LONDON (Reuters) – Global miner Anglo American posted a sharp drop in 2012 earnings, hit by tumbling earnings from all core units and writedowns to the value of its troubled platinum assets and the flagship Minas Rio iron ore project in Brazil. Anglo came in within market forecasts with a 44 percent drop in operating profit to $ 6.2 billion, within the range of analyst forecasts. Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S had forecast $ 6.3 billion, compared to the company-provided consensus of $ 6.1 billion. Underlying earnings fell 54 percent to $ 2.8 billion. …
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