(Repeats story first published late Wednesday; no change to
SYDNEY, June 12 Japanese trading house Marubeni
Corp is bidding for a 29 percent stake in
Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto's Coal & Allied unit,
valued at an estimated $2 billion, two sources familiar with the
It will be up against China's state-owned Shenhua Group Corp
Ltd, India's Aditya Birla Group and Coal India, which
are also eying bids for the stake in Coal & Allied and the
Clermont mine that Rio has put up for sale.
Marubeni declined to comment.
(Reporting by Jackie Range in SYDNEY and Sumeet Chatterjee in
MUMBAI; Writing by Sonali Paul; Editing by Muralikumar