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5 Reasons Rio Tinto Looks Attractive

5. Company Description and Investments Rio Tinto is an Australian diversified mining giant engaged in the exploration, development, production and processing of minerals with product groups aluminum, copper, diamonds and minerals, energy, and iron ore.

Labour disputes permeate copper market

The copper market has been plagued with labour disputes for years, however, this year, strikes have been especially prevalent with workers believing that they are entitled to larger pay cheques and benefits.

Vanadium batteries for sustainable energy

As demand for renewable energy sources grows, so will the need to store that energy. Because both wind and solar power do not provide a consistent flow of electricity, technology like the vanadium redox battery (VRB) is gaining the attention of commercial operations as well as governments, projecting a push in future demand for the mineral.

Newmont faces probe in Indonesia

Newmont (NEM), the U.S. mining group, is under investigation in Jakarta, where antigraft authorities said they are reviewing claims the group may have breached rules on the foreign ownership of mining assets.