Sam Walsh tries to quell investor unease over asset sales, while Elders is mulling Ruralco's takeover bid.

Rio Tinto’s Sam Walsh has hosed down some of the speculation surrounding the miner’s asset sales program, particularly the diamond business. Meanwhile, Elders has a RuralCo bid, China Southern thought seriously about taking a bite out of Qantas and billionaire Kerry Stokes is reportedly thinking (just a little) about a deal with Southern Cross Media.

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto boss Sam Walsh has moved to dampen the perception that the company is flogging assets by the shed-load in an interview with the UK's The Telegraph.



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