Financial Regulatory Forum

COLUMN – Iron ore concentration raises valid concerns: John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
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

By Reuters Staff
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

By Reuters Staff
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…)