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2009-06-18 05:18:00

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Rio Tinto today announced that it has entered into a legal services outsourcing agreement with CPA Global that is projected to save Rio Tinto up to 20% annually in legal costs. Under the agreement, CPA Global, one of the world's leading providers of outsourced legal support services, are providing a team of lawyers in India to support Rio Tinto's in-house legal function on a global basis. Initially, the work undertaken by CPA Global...

2009-06-05 11:42:00

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Friday's "Sidewinder: Movers" video, hosted by www.ONN.tv's Senior Derivatives Specialist Jared Levy, covers notable price action in the following securities: Hansen Natural Corp. (HANS) Rio Tinto Plc (RTP) Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEM) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090323/AQM046LOGO) Recorded live from downtown Chicago, the Sidewinder Report is a daily look at notable options activity and unusual price action. This video can be...

2009-06-05 02:00:00

MONTREAL, June 5 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan, is launching its global Sustainability Moments(SM) campaign to coincide with World Environment Day celebrations. "This internal campaign is intended to increase awareness and educate employees about sustainability throughout the next year. Sustainability is a core value for Alcan Packaging, and we hope this will inspire all our employees to organise activities that will positively contribute to our...

2009-06-04 06:00:00

TORONTO, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW, NYSE: HWD) (the "Company") today reported first quarter results for the period ending April 30, 2009. The Company recorded a consolidated net loss of $45.1 million or $0.68 per share for the quarter, compared to net earnings of $21.3 million or $0.35 per share in the first quarter of the prior year. Consolidated net loss for the quarter included a non-cash dilution loss of $34.2 million or $0.52 per share as...

2009-06-02 08:24:00

MONTREAL, June 2 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan, has been recognised for outstanding achievements in printing and graphics by both the Packaging and Label Gravure Association Global (PLGA) and the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC). "Alcan Packaging's creative and dedicated technical experts continue to deliver valuable services to our customers, and to offer bright, original and attractive packaging," said Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, President and CEO,...

2009-04-29 07:00:00

MONTREAL, April 29 /PRNewswire/ - Rio Tinto Alcan and Sohar Aluminium have now reached full production at their joint venture facility in the Sultanate of Oman. The newly inaugurated aluminium smelter has an initial production capacity of 360,000 tonnes per year and is positioned in the first quartile of the industry cost curve. "The Sohar Aluminium project is an example of a mutually beneficial partnership," said Tom Albanese, Chief executive, Rio Tinto. "With access to an ongoing,...

2009-04-02 15:30:00

TORONTO, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW, NYSE: HWD) today reported fourth quarter and annual results for the period ending January 31, 2009. The Company recorded consolidated net earnings of $70.1 million or $1.15 per share for the year, compared to net earnings of $106.4 million or $1.82 per share in the prior year. Consolidated net earnings for the year included a non-cash write-down of the goodwill relating to the retail operations of $93.8...

2009-03-18 09:00:00

MONTREAL, March 18 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan - introduces the new Adjust-to-Fit(TM) line of adjustable wall and floor brackets for its MODEX(TM) brand of modular wiring systems. "Ease of installation and being able to adapt to job site changes are common concerns for our customers. The Adjust-to-Fit(TM) line is designed to help with simple, quick installation of prefabricated wiring assemblies by addressing the challenge...

2009-03-09 08:00:00

PARIS, March 9 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan, was presented with two honours at the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards in Naples, Florida, on 25 February 2009. It was named Silver Award Winner in Sustainability & Environmental Achievement for the Softsoap(R) Hand Soap Refill Pouch, and Silver Award Winner in Packaging Excellence for the Ore-Ida(R) Steam n' Mash(TM) package. "We are dedicated to delivering inspired, innovative and sustainable...

2009-03-09 00:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) announced today that it has agreed to purchase Rio Tinto's Jacobs Ranch mine in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming for $761 million. In 2008, Jacobs Ranch produced 42.1 million tons of high-quality sub-bituminous coal for sale to power generators located throughout the United States. The transaction includes 381 million tons of low-cost coal reserves (as of Dec. 31, 2008) that are contiguous to Arch's Black Thunder...


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