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Brazil's Vale to buy back up to $1 bln in bonds -statement

SAO PAULO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Brazil's Vale SA on Friday launched a buy-back offer for bonds worth up to $1 billion, a securities filing from the world's largest iron ore miner showed.

The bonds are due between 2022 and 2042 and the offer expires on Dec. 10, the filing said. (Reporting by Ana Mano; editing by Jason Neely)