Xstrata PLC Mining News

Fresh delays hit Glencore-Xstrata $76 billion mega merger

New deadline for completion is May 2.

Large-scale deals to head down the mineshaft in 2013: PwC

The number of global deals has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.

Rio Tinto, Xstrata to slash over 100 coal jobs each

Rio and Xstrata are not the only miners rethinking their coal business in Australia. Vale and BHP are reportedly on the same page.

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.

Mining mergers in 2012 hit lowest in seven years: PwC

Mergers and acquisitions in the sector fell 30% last year and will continue to be low in 2013.

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.

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.

China's ravenous for iron ore, copper and oil

The country's iron ore imports in 2012 totalled $95.6 billion, 8.4% higher than the previous year.

Xstrata puts off $5.9bn mine in Philippines until 2019

Swiss miner Xstrata (LON:XTA) is delaying the commercial production of its $5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold project in the Philippines to 2019, Sagittarius Mines Inc, the firm's local unit, said Wednesday.

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.

Carrejon postpones study on diverting Columbia's Rancheria river due to weak carbon prices

Carbon mining company Cerrejon, a joint venture of BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Xstrata, has decided to postpone a study into the possible diversion of the Rencheria river, in La Guajira, Colombia.

Lonmin says no to takeover bid by Xstrata

Despite market rumours indicating otherwise, South Africa’s platinum producer Lonmin (LON:LMI) rejected Friday a reverse takeover bid by Xstrata (LON:XTA), its unhappy largest shareholder, as it announced a loss before tax of $698 million in the financial year ending in September.

Xstrata fires 400 South African miners

Global diversified miner Xstrata Plc. (LON:XTA) confirmed Friday it has dismissed 400 of its workers who have been on an illegal strike at its South African mines.

EU delays Glencore-Xstrata merger verdict

The European Commission said Wednesday it is delaying the deadline to emit a verdict on Glencore International PLC's $70 billion merger proposal with Xstrata (LON:XTA) after Glencore (LON:GLENA) made concessions to reduce EU concerns about too much potential concentration of interests in northern Europe.

Xstrata, Glencore shareholders to vote on merger on November 20

On November 20, 2012 Glencore and Xstrata shareholders will attend a meeting, where they will vote on the merger of both companies. The transaction is valued at USD 37 billion.

Australia’s mining tax proves a huge fiasco

Australia’s Federal Government has seen sunnier days as reports revealed Thursday it has not collected any revenue in the first three months of its much-debated Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT).

Xstrata still analyzing expansion project for Collahuasi

Xstrata's CEO Charlie Sartain said that there will be "no progress on the feasibility study [of the Collahuasi mine] until we have full confidence that we are meeting business objectives."

Xstrata begins coal job cuts in Australia

Xstrata Coal (LON:XTA) began to reduce its workforce across its Australian coal operations by firing its first 40 permanent employees out of the 600 announced cuts.

Xstrata closes nickel mine in Australia

Diversified miner Xstrata (LON:XTA) announced Wednesday it is suspending operations at its Cosmos nickel mine in Western Australia, as nickel prices have plummeted dramatically.

Xstrata kicks off production at Mount Margaret mine‎

London listed Xstrata (LON:XTA) started Thursday copper production at its $310 million (A$300) Mount Margaret operation in north-west Queensland, Australia.