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Rio Tinto sells part of Alcan Packaging for $1,95bn

Diversified mining giant Rio Tinto on Tuesday reported that it had completed the sale of part of its Alcan Packaging business to Australia’s Amcor for $1,95-billion. The company sold the pharmaceuticals, global tobacco, food Europe and food Asia...
2nd February 2010

Rio Tinto completes $349m Alcan Composites sale

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has completed the $349-million sale of its Alcan Composites business to Swiss textile and semiconductor machinery manufacturer Schweiter Technologies, it reported on Tuesday. Alcan Composites formed part of Rio Tinto’s...
1st December 2009

Rio Tinto gets approval to sell Brazil iron-ore mine to Vale

The Brazilian National Defence Council has approved the pending sale of diversified miner Rio Tinto’s Corumbá mine to iron-ore giant Vale. In January, Rio Tinto entered into an agreement with Vale to sell its Corumbá iron-ore mine and the...
14th September 2009

Rio sells potash, iron-ore assets to Vale for $1,6bn

As part of its asset divestment programme, diversified miner Rio Tinto has signed agreements to sell its undeveloped potash assets, and an iron-ore asset to Brazilian mining giant Vale, for $1,6-billion. The assets included the Potasio Rio...
30th January 2009

Rio Tinto seeks presence in high-demand potash

Diversified-miner Rio Tinto has its eye on the growing potash market, and hopes to start producing the crop nutrient from its first mine by as early as 2012, energy and minerals CE Preston Chiaro said on Friday. The company already has a foot in...
25th July 2008
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