Don't pour in more cornstarch, Fools -- this plot is already getting a little too thick. Before long, it seems that Rio Tinto
In the first act of what's becoming a metals melodrama, Melbourne's giant metals and mining company BHP Billiton
In response, Aluminum Corporation of China
While raising its percentage ownership in Rio would require Chinalco to clear some regulatory hurdles, this ever-thickening plot highlights the extreme frontiers of globalization, and the increasing importance of resource companies in the world markets.
What's the best course of action for Fools eager to invest in global metals and mining? First, get to know the group above, and perhaps include copper and molybdenum producer Freeport McMoRan
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