BRIEF-Vale CEO expects nickel prices to improve in second half

jueves 30 de julio de 2015 14:23 GYT

July 30 (Reuters) -

* Vale CEO says firm has made up most of its cash-flow deficit with asset sales

* Vale CEO says expects nickel price to rise in second half of 2015

* Vale CEO says no decision made yet about whether to go ahead with IPO of base metals unit

* Vale says it is not closing any iron ore mines as part of phasing out some higher-cost production Full results story: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Stephen Eisenhammer)