Rio Tinto PLC Mining News

Rio Tinto considers float of Canadian iron ore business

Rio Tinto, the world's second largest listed mining company, is exploring a public listing of its Iron Ore Company of Canada business.

Erdene becomes first cross-listed firm on the Mongolian Stock Exchange

The listing also makes Erdene the only precious metals exploration and development company currently registered on the exchange.

Mongolia listing boosts investors confidence in Erdene Resource

The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based miner also said it had launched an offering of common shares to Mongolian residents, as well as a concurrent non-brokered private placement, which in combination are expected to raise up to $4.4 million.

Rio Tinto says climbing costs, resource nationalism once again big threats

Chief executive Jean Sebastien-Jacques said the challenge for the industry is to ensure the benefits from the past frugal years are not lost against a backdrop of rising oil prices and increased political risk.

Erdene soars as Altan Nar project in Mongolia proves larger than predicted

Indicated and inferred gold equivalent resources increased by whooping 208% and 172% respectively, when compared to the project’s maiden mineral resource estimate of 2015.

Mongolia arrests ex-minister in Swiss graft probe — govt

A Mongolian former finance minister, Bayartsogt Sangajav, has been arrested as part of an investigation into suspected abuse of power during investment talks for the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in 2009.

Anti-corruption body asks Rio for Oyu Tolgoi-related info

Request relates to an investigation about possible abuse of power by authorized officials during negotiation of the 2009 Oyu Tolgoi investment agreement.

Rio to build power plant at Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia

Move would add further costs to an ongoing $5.3 billion underground expansion of the massive mine.

Rio Tinto rejects allegation it dodged $700 million in Oyu Tolgoi taxes

Dutch non-profit organization claims Rio and its Canadian subsidiary Turquoise Hill used a complex network of tax haven subsidiaries and lending money to itself at high interest rates.

Rio Tinto bets big on Mongolia, opens local office

The new unit, under Mongolian leadership, will focus on exploration and local ties.

Force Majeure at Oyu Tolgoi mine due to border protests

Measure was taken as Chinese coal haulers continue to disrupt deliveries near the border with Mongolia, the mine's majority owner Turquoise Hill said.

Rio’s Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia hit with $155 million tax bill

Rio Tinto-controlled Turquoise Hill said the bill relates to an audit on taxes imposed and paid by the mine operator between 2013 and 2015.

Massive Oyu Tolgoi mine to more than double gold production in 2018

Rio Tinto-controlled Turquoise Hill is also predicting costs to fall about 2.8%.

Erdene Resource moving forward with flagship project in Mongolia

While the company had other projects in the country, the Bayan Khundii gold project went from greenfield prospect to being its main asset in roughly nine months.

Erdene new gold zone at Mongolia Bayan Khundii project larger than expected

Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to being Erdene’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

Oyu Tolgoi resumes copper shipments to China

Move follows extensive talks with Chinese and Mongolian authorities.

Rio Tinto says halt of copper shipments from Oyu Tolgoi ‘a bump in the road’

Chief executive Jean-Sebastian Jacques comments come as the company had to suspend shipments from the Mongolian mine last week.

Canada’s Erdene Resource sees bright future after striking gold in Mongolia

The company's Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to the company’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

Turquoise Hill soars on Rio Tinto increasing stake rumours

The mining giant is said to have hired Goldman Sachs as an adviser to look at a two-step wrap-up of the Vancouver-based firm.

Rio Tinto goes ahead with $5.3 billion expansion of Oyu Tolgoi

Construction of the massive mine's underground portion will begin within months, with first production expected by 2020.

Milbank awarded for Oyu Tolgoi mining deal representation

During the PFI Awards Dinner held in London on Feb. 3.

Rio Tinto closes $4.4 billion financing deal for Oyu Tolgoi mine

The $4.4 billion deal involved international financial institutions and export credit agencies representing the governments of the U.S., Canada and Australia, along with 15 commercial banks.

Rio Tinto $4 billion financing deal for Oyu Tolgoi imminent — report

The agreement, which is said to involve up to 15 banks, could be signed as early as Wednesday.

Copper prices may weigh on Rio Tinto’s looming decision on Oyu Tolgoi expansion

The company said it would announce a final decision on the matter early next year.

Mongolia’s mining sector ready to take off again — Erdene Resource

The company, which owns a gold project in Mongolia, is optimistic about the country's stance towards foreign mining investment over the coming years.