Rio Tinto

China Tanking; Yours for 99p

China Tanking; Yours for 99p

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Shares in Glencore rattled below £1.00 in trading this morning, amid a fierce sell-off in London that sent the FTSE 100 below the 6,000 mark for the second time this year. Glencore touched 99p for the first time since the company listed at £5.30 in 2011, whilst Rio, BHP and Anglo American are all falling…

Fraught Mining Asset Sales Are Creating Opportunities

Fraught Mining Asset Sales Are Creating Opportunities

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Fraught Mining Asset Sales Are Creating Opportunities $10 billion. $25 billion. The cash that analysts expected Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to raise from asset sales just two years ago was being counted in the tens of billions. But it has not quite panned out that way. Caught between plunging commodity prices and a small…

China’s One Billion Tonne Question

China’s One Billion Tonne Question

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The billion tonne question is raging. China’s tumult has been well publicised in recent weeks, but for coking coal and seaborne iron ore, the key question remains: will Chinese steel output ever trip through 1 billion tonnes per annum. If it does, continued output expansion by mining companies is arguably justified. But if it doesn’t,…

China has caught a cold, so mining bosses are sneezing

China has caught a cold, so mining bosses are sneezing

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Mining in Chaos Over China’s Currency Move China’s unexpected decision to trim the country’s official exchange rate twice in the last two days has sent shockwaves through the global economy, but one sector that is really grappling with the announcement is the world’s mining press. The policy move, which cut the value of the renminbi…

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