is in the early stages of discussion with advisers to take over Australia's
reports, citing a report published by the
Australian Financial Review
Lihir has rejected an $8.45 billion offer from
and hired Macquarie Capital Advisers and Greenhill Caliburn to advise on other options.
, the world's largest gold producer, are viewed as potential buyers for Lihir, but it remains to be seen whether either firm is seriously considering alternative offers,
reports, citing the Australian paper.
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