
CH-1204 Geneva 
Switzerland
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			Switzerland
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)
ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BARCLAYS PRIVATE BANK LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
59/60 Grosvenor Street
London, WIX 9DA England
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			England
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) /X/	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			BRONCO (BARCLAYS CAYMAN) LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
Walker House Mary Street PO Box 908 GT
George Town, Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			Cayman Islands
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) //	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			PALOMINO LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
Walker House Mary Street PO Box 908 GT
George Town, Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			Cayman Islands
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) //	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 1(A).	NAME OF ISSUER
		BAKER HUGHES INC ORD USD1.0	
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ITEM 1(B).	ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
		3900 Essex Lane	
		Houston Tx 77027
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ITEM 2(A).	NAME OF PERSON(S) FILING
			HYMF LIMITED
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ITEM 2(B).	ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
Walker House Mary Street PO Box 908 GT
George Town, Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)
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ITEM 2(C).	CITIZENSHIP
			Cayman Islands
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ITEM 2(D).	TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
			COMM
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ITEM 2(E).	CUSIP NUMBER
			057224107
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ITEM 3.  	IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO RULES 13D-1(B), OR 
13D-2(B), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A

(a) //	Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act
	(15 U.S.C. 78o).
(b) //	Bank as defined in section 3(a) (6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
(c) //	Insurance Company as defined in section 3(a) (19) of the Act 
	(15 U.S.C. 78c).
(d) //	Investment Company registered under section 8 of the Investment
	Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
(e) //	Investment Adviser in accordance with section 240.13d(b)(1)(ii)(E).
(f) //	Employee Benefit Plan or endowment fund in accordance with section
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
(g) //	Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with section 
	240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
(h) //	A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit
	Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).
(i) //	A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment
	company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
	(15U.S.C. 80a-3).
(j) //	Group, in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J)

ITEM 4.	OWNERSHIP 

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and 
percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

(a)  Amount Beneficially Owned:			
		30,302,372
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(b)  Percent of Class:
		9.03%
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(c)  Number of shares as to which such person has:
	(i)   sole power to vote or to direct the vote
		27,664,167
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	(ii)  shared power to vote or to direct the vote
		-
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	(iii) sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
		30,302,372
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	(iv) shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
		-
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ITEM 5.	OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof
the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five
percent of the class of securities, check the following. //
ITEM 6.	OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON
	The shares reported are held by the company in trust accounts for the 
	economic benefit of the beneficiaries of those accounts.  See also
	Items 2(a) above.
ITEM 7.	IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED
	THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY
		Not applicable
ITEM 8.	IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP
		Not applicable
ITEM 9.	NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP
		Not applicable




ITEM 10.	CERTIFICATION
	    	
            
	(a) The following certification shall be included if the statement
	 is filed pursuant to section 240.13d-1(b):

		By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge
		and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and
		are held in the ordinary course of business and were not 
		acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect 
		of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the 
		securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection
		with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose
		or effect.

	(b) The following certification shall be included if the statement
	 is filed pursuant to section 240.13d-1(c):

		By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge
		and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired
		and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of 
		changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the 
		securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection
		with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose
		or effect.


                        SIGNATURE
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify 
that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct. 


						February 14, 2005
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						Date			

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						Signature

						Nancy Yeung
						Manager of Global Accounting
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