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Rio Tinto shows the value of grown-ups

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
When emergency forced Jan du Plessis to call in new leadership at Rio Tinto in early 2013, the chairman's priority was to introduce "some adults" to the task of rebuilding the investment world's confidence in a miner that had been shooting itself in ...

Rio Tinto considers Chinese partner

Business Spectator - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The capital constraint brought on by the collapse in commodity prices has prompted Rio Tinto to look at bringing in a Chinese partner to help fund the $US1.9 billion ($2.67bn) Amrun bauxite project near Weipa on Cape York.

Fund managers applaud Rio's dividend call

Courier Mail - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The fund managers have previously questioned the policy, under which Rio pledged to never let dividends fall in US dollar terms.

Rio Tinto bauxite and alumina chief Phillip Strachan leaves amid cutbacks

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The man at the helm of Rio Tinto's booming bauxite business has left the company, as the miner's cost cutting drive continues to trim its executive ranks.
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Rio Tinto has dividend cut in its sights

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Rio Tinto is expected to slash its $US4.1 billion ($5.8 billion) annual dividend payout as early as August. Investors expect the mining giant to announce at its full-year results this Thursday that it is putting its so-called progressive dividend ...

Rio Tinto scales up its big data ambitions

iT News - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Rio Tinto is opening its “vast troves” of exploration data to junior explorers in the hopes they will help sift for opportunities and supply ideas and labour.

Head in the sand

The Australian (subscription) - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Say what you like about Rio Tinto but you can't ignore the economic growth and employment and infrastructure benefits that come with their activities.
Rio Tinto ditches boom time payout policy as profit plunges

Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh 'surprised' at strength of downturn

Financial Times - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
When Sam Walsh took over the top job at Rio Tinto in 2013 he was parachuted in so quickly he had to leave a holiday and have a suit made on the way to his interview with the board.
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Finance week ahead: CBA and Rio Tinto profits the focus

ABC Online - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The consensus view is that Rio will see its underlying profit full-year profit roughly halved from $US9.5 billion to $US4.5 billion.

Qld sailors protest to keep jobs - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Dozens of sailors have held a rally in Brisbane in another bid to keep their jobs on bulk-carrier ships. The Maritime Union of Australia claims large businesses, such as mining giant Rio Tinto, are sacking Australian seafarers and replacing them with ...

Rio Tinto Swings to Annual Loss, Alters Dividend Policy

Wall Street Journal - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
SYDNEY—Rio Tinto on Thursday lowered its dividend and slumped to an annual loss, effectively conceding it had misread the strength of China's commodities demand, signaling a new era of diminished returns for mining investors.
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Rio Tinto says seeking growth opportunities in Africa

Yahoo7 News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
UK-AFRICA-MINING-RIO-TINTO:Rio Tinto says seeking growth opportunities A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, in this November 19, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/David Gray/Files.

Rio Tinto slumps to a loss

Yahoo7 News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
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Rio Tinto plc (RIO) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank

Financial Market News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rio Tinto plc logo Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO)'s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank in a report issued on Sunday, StockTargetPrices.

Rio Tinto reins in as losses hit $866m

The Times (subscription) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The world's second largest miner said that in light of the “continuing uncertain market outlook” the board of Rio Tinto has decided to end its progressive policy of always increasing the dividend in dollar terms. The Anglo Australian miner maintained ...

Rio Tinto's 2015 Diamond Sales -23% on Lower Rough Prices

Rapaport - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Rio Tinto reported diamond revenue slumped 23 percent to $698 million in 2015 as market conditions drove down rough prices.

Hedge Fund Segantii Bought Anadarko, Rio Tinto Shares Amid Rout

Bloomberg - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
London-based Rio Tinto's ADRs declined 14 percent in the fourth quarter and have tumbled 16 percent this year. The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF dropped 8 percent in the final three months of 2015 and is down another 21 percent in ...
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Rio Tinto sliding back to GFC low

Australian Mining - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Rio Tinto is edging dangerously close to its lowest share price on the ASX since the GFC. Over the past month Rio has lost 18.5 per cent of it's value, dropping from $45.44 per share to $37.03.

Fitch: Rio Tinto Dividend Plan May Ease Rating Pressure

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Rio Tinto's (A-/Negative) decision to scrap its progressive dividend policy gives the group greater financial flexibility and should ease some of the near-term pressures on its credit rating, Fitch Ratings says.