Half Year Results 

Rio Tinto's return of the cash (once again)

Rio Tinto's return of the cash (once again)

In the first half of 2018, the biggest factor outside Rio Tinto’s (RIO) control – commodity prices – moved in the miner’s favour. Though the index for Pilbara iron ore fines dropped 9 per cent, higher copper and aluminium spot prices meant that, underlying cash profits were up $604m (£460m), all else being equal.

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