Rio Tinto says paid no Australia MRRT tax last year

SYDNEY Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:06am EST

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SYDNEY Feb 14 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto said it paid no tax under Australia's new Mineral Resources Rent Tax (MRRT), introduced during the middle of last year, chief executive Sam Walsh said on Thursday.

Walsh also told reporters he was not working on any acquisitions at present, focusing instead on better controlling costs and selling non-core and under-performing assets.

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