The first convoy of trucks has left Rio Tinto's (RIO +2.1%) Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia carrying...

|About: Rio Tinto plc (RIO)|By:, SA News Editor

The first convoy of trucks has left Rio Tinto's (RIO +2.1%) Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia carrying copper to China, an important milestone for the operation and a sign government frustrations over cost and financing have eased since the incumbent president won a new term in office. RIO says all permits are in place and the operation has approval to continue selling copper concentrate. TRQ +3%.