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Lumut: Vale's Asia Contingency

Vale's iron ore logistics network continues to expand, with its iron ore and distribution centre at the port of Lumut in Malaysia due to receive its first Valemax vessel in March 2014. The facility...

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Facebook-WhatsApp: Show Me The Money

Social media platform Facebook has agreed a deal worth US$19bn for the acquisition of over-the-top (OTT) messaging mobile application WhatsApp. The amount is comprised of US$4bn in cash and...

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Valemax Strategy Further Imperilled

We expect further complications for Vale's strategy of increasing its Chinese iron ore market share after China's Transport Ministry reaffirmed a long-standing ban on Valemax ships berthing at...

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Retail Sales Drop 0.2% In December

Brazilian retail sales registered a fall of 0.2% in December 2013, compared with a 0.6% rise in November 2013 and a 4% increase in the same period of 2012, according to data from the national...

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