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2011-12-08 16:00:00

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW, NYSE:HWD) (the "Company") today announced its third quarter Fiscal 2012 results for the period ending October 31, 2011. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "Challenging trading conditions returned to the diamond business internationally in the third quarter. However, this was not the sudden, hard shock of 2008/2009 and, being better equipped to weather a downturn than in 2008/9,...

2011-12-01 11:30:00

MONTREAL, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Rio Tinto has given the green light to an additional US$2.7 billion capital investment to modernise its aluminium smelter in Kitimat, British Columbia. This new investment will allow for completion of the US$3.3 billion project in 2014. The Kitimat modernisation project will increase the smelter's current production capacity by more than 48 per cent to approximately 420,000 tonnes per year. First metal is expected to come on st ream in the first...

2011-09-14 17:27:00

LONDON, EN, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Rio Tinto has priced US$500 million of 5-year, US$1.15 billion of 10-year and US$350 million of 30-year SEC-registered debt securities. The bonds will be issued by Rio Tinto Finance (USA) Limited and will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited. The 5-year notes pay a coupon of 2.25% and will mature on 20 September 2016. The 10-year notes pay a coupon of 3.75% and will mature on 20 September 2021....

2011-09-07 19:05:00

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW) (NYSE:HWD) (the "Company") today announced its second quarter Fiscal 2012 results for the quarter ending July 31, 2011. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "Global retail demand, especially in the emerging economies such as China and India, has delivered both strong retail sales growth and strong rough diamond prices. Seeing through the effect of a small number of high-value,...

2011-06-28 10:00:00

JONQUIERE, QC, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Rio Tinto Alcan's Dubuc plant in Quebec, Canada will increase its production of highly specialised AIRWARE(TM) alloys for the aeronautical industry by more than 50 per cent following the signing of a contract with Constellium's Global Aerospace division. "Today's announcement is proof of the close relationship between Global Aerospace and Rio Tinto Alcan over the past ten years," said Ó°tienne Jacques, Vice...

2011-06-08 18:56:00

TORONTO, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW) (NYSE:HWD) (the "Company") today announced its first quarter Fiscal 2012 results for the quarter ending April 30, 2011. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, "This quarter's results reflect improving rough diamond prices combined with increasing sales and profit for the luxury brand segment. Both sides of our diamond business are performing well as we continue to achieve premium rough...

2011-03-29 09:00:00

ATLANTA, GA, March 29 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, a business unit of Rio Tinto, introduces a new family of track resistant coverings for its aluminum overhead line wire products that protect the conductor from electrical degradation as a result of contact with trees.  These special track resistant cables are used where frequent tree contact is expected. "Alcan Cable's new track resistant overhead line wire products were developed to address a common line maintenance problem our...

2011-03-22 16:00:00

TORONTO, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW) (NYSE: HWD) (the "Company") today announced its fourth quarter and year-end results for the period ending January 31, 2011. Fourth Quarter Highlights: - Consolidated sales increased 61% to $215.4 million from $133.7 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. - For the mining segment, rough diamond sales for the fourth quarter were 30% higher at...

2011-02-03 08:31:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Summits Research issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for NEM, TGT, RIO, TMO, and RAX. To see what our analysts have discovered about these stocks read the Seven Summits Strategic Investments' PriceWatch Alerts at http://www.iotogo.com/s/020311B (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.) Today's PriceWatch Alerts cover the following stocks: Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM), Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Rio...

2010-12-15 10:00:00

ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, a business unit of Rio Tinto, launched today its ACSR Twisted Pair (TP) conductors for use in power transmission line applications to reduce galloping due to the formation of ice on the conductor.  Ice galloping of transmission lines results in violent conductor movements that damage transmission towers and hardware. "We have several customers that are located in regions prone to ice formation on their conductor and require this...