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General view of property Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler is renting in Singapore October 2, 2012. As China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports club owner and champion of a rejuvenated Australian industrial town could be unravelling. REUTERS/Tim Chong

General view of property Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler is renting in Singapore October 2, 2012. As China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports club...more

General view of property Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler is renting in Singapore October 2, 2012. As China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports club owner and champion of a rejuvenated Australian industrial town could be unravelling. REUTERS/Tim Chong
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General view of property Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler is renting in Singapore October 2, 2012. As China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports club owner and champion of a rejuvenated Australian industrial town could be unravelling. REUTERS/Tim Chong

General view of property Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler is renting in Singapore October 2, 2012. As China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports club...more

General view of property Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler is renting in Singapore October 2, 2012. As China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports club owner and champion of a rejuvenated Australian industrial town could be unravelling. REUTERS/Tim Chong
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General view of property Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler is renting in Singapore early October 3, 2012. As China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports club owner and champion of a rejuvenated Australian industrial town could be unravelling. Picture taken October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong

General view of property Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler is renting in Singapore early October 3, 2012. As China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports...more

General view of property Australian mining magnate Nathan Tinkler is renting in Singapore early October 3, 2012. As China's slowing economic growth cuts demand for iron ore and coal, Tinkler's rise from obscure electrician to mining magnate, sports club owner and champion of a rejuvenated Australian industrial town could be unravelling. Picture taken October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong
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Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler in this handout picture made available October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Martyn Rushby/Handout

Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler in this handout picture made available October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Martyn Rushby/Handout

Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler in this handout picture made available October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Martyn Rushby/Handout
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