Las Bambas buyer might not be Chinese: minister

May 22, 2013 | 10:58 AM | Carolina Guerra

Tags  Jorge Merino Tafur, Las Bambas, copper, Peru, China, Metal Bulletin, Carolina Guerra

SÃO PAULO — The buyer of Peru’s Las Bambas copper project "doesn’t necessarily have to be a Chinese company," according to Peruvian energy and mines minister Jorge Merino Tafur.

The former Glencore International Plc, which recently merged to form Glencore Xstrata Plc, agreed to sell its interest in the project in order to receive China’s Ministry of Commerce’s approval of its merger with miner Xstrata Plc (, April 16).....

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