Rio warns aluminium on thin ice

Original article by Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 17 & 21 : 2-Aug-19

Rio Tinto has posted an underlying after-tax profit of $US4.9bn for the first half of 2019, and underlying EBITDA of $US10.25bn. The result was underpinned by its iron ore division, whose underlying EBITDA was 33 per cent higher than previously at $US7.5bn. Meanwhile. CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques has warned that the future of the Gladstone and Newcastle aluminium smelters will be in doubt unless action is taken to address the energy crisis on Australia’s east coast. Rio Tinto shareholders will receive an interim dividend of $US1.51 per share and a special dividend of $US0.61.

CORPORATES
RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, PACIFIC ALUMINIUM PTY LTD, OYU TOLGOI LLC

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