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Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO) is engaged in metal and mineral production. The Company's business units are based on product group. The Aluminum group mines bauxite, refines alumina for both primary aluminum production and specialty alumina markets. The Copper group produces copper, with valuable by-products of gold and molybdenum, which has operations and projects that are located in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. The Diamonds and Minerals group produces diamonds, borates, titanium dioxide feedstock, talc, high purity iron, metal powders, zircon and rutile. The Energy group supplies thermal and coking coal to the Asian seaborne market, as well as supplies uranium oxide to electric power utilities worldwide. The Iron Ore supplies seaborne iron ore trade and produces direct saleable lump and fines ore, pellets and concentrates. On March 1, 2010, the Company completed the sale of its Alcan Packaging Food Americas division to Bemis Company, Inc. http://www.riotinto.com/

Headlines Around the Web

Delays underscore Guinea predicament

Oct 21 - Financial Times

Rio raises annual copper output target

Oct 15 - Financial Times

Rio Tinto ex-CEO to join Vedanta

Sep 17, 2013 - The Times of India

Ex-Rio Tinto boss joins Vedanta

Sep 16, 2013 - France24

Articles About Rio Tinto

Unemployment
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning September 19, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, jobless claims fell by 36,000 to 280,000 last week - the lowest level since July. US housing starts fell 14.4% in August after an outsized 22.9% gain in July. US building permits fell by 5.6% in August after rising by 8.6% in July. (8:27 am)

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Global stock market indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 18, 2014

By Comsec

Despite a firmer start this morning, the Australian sharemarket is trading at its lowest level since 2 July at lunch. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is below the key 5400pt mark, is down for the seventh day and this is the worst week for local markets in 15 months. (Sep 18)

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Tony Abbott at New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 16, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is modestly lower after recording its biggest daily slump in five weeks yesterday. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.1 per cent and continues to soften following disappointing signs for China's economy on Saturday. (Sep 16)

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Stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 15, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian share market remained under the control of the selling fraternity on Monday morning. The weakness in Europe and the US continues to cast a pall over the local picture. US stocks ended last week under pressure, leading the S&P 500 to sh... (Sep 15)

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Iron Ore Mining
Iron Age For Australia Ends As Price Of Key Steelmaking Ingredient Dips Below $83/Tonne

By IBTimes AU

The price of iron ore has hit a five-year low of $82.20 per tonne, spelling more bad news for Australia's top export commodity. Price of the key steelmaking-ingredient has been on a downhill trend since Dec 4, 2013 as the benchmark price of iron ore tumbled down 41 per cent. (Sep 15)

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New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 12, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is falling for the third straight day and for the fourth time this week, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.4 per cent. Should nothing change dramatically this afternoon, this has been the worst week for local shares in a month. (Sep 12)

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Asian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 11, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket failed to recover this afternoon, with stocks falling for the second day. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) slipped by 0.5 per cent adding to Wednesday's similar pullback. The IT sector was the only improver with share registry Computershare (CPU) rising by 1.4 per cent. (Sep 11)

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Wall Street
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 11, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market is adding to Wednesday's losses, with a sharp drop in the unemployment rate, subdued Chinese inflation and a positive lead from Wall Street not enough to inspire local markets. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.2 per cent, adding to Tuesday's 0.6 per cent slide. (Sep 11)

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Stock market yawning investor
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 10, 2014

By Comsec

The US market's worst session in five weeks set local shares up for a tough start this morning. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.7 per cent, completely wiping out Tuesday's 0.5 per cent gains and pushing the index back below the key 5600pt level. (Sep 10)

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Stock Market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 9, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is making up for around half of yesterday's 0.36 per cent tumble following choppy global trade overnight. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is up 0.2 per cent, with only the energy, industrial and tech industries losing ground. (Sep 09)

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