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Commodity And Raw Material Markets
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Friday 03 May 2013
Glencore Xstrata shares found favour with the City today on the newly formed mining empire’s first morning of trading as a single company.
Sunday 21 April 2013
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Giant commodity trader Glencore is set to get final clearance for its $32 billion (£20.9 billion) takeover of mining group Xstrata some 14 months after it first launched their bid.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Paul Rogers will be at today’s FA Cup semi-final hoping that Wigan Athletic can repeat their victory over Millwall in the teams’ previous Wembley meeting, when he scored the only goal of the 1999 Auto Windscreens Shield final.
Friday 12 April 2013
Wednesday 10 April 2013
The Chinese economy is still growing apace, though it recorded a surprise trade deficit for the month of March as imports surged.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Tuesday 02 April 2013
The merger between the commodities giants Glencore and Xstrata is set to rumble on for at least another month, as the completion date was pushed back because of investigations in China.
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Shoppers on credit-card spree
Tuesday 12 March 2013
How will punters be able to get their hands on shares in the world's largest silver producer? Mexico's Fresnillo was discussing just that today. The miner is one of a handful of groups on the benchmark index facing a ticking clock – the deadline for their free float to reach 25 per cent is the end of the year.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Glencore's £56bn merger with Xstrata is being held up by the Chinese government on concerns the resulting group could wield too much influence over China's copper market.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
The top five directors in Glencore will collectively pocket about $410 million (£270 million) in dividends after the commodities trading giant - and its impending merger partner Xstrata - both revealed tumbling profits for 2012.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
The billionaire investor Carl Icahn will be sharing a spot on the share register of a Brazilian miner with Glencore. The world's largest commodities trader is hoping to grasp a share of the lucrative iron-ore market to add to its hold on the tradeable zinc, copper, grain and oil sectors, and has bought a holding in Ferrous Resources. Reports suggest it has offered funding to help develop the Viga mine in exchange for a bigger stake in the group.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
A French family of seven - three adults and four children - have been kidnapped in northern Cameroon, President Francois Hollande confirmed
Friday 21 December 2012
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