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.

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.


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.

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.

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