As Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton ship more iron ore than ever to China, the Australia mining giants face a fightback from Brazil's Vale for market share that threatens to drive already weak prices even lower.
The Australian compa
Mining firm Rio Tinto has pledged to invest at least $250 million to $300 million in the construction of the underground section of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia this year, Mongolia's prime minister said.
Global mining company Rio Tinto plans to invest $500 million in a diamond project in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, its chief executive officer Sam Walsh said on Monday.
The company is waiting for environment approvals from the Ind
Rio Tinto declined to comment on Monday on whether it would be willing to settle a lawsuit it brought against Brazil's Vale over valuable iron ore concessions in Guinea.
Vale's general counsel said last Friday the company
Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto offered $3.9 billion to buy African-focused coal miner Riversdale in an agreed deal that is likely to be challenged by rivals seeking to secure coking coal reserves.
Rio's first big acquisition since it
Iran can keep its stake in a uranium mine in Namibia owned by Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto, despite new UN sanctions restricting such investments, the firm said.
UN Security Council resolution 1929, adopted in June, bans the
A Shanghai court on Monday sentenced a Chinese-Australian executive of Rio Tinto to seven years in prison on charges of accepting bribes and five years on charges of stealing commercial secrets.
The Shanghai Intermediate People's Court
A joint venture between BP and Rio Tinto, Hydrogen Energy, is pushing on with the world's first large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project despite the credit crunch hitting both Abu Dhabi and California.
Hydrogen Energy chief
Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Maaden) will delay by three years the start of production at a planned aluminium smelter, its chief executive said after mining giant Rio Tinto Alcan abandoned the project.
Rio Tinto Alcan said in December it had d
Mining giant Rio Tinto is unable to finance its 49 per cent stake in an aluminium joint venture in Saudi Arabia, projected to cost $10 billion because of the global crisis, its Saudi partner said on Wednesday.
'Rio Tinto will not be ab