RBM fires five for fuelling protests

2016-09-25 06:29

Five employees of Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) mine, alleged to have been involved in fuelling community protests over jobs and contracts, have been dismissed following an investigation by the mining giant.

Rio Tinto profit slumps 47% on commodity rout

2016-08-03 09:19

Rio Tinto has posted a 47% slide in first-half earnings as commodity prices stayed depressed, underscoring the challenges facing the world’s second-biggest mining firm.

Rio gives away stake with $51bn reserves

2016-06-30 10:00

Rio Tinto Group has given away its stake in the company that owns an abandoned mine in Papua New Guinea with potential copper and gold reserves worth $51bn.

Rio Tinto's SA mine disrupted by protest

2016-05-10 15:38

Production at Rio Tinto's titanium dioxide mine in South Africa has been disrupted by community protests, the global miner says.

Anglo American just won't sell the mines its rivals want

2016-04-05 13:55

For Anglo American, life would have to get a whole lot worse before it considers selling its best copper mines.

Iron ore drop pummels miners as Rio tumbles

2015-10-30 10:08

Iron ore is headed for poor week and bad month in what looks like another tough year as large miners boost low-cost output while China’s demand contracts.

S&P warns of imminent downgrade for miners

2015-04-14 11:09

Standard & Poor's has warned it may soon downgrade several mining companies as it lowered its iron ore price estimates for the next couple of years.

Glencore cuts Australia coal output on weak demand

2015-03-01 11:15

Mining and commodities giant Glencore Xstrata says it is reducing its coal production in Australia by 15 million tons amid weak global demand and oversupply.

Fire at Namibia Rossing uranium plant

2015-02-13 13:11

A fire has broken out at the product recovery plant of the Rio Tinto-owned Rossing Uranium mine in Namibia, the company has confirmed.

Rio Tinto to sell stake in Cameroon

2014-10-15 08:36

Rio Tinto plans to sell its shares in an aluminium smelter in Cameroon, ending a partnership with the government as the project no longer fits group plans.


Fear and death stalk RBM mine

2016-09-04 07:42

Another murder and the suspension of five mining staff have raised tensions at the Rio Tinto subsidiary to boiling point.

Rio Tinto boss shelves giant iron ore project - report

2016-07-05 10:10

Rio Tinto has shelved its $20bn Simandou iron ore project in Guinea because of a sustained slump in prices, says chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques.

Rio's revamp hints at potential $9bn BHP-style spinoff

2016-06-22 11:31

Rio Tinto Group is seemingly putting about $9bn of unwanted assets from coal and uranium to Canadian iron ore into a single basket ready to spin off.

Zim probes Rio Tinto’s Murowa share disposal

2016-04-07 14:22

Zimbabwe is probing Rio Tinto’s disposal of its stake in two mines in Zimbabwe, charging that disposed shares were held offshore.

BHP, Rio evade worst as cyclone misses major ore port

2016-01-31 17:27

BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and other iron-ore producers in Australia have evaded the worst of Cyclone Stan after it missed major export hubs and weakened as it moved inland.

Rio Tinto to forge on with iron ore expansion plans

2015-05-07 15:00

Rio Tinto is to stick with plans to produce iron ore at full tilt despite a plunge in prices, turning up the heat on rivals large and small.

Australia chases BHP, Rio Tinto on tax shelter

2015-04-07 12:12

Australia is pursuing global miners BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto for shifting billions of dollars in iron ore profits through marketing hubs in Singapore.

No uranium spill after mine blaze

2015-02-15 15:20

A fire that broke out at the product recovery plant of the Rio Tinto-owned Rossing Uranium mine in Namibia has not caused a uranium spill.

Australia to export uranium to India - Rio Tinto

2015-01-12 14:36

Rio Tinto expects to start exporting Australian uranium to India as soon as safeguards are in place to restrict its use to power generation.

Rare red diamonds offered in Rio Tinto auction

2014-10-03 08:52

Rio Tinto is now offering four rare red diamonds, worth millions of dollars, from its Australian Argyle mine in an auction.

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