Rising prices boost Rio Tinto’s H1 earnings

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Bauxite and alumina business on the up; activity in borates and TiO2 also increasing, while salt output fell.

Rio Tinto's net earings almost doubled in the first half of 2017 against the previous year, following a rebound in commodities prices and market demand.

The mining company will deliver about $3bn back to shareholders, in the form of a $2bn dividend and a $1bn share buyback. This represents about...

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