Financial Regulatory Forum

COLUMN – Iron ore concentration raises valid concerns: John Kemp

April 7, 2010

By John Kemp

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – In a new twist to the iron ore saga, Brazil’s giant iron ore producer Vale has launched a blistering counter-attack on European steelmakers, accusing them of coordinating their approach to ore negotiations in a manner that would raise issues under European competition law.

China indicts Rio staff for bribery, commercial secrets

February 10, 2010

By Ben Blanchard and Chris Buckley

BEIJING, Feb 10 (Reuters) – China has indicted four employees of Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto on charges of bribery and stealing business secrets, setting the stage for a trial in the case that has jangled investor nerves.

Australia eases foreign investment rules

August 4, 2009

Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan SYDNEY, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan announced an easing of foreign-investment rules on Tuesday, as the nation looked to reassure investors that its door was open despite recent tensions over Chinese investment.  Swan, speaking to a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker event in Sydney, said the rules would be changed to effectively fast-track investments by allowing more of them to go ahead without notification to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). (more…)