Kissinger helps Rio Tinto build bridges with China: Report

Australian mining giant Rio Tinto
turned to US elder statesman Henry Kissinger for help in
building bridges with China following the jailing of four of
its employees, it was reported on Wednesday.

Rio trial resumes in China after exec pleads guilty

The diplomatically sensitive trial of an Oz exec with Rio Tinto resumed in China Tuesday after his courtroom admission that he had taken bribes.

Rio Tinto official admits taking bribe: Report

An official of the Anglo-
Australian mining giant Rio Tinto on Monday admitted in a Chinese
court that he took nearly USD one million bribe in a case that
has sparked a diplomatic row between Beijing and Canberra.

China charges Rio Tinto employees

China has charged four employees of
mining giant Rio Tinto including an Australian in an
industrial espionage case that has strained diplomatic ties, a
lawyer for one of the employees said on Wednesday.

Rio Tinto, Massey among 9 ready to partner Coal India

The Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto, the US-based Massey Energy and seven others have evinced keen interest in partnering with the state-run Coal India.

China ends espionage probe against Rio exec

China has concluded its commercial espionage investigation into an executive with mining giant Rio Tinto, but was yet to determine whether he would face trial, Australia said on Monday.

Rio Tinto to make first iron-ore shipment to India

Global mining giant Rio Tinto on Thursday said it will make its first sale of iron ore in India, to Essar Steel.

China extends Rio Tinto probe by 2 months: Australia

China has extended a probe into detained Rio Tinto mining executive Stern Hu by two months, Australian officials said Thursday, calling for a quick resolution to the long-running case.

Australia, China talk on detained Rio exec: Rudd

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he had raised the issue of detained mining executive Stern Hu during talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao because the case was a "matter of concern" to Australia.

Rio Tinto to be lead sponsor of diamond jewellery promotion

Rio Tinto, a leading international
mining group, today announced its support as lead sponsor to
the new and innovative India Diamond Jewellery Promotion
campaign (IDJP), a company statement said.

Rio Tinto, BHP mull Canada diamond merger: Report

Mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are considering merging their Canadian diamond operations, as the former bitter rivals look for savings through increased cooperation, a report said on Monday.

Rio Tinto suspends China iron ore talks: Official

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto said on Friday it had suspended iron ore price negotiations with China following the arrest of executive Stern Hu and three of his colleagues.

Chinalco unit posts loss, cites Rio Tinto bid

The listed unit of state-owned Chinalco, China`s largest alumina producer, swung to a loss in the first half but is looking for overseas investments after a failed Rio Tinto bid, it said Tuesday.

Rio Tinto H1 `09 profits plummet 65% to $2.45 bn

Mining giant Rio Tinto on Thursday reported a 65 percent plunge in profit at USD 2.45 billion for the first half of 2009, bogged down by a sharp fall in prices of metal and mineral globally.

Amcor bids for parts of Rio Tinto`s Alcan branch

Australian packaging firm Amcor on Tuesday launched a USD 2.025 billion takeover offer for parts of resources giant Rio Tinto`s Alcan business.

Rio Tinto `still unaware` of China case evidence

Rio Tinto Ltd said on Tuesday that it was still unaware of any evidence to justify China`s detention of
four employees on spying allegations, as the Australian
government urged Beijing to speed up the case.

CIL eyeing partnership with BHP, Rio Tinto

State-run coal producer Coal India Ltd is looking to tie up with global mining firms like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Anglo American to mine coal abroad and has floated an EOI for the same.

Chinese secrets agency says Rio spied for six years

A state secrets watchdog has accused
mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd of committing economic espionage
for six years, saying in a report the spying caused
"tremendous harm" to China`s economic security.

China urges Australia to respect law over Rio Tinto case

A top Chinese official has called on Canberra to respect China`s legal system, saying a mining executive held in Shanghai would have broken Australian law if his alleged crimes had occurred there.

China says has proof Rio staff stole state secrets

China has told the Australian government it has "sufficient evidence" that detained Rio Tinto executives stole state secrets, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday.