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China adds to global recession by turning off overseas mining investment

Beijing’s decision to halt all overseas mining investment once again highlights how Government intervention continues to pose insurmountable risks for those who seek to do business with China. It also makes a mockery of the win-win rhetoric frequently espoused by … Continue reading

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Chinalco’s Dawn Raid on Rio Tinto Shares – More than a Business Deal

Over the next few months, the Australian Financial Investment Review Board (FIRB) will have a tough job deciding whether it is in Australia’s best interest to approve Chinalco’s acquisition of more than 14.9% of Rio Tinto shares.  A crucial task … Continue reading

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Australian Media Warns China May Retaliate Against a BHP-Rio Merge

Australia’s national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), quoted in length an expert’s warning that the BHP-Rio Tinto merge might bring along an end to Australia’s resources boom, due to possible retaliation from China.  This is the first time that … Continue reading

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Rio Tinto Takeover Update

As it turns out, I’m correct in being cautious about the Blackstone rumour. In this morning’s The Australian: BLACKSTONE Group said overnight it isn’t involved in a bid for mining giant Rio Tinto, which has already rejected a $US150 billion … Continue reading

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Blackstone: Trash or Gems?

The name Blackstone comes to my attention as I  follow news of the Rio Tinto takeover.  Blackstone, according to the Telegraph, is on centre stage this time as a possible rival contender for a controlling stake in Rio Tinto. Rumour … Continue reading

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Is China Panicking over Ore Prices?

I am very aware of how news can be unreliable in the middle of a merger deal, as stakeholders often attempt to flood the media with stories that are favourable to their ends of the bargain.  That is why I … Continue reading

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