Bribery probe clouds Rio’s Mongolia deal

Original article by Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 21 : 23-Mar-18

Swiss and Mongolian authorities are investigating the origins of a $US10 million ($A12.9 million) payment into a Swiss bank account. The account belongs to former Mongolian finance minister Bayartsogt Sangajav. Bayartsogt has denied suggestions that the payment was linked to Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project, although Swiss authorities have stated that they are investigating whether Rio or any of its business units had a role in the deposit. Rio has indicated that it has had no contact from Swiss authorities on the matter.

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RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, IVANHOE MINES LIMITED, TURQUOISE HILL RESOURCES LIMITED, SWITZERLAND. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, WHITEHAVEN COAL LIMITED – ASX WHC

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