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2009-06-05 13:14:06

Mining giant Rio Tinto said Friday said it had broken off a politically unpopular $19.5 billion deal with the Chinese government-owned Chinalco. Xiong Weiping, president of Chinalco, the state-owned Aluminum Corp. of China, said we are very disappointed with this outcome, The New York Times reported. The deal would have increased Chinalco's share in the Tinto, an Australian-British company, from 9.3 percent to 18.5 percent. As a consequence, it was sharply criticized in Australia, especially...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.