Rio tips pay inflation as profits surge

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 20 : 8-Feb-18

Rio Tinto has posted a 2017 underlying profit of $US8.6bn ($A10.9bn), which is 69 per cent higher than previously. The full-year result was boosted by $US4.1bn due to a rise in the prices of key commodities, such as iron ore and coal. Shareholders will receive a second-half dividend of $US1.80 per share, with the full-year payout rising to a record $US2.90 per share. Meanwhile, CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques says the strong profit growth is likely to prompt employees across Rio Tinto’s global operations to seek wage increases.

CORPORATES
RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS, BLOOMBERG LP

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