Chalco ends Winsway bid, walks away from second Mongolia coal deal

Published September 29, 2012

| Reuters

Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) <2600.HK> has ended an agreement to buy a 29.9 percent stake in Winsway Coking Coal <1733.HK> as it would not be able to win approvals from Chinese and overseas authorities by the September 30 deadline, it said in a stock exchange filing late on Friday.

The move comes weeks after Chalco abandoned plans to buy a majority stake in Canada's Mongolia-focused coal miner South Gobi Resources due to political hurdles.

Chalco had said in April that it would buy a stake in Winsway, which supplies Mongolian coking coal imported into China, for $308 million.

(Reporting by Vikram Subhedar; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)

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