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Rio Tinto to close Bunder diamond project in India to cut costs

More than a decade since its discovery, Rio Tinto said Monday it will shut its Bunder diamond mine in central India by the end of the year, as the world’s second-biggest miner seeks to cut costs and conserve cash.

Bunder remains a top-class diamond deposit and Rio Tinto will work with the federal and Madhya Pradesh state governments to examine options for another investor to take over the project, the company said in an e-mailed statement.