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Business Description: Rio Tinto Limited (RIO) is engaged in finding, mining and processing mineral resources. RIOâ€™s products comprise of five main product groups which are Aluminium, Copper, Diamond & Minerals, Energy and Iron Ore. The additional support groups are including Technology & Innovation and Exploration.
Strategy Analysis: RIO's aim is to invest in and operate large, long term, cost competitive mines and businesses. The Group concentrates on the discovery of Tier 1 orebodies and the development of Group assets into large scale, long life and low cost operations to ensure the Group can operate profitably at every stage of the commodity cycle.
Rio Tinto provided its results for the year ended 31 December 2012, reporting that 2012 underlying financial results reflect record iron ore production and shipments and a second half recovery in copper volumes. This was in the context of lower average market prices in 2012 which reduced underlying earnings by $5.3bn compared with 2011: underlying earnings of $9.3bn; a net loss of $3.0bn after impairments of $14.4bn, primarily relating to aluminium businesses as well as coal assets in Mozambique; and a 15% increase in the full year dividend to 167 cents per share.
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