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Rio delivers mixed numbers

Rio Tinto (LN:RIO) has delivered a decent set of third quarter production results on balance, though a drop in copper production and downward revision of full-year guidance somewhat took the gloss off the filing.

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Escondida (Chile) let the side down over the quarter and has prompted a downgrade in Rio's full-year copper guidance

Mined copper was up 16% on the corresponding quarter last year at 133,300 tonnes, though this was a 4% fall quarter-on-quarter and helped drag the company's copper output for the first nine months of

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