The Canadian Press

2007-07-12 | BIZ Alcan Rio Tinto

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Rio Tinto -- an Anglo-Australian company struck a takeover deal with Montreal-based Alcan. The July 12th agreement would allow the exploitation of AIcan's track record as a low-cost producer and expand its reach into emerging markets such as China and India. Paul Skinner, the chairman of the board of Rio Tinto, said the new company would continue to invest in Canada. (The all-cash agreement valued Alcan at just over 38 billion dollars, which topped a rival bid by Alcoa.)

Date: 2007-07-12
Placeline: MONTREAL, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

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