the mongol govt caused the distress . seems the commencement of shipping the OT copper to china did not indicate resolution of issues. simply, the govt wanted the copper shipment $$ , ASAP. im trying to see how rio has leverage since mongolia dont seem to care bout public worldwide perception. ( I know, u gonna tell me its just negotiation tactics.....) nobody knows what govt mongolia will do with already executed contract terms. what corp is gonna go into mongolia after this debacle within next 10 years ? looks like we are looking at some form of share dilution to some extent as mongol govt grabs more ownership stake in mine.
hope im wrong.