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Rio about-face on payment term

Mining giant Rio Tinto has backed down from its decision to double the payment period on its supply contracts after widespread criticism from politicians and an outcry from suppliers.

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Osborne Park WA
Sam Walsh signed off on that poor decision to double the payment terms without consultation with the suppliers. Both parties need each other. There were signed contracts terms in place regarding payment terms. It takes two to agree and sign off on a revision to a contract.

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Total Shareholder Return as at 31/10/16

1 year TSR5 year TSR
383rdRio Tinto12%-1%
483rdWestpac-2%13%
497thTelstra-4%21%
513thCommonwealth Bank-7%14%
599thWoolworths-19%-1%
722 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Share Transactions

13/12/13
$0 Bought
13/12/13
$90k Sold
03/05/13
$1k Bought
Total value as at the date of the transaction
Source: Morningstar

Revenue

1st↑Woolworths$61,149.4m
2nd-Rio Tinto$49,225.3m
5th-Commonwealth Bank$27,005.0m
6th-Telstra$26,607.0m
7th↑Westpac$21,642.0m
77 listed non wa companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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