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The great iron ore cash challenge

Santa has called early for some of the world’s biggest mining companies, with the price of iron ore at a sky-high US$156.50 a tonne, but with the Christmas bonus comes a New Year headache: how best to use the cash windfall?

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Shareholders, naturally, will be demanding fatter payouts when full and half-year results are reported in February.