BHP, Rio Tinto and China

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Stephen Grenville of The Interpreter complains that discussion of BHP’s planned takeover of Rio Tinto is focusing on the market aspects of the deal, to the exclusion of the potential geopolitical consequences. Chinalco has already begun buying up Rio Tinto shares in an effort to block the deal, and there were reports that “China” also planned to buy a significant interest in BHP to hedge against the market share of the eventual merged giant. Here’s Grenville: Perhaps the longer-term issue this raises is even more important. Over time, it seems likely that China will want to assure its resource security […]

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