Metals and Minerals Provide Production Updates and Results - Research Report on Vale, BHP Billiton, Teck, Rio Tinto, and Turquoise Hill Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. PR Newswire NEW YORK, October 25, 2013 NEW YORK, October 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Vale SA (NYSE: VALE), BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP), Teck Resources Limited (NYSE: TCK), Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RIO), and Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (NYSE: TRQ). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Vale SA Research Report On October 17, 2013, Vale SA (Vale) announced that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of the second installment of the 2013 minimum dividend of approximately $1.8 billion (R$ 3.8 billion), and an additional dividend of $500 million (approximately R$1.1 billion). The Company further informed that the total amount to be paid is approximately $2.3 billion (R$4.9 billion), which is equivalent to c.$0.44 (R$0.94) per outstanding common or preferred share. The Full Research Report on Vale SA - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6779_VALE] -- BHP Billiton Limited Research Report On October 22, 2013, BHP Billiton Limited (BHP Billiton) reported its operational review for the September 2013 quarter. During the quarter, the total petroleum production for the September 2013 quarter was 62.7 million barrels of oil equivalent, an increase of 2% YoY. During the quarter, liquids production increased 16% YoY to 26.0 million barrels of oil equivalent, underpinned by significant growth in Onshore US volumes and the start-up of a new production well at Atlantis. "Our pursuit of productivity gains and operating excellence is already yielding strong results. There is no better example than in our Iron Ore business, where the deployment of mobile crushing units and the continued debottlenecking of the supply chain has underpinned a five million tonne increase in Western Australia Iron Ore's production guidance for the 2014 financial year," said Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton. The Full Research Report on BHP Billiton Limited - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b7d2_BHP] -- Teck Resources Limited Research Report On October 17, 2013, Teck Resources Limited (Teck) announced that it has agreed to purchase from Tembec Inc. (Tembec) approximately 7,150 hectares of private lands located in Elk Valley and Flathead River Valley in British Columbia, for a purchase price of $19 million. While not amenable to mining, the Company informed that the lands have the potential to be used for conservation purposes. "We will work in cooperation with First Nations, communities and other stakeholders to ensure these lands can be used to protect key wildlife and fish habitat in the Elk Valley and Flathead River Valley now and for the future," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck. The Company expects the transaction to close in Q4 2013. The Full Research Report on Teck Resources Limited - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2f17_TCK] -- Rio Tinto plc Research Report On October 15, 2013, Rio Tinto plc (Rio Tinto) reported Q3 2013 production results. "We achieved strong production results in the third quarter, with copper volumes up as Oyu Tolgoi ramps up to full capacity and Kennecott continues to recover ahead of expectations. Productivity improvements in our Australian operations led to record quarterly thermal coal production. In iron ore, we achieved record production and shipments in Western Australia following the official opening of our landmark Pilbara 290 port and rail expansion, four months ahead of its original schedule and $400 million under budget," said Sam Walsh, Rio Tinto Chief Executive. The Company also reported that 2013 expectations for its mined copper at Kennecott Utah Copper have been upgraded to 185,000 tonnes. The Full Research Report on Rio Tinto plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a79b_RIO] -- Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. Research Report On October 14, 2013, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (Turquoise Hill) reported Q3 2013 production results for Oyu Tolgoi. "During the third quarter, the Oyu Tolgoi concentrator continued to ramp up and is now operating at nameplate-capacity of approximately 100,000 tonnes of ore processed per day. Concentrate shipments began early in the quarter and Oyu Tolgoi's customers are making good progress with Chinese customs officials to resolve matters with purchased concentrate at the border," said Kay Priestly, CEO of Turquoise Hill. During Q3 2013, the Company informed that head grades improved with a lower proportion of stockpiled ore processed as open-pit mining activities ramped up after being reduced in Q2 2013 to preserve cash. The Company expects ore grades and recovery rates to continue to improve throughout Q4 2013. Turquoise Hill further expects Oyu Tolgoi to produce 75,000 to 85,000 tonnes of copper in concentrates for full-year 2013. 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