Rio boosts shareholder returns

RIO Tinto has confirmed a strong half-year performance and rewarded shareholders the biggest interim dividend in its history.

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Underlying earnings were US$3.9 million and net earnings were $3.3 billion, below consensus of around $4.1 billion for each but up by 152% and 93% respectively over the same period in 2016.