Articles Tagged "rio"

Top 10 Copper Producers of 2011

With Glencore International's takeover of Xstrata still up in the air, Codelco, Freeport-McMoRan, and BHP Billiton continue to be the world's top three copper producers. Producers expect copper prices to rise in coming months on expectations of a global economic rebound, and many will be increasing output.

Rio Tinto's Mixed Output Half Year

Rio Tinto, currently in the news because of Chinese government claims of bribery of steel industry executives by some of its executives there, is looking at a lower half year profit, judging by the June quarter and first half output review released yesterday. For full story, click here

Metal prices unlikely to rebound in 2009

Rio Tinto reported that metals prices are unlikely to rebound during 2009 on account of a large stock and production capacity overhang despite an expected improvement in demand over the course of the year. For instance, London Metal Exchange copper prices more than halved, and have since been trading below US$4,000 a metric ton. The [...]