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Rio Tinto returns 75 percent of its profit to investors in half-year payout

Rio Tinto raises its dividend payout to shareholders and thus returns the majority of its profit to investors, shows the quarterly report.

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British-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto raises its dividend payouts to shareholders, informs the company in its second quarter financial report.

Rio Tinto will pay out dividends equivalent to USD 5.61 per share, distributed between USD 3.76 million for the period and a special dividend per share of USD 1.85. In the same period last year, the dividend was USD 1.55.

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