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Streaming in iron ore: a sign of the future?

Streaming in iron ore: a sign of the future?

Report summary

During 2016, there has been on-going media speculation that Vale, the world's biggest iron ore miner, was considering a US$10 billion iron ore streaming agreement with a group of Chinese companies, led by sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation. Vale has firmly denied the reports, but it is interesting to consider a hypothetical agreement, as at a high level there could be appeal in a streaming deal for both sides. 

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  • Executive summary
  • What is streaming?
  • Why a potential deal would be important?
  • What's behind the speculation?
  • A taste of things to come?
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