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Mining firms grow but sector still scarred by previous excess

Investors expect investment in new and existing deposits to be balanced by decent dividends

Of the big three mining companies, Rio Tinto's shares are performing closest to benchmark indices.


GLOBAL mining heads may have thought that they had seen it all in the last five years, navigating a recovery after a commodities boom turned to bust. As the cycle turns, it brings a new challenge: tackling growth in an industry still scarred by its excesses.

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