ARTICLES RELATING TO RIO TINTO

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.

Vote to scrap Aus super profits tax

2014-09-02 13:06

Australia's upper house Senate has voted to repeal a tax on mining industry super profits, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

SABMiller poaches Rio Tinto chairperson

2014-08-06 14:41

SABMiller has appointed Jan du Plessis as a new independent non-executive director, who will take the reigns from John Manser as chair in July next year.

Rio Tinto pushes on with Russia JV in Canada

2014-06-27 12:19

Global miner Rio Tinto and Russian fertiliser producer Acron OAO are moving ahead with the development of the Albany potash prospect in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Rio Tinto not actively trying to divest

2014-05-16 18:00

Mining giant Rio Tinto says it's not actively trying to divest assets, but will consider any attractive offers.

Strong cyclone hits western Australia

2013-12-31 09:46

A powerful cyclone has lashed Australia's resources-rich west coast, bringing torrential rains and destructive gales that ripped up trees and roofs and closed major global iron ore operations.

Glencore halts $7bn Australian mine

2013-09-11 12:06

Mining giant Glencore Xstrata says it has put its proposed $7bn Wandoan open-cut energy coal project in Australia on hold as oversupply drags on prices.

Job cuts ahead as Rio delays expansion

2013-08-14 18:05

Rio Tinto says it has to cut up to 1 700 jobs in its Mongolian operation, after a more than $5bn underground expansion of the Oyu Tolgoi mine was suspended.

 

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.

Glencore fulfills pledge with $1bn buyback

2014-08-20 14:03

Commodities group, Glencore, has become the first of the large miners to honour promises to return cash to shareholder.

Rio Tinto sells Mozambique coal assets

2014-07-30 10:15

Global miner Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its coal assets in Mozambique to a joint venture of Indian companies for $50m.

Mining giants warn of job cuts in Australia

2014-05-26 13:22

Mining heavyweights BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have warned that they could shut operations and slash jobs over Australia's high taxes and costs, a report says.

NUM members march over Rio Tinto miners

2014-02-06 16:34

About 200 NUM members have marched to the Mining Indaba in Cape Town to protest against the alleged ill-treatment of Rio Tinto miners in other countries.

Rio Tinto boosts output forecasts

2013-10-15 10:09

Global miner Rio Tinto has lifted its forecast copper output for 2013 after a better-than-expected recovery at its landside-hit US Kennecott mine.

'Australia's mining boom not yet over'

2013-08-26 13:00

Former Chinese commodities trader Jerry Ren, who is quietly building a mining empire in the Australian outback, scoffs at talk the resources boom is over.

Small miners face major headache

2013-07-22 09:35

Opportunities to develop small iron mines are fast disappearing, as cash dries up and miners are unable to compete with the sector's heavyweights.

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