April 30, 2019 / 7:43 PM / a year ago

Rio Tinto CEO says 'firmly believes' U.S., China to make trade pact

April 30 (Reuters) - Copper miner Rio Tinto Ltd "firmly believes" that the United States and China will ink a trade deal, Chief Executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques told the CNBC television network on Tuesday.

Jacques added that Rio's order books are "absolutely full" and that he sees the United States economy as "doing fine." London-based Rio Tinto would see no impact at all from Brexit, said Jacques, who was born in France and now is a British citizen. (Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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