Rio Tinto Grasberg deal may deliver $4.3bn windfall

Original article by Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 20 : 1-Feb-18

Rio Tinto is scheduled to take up a 40 per cent stake in Indonesia’s Grasberg copper and gold mine in 2022. Rio Tinto has a book value of $US1.15bn on its stake in the mine, but Paul Young of Deutsche Bank suggests that its stake could potentially fetch up to $US3.5bn ($A4.3bn) if the Indonesian Government pays market value. Meanwhile, the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations will shortly release a report on Rio Tinto’s tax payments associated with the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia.

CORPORATES
RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, DEUTSCHE BANK AG, CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS, OYU TOLGOI LLC, CREDIT SUISSE (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, FREEPORT-McMORAN COPPER AND GOLD INCORPORATED

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