Ulan Bator's $4000 Purses Stir Discontent

By Bloomberg - 2013-02-05T18:13:41Z

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Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto -- which owns 66 percent of Oyu Tolgoi, the world's biggest copper mine under construction, and Mongolia the rest -- is considering a temporary halt to work on the mine to protest government demands.

On at least two previous occasions in the last 18 months, the government has requested Rio renegotiate the terms of Oyu Tolgoi. The miner refused.

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