Unit of Brazilian miner MMX requests bankruptcy protection -filing

miércoles 15 de octubre de 2014 21:03 GYT

BRASILIA Oct 15 (Reuters) - A unit of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's iron-ore mining company MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA made an "urgent" bankruptcy protection petition before a Brazilian court on Wednesday.

MMX Sudeste Mineracao SA made the request after negotiations with creditors and efforts to seek new investors failed, MMX said in a filing. (Reporting by Bruno Marfinati; Writing by Alonso Soto; Editing by Ken Wills)