Chilean state copper producer Codelco says it has an option for 49% of Anglo American's...

|About: Anglo American plc ADR (AAUKY)|By:, SA News Editor

Chilean state copper producer Codelco says it has an option for 49% of Anglo American's (AAUKY.PK) Sur mining property, not just over the portion Anglo still holds after selling a 24.5% stake to Mitsubishi (MSBHY.PK), and will take legal measures to defend it. "We're not interested in how the other 51% is held... but Anglo can't sell our 49% to anyone," Codelco's Gerardo Jofre says.