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He’s not Moses, he’s just a miner: Albanese departure shifts debate

With Rio Tinto writing down billions, maybe it’s time for some realism in debates about “productivity”, “sovereign risk”, and whether miners are the Messiah. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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He went to Rio, and lost $35b: Albanese’s destructive path

The media let Tom Albanese off the hook too easily. The ousted Rio Tinto boss will go down as one of the most value-destroying executives in global corporate history.

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Past catches up with Albanese, but is Rio back to the future?

Rio chief Tom Albanese has been eased out after a series of failures. But in appointing Sam Walsh to stand in, has Rio Tinto learnt from its mistakes?

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Takeover gone bad: how Tom, Rio got in over their heads

There was a US$14 billion bounty on Tom Albanese after Rio Tinto was forced to writedown the value in its operations. The CEO and his board stand condemned for getting in over their heads.

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Rio Tinto hits rivers of trouble in Mongolia’s mines

While Rio Tinto’s executives bask in the friendly climes of London, Perth and Singapore, it’s in Mongolia — one of the unforgiving lands where the it digs up its treasure — Rio has again orchestrated its own crisis.

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How the corporate world looks after its own

Corporate Australia appears to be suffering from a terrible dose of amnesia. Or perhaps boardroom figures have simply given up being responsible stewards of shareholder monies and instead, simply look after their own.

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Tips and rumours: The jewel in Fairfax’s crown is due for a polish

Rumours of a major restructure at the SMH, the Advertiser predicts its own death, the True Type revealed at Rio Tinto and more hot tips.

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The great scandal of corporate life

Richard Farmer muses on why Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese’s day of reckoning nears, the bright future of Nick Xenophon, “use by” dates and more.

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