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Fresh delays hit Glencore-Xstrata $76 billion mega merger

New deadline for completion is May 2.

Glencore-Xstrata profits hit by $2.6bn writedowns and slump in commodity prices

The results add to the recent list of a dreadful reporting season from major miners, such as Rio Tinto and Anglo American.

Glencore delays closing of Xstrata merger, faces claims of aiding Iran nuclear program

The world’s largest commodities trader said more details about the pending deal will be revealed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, it faces claims of supplying Iran with key ingredients for the manufacture of tubes used in uranium enrichment centrifuges.

Glencore vows to appoint female director

The move would drop the number of FTSE 100 with all-male boards to five.

Glencore-Xstrata post poor key metals output

The miners joint production numbers released by Glencore revealed a decline in output across key metals such as coal and copper.

Exotic travel and lots of money: commodity trader for a major miner lists business perks

A social media user who claims being a commodities trader at giant Glencore (LON:GLEN) opened up a forum on Reddit on Sunday in which he answered lots of questions about what it's like to work at the big firm.

South Africa to announce decision on Glencore–Xstrata on Tuesday

South Africa's Competition Tribunal will publish its official decision on the proposed Glencore-Xstrata merger tomorrow.

Glencore and Xstrata postpone final merger date, but get Eskom’s support

Eskom's announcement removes one of the last few hurdles in the two companies' quest to create the world's fourth-biggest diversified miner.

Anglo Asian signs copper sales contract with Glencore

Under the terms of the sales agreement, Glencore will purchase 250 wet metric tonnes (WMT) per month of copper concentrate product.

Glencore-Xstrata deal hits South African snag

Glencore has extended the deadline to complete takeover of Xstrata (LON:XTA) by a month after South African power utility Eskom expressed worries about its coal supplies.

Glenstrata, the new mining king, is born

In what shouldn’t come as a surprise for those following the recent events related to the touted and long delayed $66 billion merger between diversified miner Xstrata (LON:XTA) and commodity trader giant Glencore International (LON:GLEN), the Swiss company's shareholders have approved the deal.

BHP Billiton looks for new CEO outside mining

BHP Billiton's (NYSE:BHP), the world's largest mining company, has not been successful in its quest to find a suitable successor to Marius Kloppers, as the South African approaches his sixth year as chief.

Finance minister: Zambia to set up $120 million copper transport line

Zambian Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda told reporters today that the government will invest USD 120 million to rehabilitate a railroad line between the largest producer of copper in Africa and South Africa.

Glencore shares dip on results, bid denial

Commodities trader Glencore (GLEN.L: Quote) is not considering a bid for embattled miner ENRC, its chief executive said, dismissing reports of a takeover after it disappointed the market with its maiden frst-quarter results. Shares in the world's largest diversified commodity trader dropped 2 percent as weaker-than-expected results from its metals and mining trading unit held back its operating profit.

Glencore IPO expected to boost appeal of Hong Kong as a mining destination

Commodities trader Glencore's bumper public offering has increased interest in Hong Kong listings from across the mining sector and will prove a welcome boost to the bourse, a senior executive at the exchange said. The world's largest diversified commodities trader is set to make its market debut in London and Hong Kong next week, in what could be a record listing, with Glencore [GLEN.UL] hoping to raise $11 billion.

Zijin Mining to be one of Glencore's cornerstone investors

China's Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd said on Friday it would invest $100 million as a cornerstone investor in the initial public offering of commodities group Glencore. The investment in the up to $11 billion IPO will be subject to a six-month lock up period, Zijin said in a filing to the Hong Kong bourse.

Glencore IPO opens door to further deals, including one with Xstrata

Acquisition firepower is one of the main reasons behind Glencore's planned $12bn listing and, while many see Xstrata as its number one target, there are other options.

Silver stocks fall on Bolivian nationalisation fears

The shares in some North American silver miners fell sharply on Thursday after Bolivia's leftist government said it might rescind concessions on four mines in the country run by Glencore International Ltd [GLEN.UL] affiliates and Canada's Pan American Silver Corp (PAA.TO: Quote)(PAAS.O: Quote).

Zimbabwe: Mwana Africa's Bindura Nickel in off-take deal with Glencore

Bindura Nickel signs output off-take agreement with Glencore International. Bindura predicts yearly nickel output at7,000 tonnes.