Rio Tinto’s IM future hangs in the balance

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Published: Saturday, 01 December 2007

Plus: MTI refocus marks end of Synsil; US private equity group expands portfolio; i-minerals tests; Almatis finds new private equity owner; Admiralty spins off Li assets; IMI in Li-ion/graphite deal; Bosai kiln modifi cation targets dust; Carmeuse tightens its grip in Turkey & USA; Kosher sodium sulphate; Imerys raises mineral prices; Uralkali ups potash prices again; Floods impact Indian soda ash; Erdene eyes US ceramic kaolin market; Saudi phosphate project financing;

Companies in the news

Admiralty Resources 12

Almatis 10

Attapulgite Mining 9

AvW Gruppe 29

Belarusian Potash Co. 15

BHP Billiton 6,23

Buick Resources Recycling Division 14

Bosai Minerals Group Guyana 13

Carmeuse Group 14

Carmeuse North America 14

Cookson Plc 29

Deepstep Kaolin Co. Ltd 16

Doe Run Co. 14

Dubai International Capital 10

DuPont 23

Erdene Gold Inc. 16

Erdene Materials Corp. 16

Foseco 29

Gansu Wengfu Chemical Co. 15

General Chemical Industrial Products 9

Gurjarat Heavy Chemicals 15

Harbinger Capital Partners 9,14

Harvest Partners LLC 9

Hong Kong Great Wall Trading 16

Hyrdo-Québec 13

Imerys 14

Imerys Performance Minerals North America 14,27

Imerys Performance Minerals & Pigments Asia

Pacifi c 14

Imerys Pigments & Paper Europe 14

Imerys Pigments & Paper North America 14

Industrial Minerals Inc. 13

Kings Mountain Mining 9

Koch Knight 29

Kronos International 27

Legend International Holdings 16

Ma’aden 16

Magminerals 15

Messe Düssleldorf 27

Millennim Inorganic Chemicals 21

Minerals Technologies Inc. 8

Minteq International 8

Monto Minerals Ltd 21

National Titanium Dioxide Co. 21

Nirma Ltd 15

Nissan 13

OAO Silvinit 15

OAO Uralkali 15

Oglebay Norton 14

Omya 27

Pheonix Pulp & Paper Public Co. Ltd 8

Potash Corp. 15

QIT Iron % Titanium 22

QIT Madagascar Minerals 22

Quartzwerke 27

Quinghai Salt Lake Potash Co. Ltd 15

Renault 13

RHI 29

Rincon Lithium Ltd 10

Rio Tinto 6,22,27

Rio Tinto Alcan 6,7

Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium 6

Rio Tinto Minerals 6,7

SABIC 16

Sierra Rutile Ltd 20,21

Sinofert Holdings 15

Speciality Minerals (Thailand) Co. Inc. 8

Superior Graphite 13

Suzorite Mica Products 9

Solvay 26

Tata Chemicals 15

Titanium Resources Group 20

The Freedonia Inc. 13,26

The Mosaic Co. 15

US Gypsum Co. 26

US Silica Co. 9

USG Corp. 26

USG Mexico SA de DV 26

USGS 29

Yingkou Nuoma Refractory Co. 29

Zemex Industrial Minerals 9