Rio Tinto got Rusal shipment weeks after vowing to cut Russia ties-data

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By Joe Bavier, Clara Denina and Helen Reid JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Rio Tinto Ltd received an alumina shipment from Russia’s Rusal in late March, weeks after saying it was severing ties with Russian businesses over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, an analysis of shipping data showed on Friday. The shipment illustrates how complicated and slow it can be for companies operating in an interconnected global economy to deliver on promises to cut links with Russia. Unlike a number of other Russian companies, Rusal is not the target of sanctions, although its billionaire founder Oleg Deripaska is. Rio T…

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