Rio Tinto’s troubles in Mongolia worsened last night, after the mining giant’s subsidiary received a request for information from the country’s anti-corruption agency.
The miner, which is developing a copper and gold project in the Gobi desert, confirmed that its Mongolian subsidiary, Turquoise Hill Resources, had received an “information request” from the Mongolian Anti-Corruption Authority (ACA).
The London-listed global mining company digs up metals and ores including iron, aluminium, copper, gold and uranium, plus diamonds, coal, salt and other minerals. It employs 55,000 people in 40 countries on six continents.
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