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  1. June 26, 2014

    Not all AGM protests are centred on executive pay

    Exactly a year ago, Li Ruigang was one of the most unpopular directors at any FTSE 100 company – at least as far as...

  2. Material World

    April 8, 2014

    Fashion, gender, and political honorifics: Tory Burch becomes Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

      Getty Images Actually, officially, she is one of the President’s Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, aka a PAGE (as...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. May 17, 2013

    Letter from Lex: a rally good time

    Markets in Japan and the US are having a rally good time. In Japan, Abenomics has proved to be a real boost to economic...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. May 16, 2013

    Glencore Xstrata: City grandee needed

    City grandees are a bit like red telephone boxes. They might be going out of fashion, but they can be incredibly useful. Sir...

  7. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2013

    Glenstrata - where life imitates Mark Kleinman

    From the Skyman, writing in his CityAM column on May 2… GLENCORE BOARD SIZING UP HAYWARD What is it about former BP chief...

  8. May 16, 2013

    Tony Hayward becomes Glencore Xstrata interim chairman

    Tony Hayward, the former BP chief executive who was once described as the US’s most hated man, has sealed a remarkable...

  9. April 11, 2013

    The perils of charismatic leadership

    The hubris and persuasion of a charismatic chief executive does not necessarily translate into corporate success, recently...

  10. December 28, 2012

    Glencore chief seals deal of year

    Driven, restless and possessed of a titanic ambition, Ivan Glasenberg pulled off the deal of the year in 2012. After months...

  11. November 23, 2012

    Glencore and Xstrata pass key hurdles

    The biggest deal of the year took two major strides towards completion, as Glencore and Xstrata won approval from their...

  12. November 20, 2012

    Glencore / Xstrata – almost done

    The voting screens in the Theater-Casino in Zug, Switzerland, had barely cooled down and the freshly approved combination of...

  13. November 20, 2012

    Bitter end for man with blue-chip pedigree

    A stinging rebuke from investors is a bitter end to almost two decades at the top of FTSE 100 companies for Sir John Bond....

  14. November 20, 2012

    Culture and criminality spawn rogue traders

    Liberals stereotypically believe criminals are victims of their circumstances; reactionaries, that they give in to bad...

  15. November 20, 2012

    Pay-out vote sees exit of Xstrata chairman

    Sir John Bond, Xstrata’s chairman, is to resign once the merger with Glencore is completed, bowing to shareholder anger over...

  16. November 19, 2012

    Investors should be on guard over Ocado

    If you buy a cashbox, you are entitled to any money within. Cashbox placings, as exemplified by a £36m share sale by online...

  17. November 18, 2012

    Xstrata shareholders set for merger vote

    Xstrata shareholders are set to gather on Tuesday at meetings in London and Zug in Switzerland to seal a planned $66bn...

  18. October 25, 2012

    Xstrata sets date for vote on merger

    Xstrata has set a date for its shareholders to vote on the miner’s $70bn merger with commodities trader Glencore, as the...

  19. October 21, 2012

    Xstrata ‘unfairly disparaged’, says chief

    The board of Xstrata has been “unfairly disparaged” over its handling of the $70bn merger with commodities trader Glencore,...

  20. October 1, 2012

    Glencore/Xstrata: Two’s company

    The decapitation of Xstrata by would-be purchaser Glencore has entered a new phase with the publication of revised merger...

  21. September 10, 2012

    BarCap can do more with less for Barclays

    It feels thrillingly transgressive to express even grudging praise for BarCap. The investment bank is often blamed for the...

  22. September 10, 2012

    Glencore makes final offer for Xstrata

    Glencore has announced its final offer for Xstrata, laying out a last-ditch compromise to salvage the $80bn merger that...

  23. FT Alphaville

    September 10, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Glencore softened terms of its offer for Xstrata, saying it would keep Sir John Bond on as chairman of the mining company as...

  24. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2012

    London headlines

    * Downturn in China spreads to key sectors * Apec nations promise to boost growth * Glencore softens Xstrata proposals...

  25. September 9, 2012

    Glencore softens Xstrata proposals

    Glencore intends to keep Sir John Bond, chairman of miner Xstrata, at the helm of the combined companies as the commodities...

  26. September 8, 2012

    Xstrata’s board to scrutinise new terms

    Xstrata’s board in February recommended that shareholders accept Glencore’s offer of 2.8 shares for each of the miner. But...

  27. September 7, 2012

    Glencore chief makes offer with a twist

    “Overnight developments” was the euphemism used to describe events leading up to the adjournment of Glencore and Xstrata’s...

  28. September 6, 2012

    Deal flop would leave Sir John with Xplaining

    Executives at Glencore and Xstrata will face criticism if the $70bn merger of the commodities trader and miner founders at a...

  29. June 27, 2012

    Glencore ready to pull Xstrata merger

    Glencore is ready to walk away from its $58bn merger with Xstrata if a group of dissident shareholders led by the Qatari...

  30. June 27, 2012

    Xstrata bows to pressure over payouts

    Xstrata has bowed to investor pressure over its plans to pay £173m to retain senior management in its merger with Glencore,...

  31. June 27, 2012

    Glencore crunch meeting over merger

    Glencore and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund will on Wednesday hold a crunch meeting to discuss the planned merger between the...

  32. June 26, 2012

    Glenstrata’s brinkmen teeter on the abyss

    The unravelling of the $65bn merger between Xstrata and Glencore shows that while the deal-doers knew commodities inside...

  33. June 26, 2012

    Glencore’s $65bn deal close to collapse

    The $65bn merger between commodities trader Glencore and miner Xstrata was on the verge of collapse after the sovereign...

  34. June 1, 2012

    Xstrata moves to stall investor rebellion

    Sir John Bond, the chairman of Xstrata, and David Rough, the miner’s senior independent director, will meet shareholders...

  35. February 8, 2012

    Glencore old guard looms over Xstrata

    Mick Davis runs it; Ivan Glasenberg owns it; but how long could it last? This question, which revolves around a clash of...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2012

    Glencore and Xstrata agree $90bn deal

    Glencore and Xstrata on Tuesday announced an all-share merger that would create a $90bn giant combining the world’s largest...

  37. February 5, 2012

    Glencore to pay premium for Xstrata deal

    Glencore is set to pay a larger premium than expected to seal its long-coveted merger with Xstrata, a move designed to...

  38. July 29, 2011

    Vodafone’s long-term strategy praised

    Investors in Vodafone on Friday welcomed the resumption of dividend payments by Verizon Wireless, the leading US mobile...

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