Rio’s pay delay gambit may fail

Original article by Paul Garvey
The Australian – Page: 20 : 12-Apr-16

Mining industry sources doubt that Rio Tinto will be able to enforce its revised payment terms for contractors and suppliers. The resources giant recently advised that it will pay invoices 90 days after receipt, compared with 45 days at present, and up from 30 days in 2015. Some industry watchers have suggested that the new payment schedule is more likely to apply to Rio’s future contracts, as suppliers will need to agree to any changes to existing arrangements.

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