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Brazilian miner Vale files $1.2 bln lawsuit over Guinea project

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale SA has filed a lawsuit in the United States against BSG Resources Ltd to force the firm to pay Vale $1.2 billion, as mandated by an arbitrator, the company said on Wednesday.

Earlier in April, Vale said a London arbitration court had ordered BSG to pay $1.246 billion related to a dispute between the companies over a joint venture in Guinea. (Reporting by Gram Slattery)