Rio Tinto announces R6.5bn mine development in KZN

2019-04-09 10:44

The global mining group said the investment would sustain the capacity of Richards Bay Minerals by developing a new mine called Zulti South.

Mining firms set to spend $11bn in search of the next jackpot

2018-08-07 10:58

Miners and investors think the sector's heavyweights might be close to a new jackpot discovery.

Glencore, Apollo said to bid for Rio's last coal assets

2017-12-20 12:15

Glencore and a group led by Apollo Global Management are among bidders set to be shortlisted for the sale of Rio Tinto’s last remaining coal mines, which may fetch more $1.5bn.

Rio faces fraud charges on $3.7bn Mozambique coal deal

2017-10-18 13:33

US authorities have filed fraud charges against the mining group, its former CEO Tom Albanese and ex-CFO Guy Elliott, claiming they inflated the value of their Mozambican coal assets acquired in 2011.

Glencore's long hunt for Rio Tinto's coal mines slips away

2017-06-27 11:52

Glencore’s years-long pursuit for a bigger Australian coal business has delivered another setback after Rio Tinto passed on the company’s offer for a second time.

Glencore's last minute gambit gives Rio cash-or-China dilemma

2017-06-24 10:44

Glencore's last-minute bid for Australian coal mines leaves Rio Tinto Group with a dilemma to mull over the weekend: accept less money or risk upsetting its biggest customer

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.


Miners are budgeting for a recovery in copper

2019-02-01 06:25

Don’t listen to what miners say. Look at what they do, say David Fickling & Elaine He.

#MiningIndaba: From Zwane's charter blank to hope for reset button

2018-02-05 14:13

The mining industry’s culture needs to become “less alpha male” and has a long way to go to create a workplace that includes women, according to president and COO of South32.

Rio picks veteran for chair as investors target discipline

2017-12-04 07:12

Rio Tinto has named industry veteran Simon Thompson as chairperson after shareholders rejected a plan to install a renowned dealmaker.

Glencore's Aussie coal quest may drag as funding challenged

2017-08-09 12:00

Glencore's quest for a piece of Rio Tinto Group’s Australian coal business may not be over yet.

Chinese firm adds incentives to fend off Glencore's challenge of Rio assets

2017-06-26 10:41

China-controlled Yancoal Australia has added new incentives to its offer for Rio Tinto's Australian coal assets to fend off a last-minute challenge by rival Glencore.

China coal giant awaits Rio response to Glencore's rival offer

2017-06-12 08:02

China’s Yanzhou Coal Mining is holding fire on a counter offer for Rio Tinto Group’s Australian coal assets as it waits to hear whether Glencore has succeeded in trumping the deal it struck six months ago.

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.

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