Rio has urgent business to attend to in Mongolia, Guinea, Serbia and South Africa.
Rio commits funds to Jadar, but is its heart really in it?
Rio's intermittent messaging around lithium has become increasingly confused
Jadar timing a conundrum for mega-miner
Battery bonanza may come by chance rather than good management
Barry FitzGerald wonders if iron ore will be the most attractive sector in 10-20 years
Wesfarmers won't necessarily have free rein in bid for Kidman, writes Barry FitzGerald
Explorers make material progress and jurisdictions jostle for investor attention
A gradually accelerating demand picture looks good against limited supply options
Mining giant has range of issues it is grappling with before pushing the button on Jadar
The companies will collaborate on Serbian licences
Profits boosted by commodity prices, asset sales and productivity gains