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M&A in the slow lane

While there is a good flow of merger-and-acquisition talk emanating from Australia and Asia, and North America, at present, there is nothing like consummated deals to reset asset value markers and give investors a fresh look at the returns on offer from reshaped corporations.

That’s been a problem in the mining M&A space for a while now, and while there are signs of some urgency in parts of the market there is also the continuing pall of uncertainty cast by China’s