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    1. October 20, 2014

      LME Week: here’s what to expect

      Londoners beware: the biggest annual gathering of the metals and mining industry kicks off in the capital this week. At LME...

    2. October 15, 2014

      Rio Tinto defends expansion strategy as iron ore output surges

      Rio Tinto reported a 12 per cent increase in iron ore production in the third quarter and defended its controversial...

    1. October 12, 2014

      Glencore’s ambitions have global implications

      Since floating Glencore on the stock market three years ago, Ivan Glasenberg has made little secret of his ambition to...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Rio Tinto’s Jan Du Plessis digs in as rival circles

      Jan du Plessis has never been a chief executive. Aged 49, Richemont’s then finance director turned his career to the...

    3. October 7, 2014

      Glasenberg shows Glencore’s hand with rebuffed bid for Rio

      The proposal from Ivan Glasenberg that has electrified the mining industry began as a friendly telephone call, South African...

    4. October 7, 2014

      A paper tiger scares HSBC bosses

      HSBC board members must have vivid imaginations. You would need one to imagine an angry mob waving placards inscribed “We...

    5. September 29, 2014

      End of the Iron Age

      Story of a supercycle Iron is one of the most abundant elements on earth but pulling it out of the ground efficiently can be...

    6. September 15, 2014

      Ivan Glasenberg ponders Glencore’s next move

      Glencore’s next move Ivan Glasenberg, the chief executive of Glencore, demonstrated in a 48-hour period this year why the...

    7. September 7, 2014

      Miner M&A: Jo’burg or Rio?

      A platinum poison pill? Extravagant, yes. Still, it may get the job done. For Anglo American, smallest of the four big...

    8. August 20, 2014

      Glencore plans $1bn share buyback

      Glencore is returning $1bn to investors in the first share buyback by a global miner since the decade-long commodities boom...

    9. July 16, 2014

      Commodity traders and asset ownership

      As trading has become more competitive and markets more transparent, big commodity traders have responded by sinking billion...

    10. May 21, 2014

      Glencore hits out at rivals’ iron ore output growth

      Anybody expecting fireworks at this year’s Glencore AGM in the sleepy Swiss town near Zurich would have left disappointed....

    11. May 20, 2014

      Glencore pledges to appoint first female director to board

      Glencore is aiming to appoint a female director to its board by the end of the year, chairman Tony Hayward told the...

    12. May 6, 2014

      Glencore Xstrata plumbs new depths at nickel mine

      Glencore Xstrata has revealed further problems with one of the “greenfield” projects it inherited through its takeover of...

    13. April 14, 2014

      Glencore Xstrata: bye-bye Las Bambas

      “Our willingness to sell reflects the value of the offer,” Ivan Glasenberg, Glencore Xstrata chief executive, said on...

    14. April 13, 2014

      China snaps up Glencore copper mine for $6bn

      Glencore Xstrata is selling its Las Bambas copper mine project to a Chinese consortium for at least $5.85bn, underscoring...

    15. April 4, 2014

      Former BG Group boss linked to Glencore chairman role

      Sir Frank Chapman, the former chief executive of BG Group, has emerged as one of the frontrunners to become the next...

    16. April 4, 2014

      Commodities Summit: Lessons from Lausanne

      A dozen things we learnt at the FT’s Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne this week. 1) Glencore Xstrata chief executive,...

    17. March 4, 2014

      Glencore starts to deliver after dust settles

      Glencore takes stock Ten months ago Ivan Glasenberg completed the biggest ever deal in the mining sector, saying Glencore’s...

    18. March 4, 2014

      Glencore Xstrata: Viva, Las Bambas

      The trader’s the star at Glencore Xstrata – this year, at least. No other big miner has its own trading house and Glencore’s...

    19. March 4, 2014

      Glencore Xstrata poised to take stake in oil group Russneft

      Glencore Xstrata is poised to take an equity stake this year in Russian oil company Russneft under the terms of a...

    20. February 9, 2014

      Glencore plays deal or no deal with China on prize copper asset

      Deal or no deal? That’s the question facing Glencore Xstrata as it considers the possible sale of a top tier copper project...

    21. January 30, 2014

      Glencore Xstrata seeks exit from Philippines copper project

      Glencore Xstrata is looking to sell its stake in a Philippines copper project, according to the commodities group’s partner...

    22. December 6, 2013

      Glencore plans to drop Xstrata name

      Glencore Xstrata plans to drop the ‘Xstrata’ from its corporate name – in a move that will erase the final remnants of a...

    23. November 13, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata widens investor appeal with South Africa listing

      Glencore Xstrata shares have started trading on Johannesburg’s stock exchange following the commodities group’s decision to...

    24. November 10, 2013

      Glencore focuses investment on oil

      “It’s time to stop building,” Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive of Glencore Xstrata, told his peers bluntly earlier this...

    25. September 10, 2013

      Ivan Glasenberg shows the ‘Glencore way’ to cut Xstrata ‘fat’

      By outlining $2bn of synergies after taking over Xstrata and promising more to come, Ivan Glasenberg showed what he...

    26. September 10, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata: still digging

      Ivan Glasenberg, it would appear, is digging deep at Glencore Xstrata. In his first presentation to investors since...

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      September 10, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata to list in Jo'burg despite S Africa's troubles

      Commodities bosses have spent the last two years trying to put as much rhetorical distance as possible between their...

    28. September 10, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata lifts cost-cutting target to $2bn

      Glencore Xstrata has told investors to expect more cost-cutting, even after revealing higher savings targets from the...

    29. September 9, 2013

      Glencore increases influence at Lonmin

      Glencore Xstrata has moved to increase its influence at Lonmin by having two senior executives appointed to the board of the...

    30. September 8, 2013

      Glencore to outline strategy and spending plans

      Glencore Xstrata will extend cost-cutting targets and reveal revised plans for spending when the management team of the...

    31. August 20, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata: value pain

      Well, at least we now know for sure that Glencore overpaid for Xstrata by almost $8bn. The question is whether it overpaid...

    32. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2013

      Glencorroded

      You know how when you buy a brand new car and drive it back from the showroom, how it’s worth X per cent less by the time...

    33. August 20, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata hit by $7.7bn writedown

      Glencore Xstrata’s chief executive defended the deal that created the commodities group as it revealed a $7.7bn writedown to...

    34. June 26, 2013

      ‘King of oil’ who became a target for US

      Marc Rich, who died on Wednesday, aged 78, was one of the most controversial business figures of the late 20th century. He...

    35. June 21, 2013

      Commodities traders need to wake up to key-man risk

      The leadership changes in Louis Dreyfus Commodities and Bunge are a good reminder that chief executives do not stay forever...

    36. June 12, 2013

      Glencore picks former Morgan Stanley boss John Mack for board

      Glencore Xstrata has appointed John Mack, the former Morgan Stanley boss, as an independent director as it focuses on...

    37. May 16, 2013

      Magnitude of Glencore Xstrata chairman’s coup has few precedents

      The boardroom coup and shareholder revolt that cost Sir John Bond his job as chairman of Glencore Xstrata has few precedents...

    38. May 16, 2013

      Lombard: Glenstrata ejection a chastening coda to Bond’s career

      And then there were none. Not a single ex-Xstrata director survived the first set of boardroom elections since Glencore took...

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