Latest Rio Tinto plc Stories

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 Étienne Jacques, Vice president, Rio Tinto Alcan...

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.

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...

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