SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian listed shares of BHP Group dipped 0.7% on Thursday, after the mining giant walked away from its $49 billion plan to take over rival Anglo American, ending for now its six-week pursuit.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was largely flat in early trading.

Anglo said after BHP's statement on Wednesday that it was fully focused on delivering plans it has set out to increase value to shareholders.

(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Christopher Cushing)