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    1. December 21, 2014

      Talk of rebound in mining deals as valuations sink

      Tumbling commodity prices are aggravating the problems of cash-strapped mining groups and could spur a rebound in dealmaking...

    2. November 12, 2014

      BHP Billiton abandons Nickel West sale

      BHP Billiton has shelved the sale of its nickel unit in Western Australia in a setback to the company’s declared strategy to...

    1. November 7, 2014

      Noble Group reviews capital structure

      Noble Group, one of Asia’s biggest commodities trading companies, has launched a review of its financial structure that...

    2. October 29, 2014

      Rainmaker Klein stays in the shadows as Glencore eyes Rio Tinto

      Where is Michael Klein when you need him? The former Citi supremo, who brokered talks between Ivan Glasenberg and Mick Davis...

    3. October 24, 2014

      Former Glencore executive wins pay case

      A former Glencore executive has won a legal battle to receive £418,000 in severance pay in addition to a £487,925...

    4. 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...

    5. October 9, 2014

      Former Xstrata chief made bid for BHP Billiton assets

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, attempted a dramatic comeback earlier this year, approaching BHP Billiton with an...

    6. 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...

    7. May 15, 2014

      Soaring gas and power prices lift Noble

      Noble Group, one of the world’s leading commodities traders, enjoyed a strong start to the year with first-quarter profits...

    8. March 31, 2014

      X2 Resources: X-Men

      What does almost $4bn get you in holes in the ground these days? Perhaps rather a lot, if you can buy the unfinished mines...

    9. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2014

      Mini-miners for sale?

      Wanted: mid-scale mining company with potential to renovate and extend. Desperate and/or motivated sellers preferred. Mick...

    10. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The slow but sure ebb of eurozone inflation. David has a look at the HFT story, as...

    11. March 31, 2014

      Mick Davis’s X2 secures $2.5bn funding

      Mick Davis, a driving force in the dealmaking that transformed the mining sector during a decade-long commodities boom,...

    12. March 6, 2014

      Recap brings Stobart minorities bad vibes

      Stobart Group, the company best known as a trucker, is taking off its tie and turning it into a headband. The group is...

    13. February 10, 2014

      QKR buys African gold mine for $110m

      One of the private financing vehicles set up to buy mining assets as the industry’s largest companies retrench has struck...

    14. January 26, 2014

      Warburg Pincus hires ArcelorMittal’s former mining chief

      Warburg Pincus, the private equity investor, has hired Peter Kukielski, ArcelorMittal’s former mining chief, to accelerate...

    15. 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...

    16. November 1, 2013

      Xstrata deal bonuses paid despite shareholder blocking action

      Xstrata awarded bonuses linked to its acquisition by Glencore to about 20 executives late last year after shareholders...

    17. October 8, 2013

      Private equity turns to mining veterans

      Some of mining’s top names are leading an advance into the industry by private equity investors, aiming to combine capital...

    18. September 30, 2013

      Mick Davis: X-man, the sequel

      Mick Jagger has made a great career of playing the same songs again and again. Mick Davis, chief executive of Xstrata before...

    19. September 30, 2013

      Former Xstrata chief Mick Davis wins $1bn backing for mining venture

      Mick Davis has raised $1bn for his new mining venture in a bet by investors that the industry heavyweight can master the...

    20. May 5, 2013

      Former Xstrata chief hires Goldman to raise fund

      Mick Davis has hired Goldman Sachs to help him raise a new fund, as the former Xstrata chief executive prepares his future...

    21. April 16, 2013

      Davis in line for £4.63m payout

      Mick Davis, chief executive of Xstrata, is in line to receive £4.63m for stepping down as soon as the Swiss-based miner’s...

    22. April 16, 2013

      Lombard: Push comes to shove for Davis

      The last immovable object blocking Glencore’s $64bn combination with miner Xstrata has fallen. Striking a deal with Chinese...

    23. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning, New York… Daylight Savings Time started on Sunday, moving clocks forward an hour. British Summer Time doesn’t...

    24. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2013

      Xstrata 2.0 (or what Mick did next)

      What now for Xstrata CEO Mick ‘The Miner’ Davis? Bloomberg thinks it has the answer: Xstrata (XTA) Plc Chief Executive...

    25. March 10, 2013

      CEOs applaud protection of overseas aid

      David Cameron’s decision to protect Britain’s overseas aid budget has been praised by Britain’s leading business figures,...

    26. March 5, 2013

      Xstrata exits after decade of two halves

      And so Xstrata takes its last bow as a quoted company. Barring yet another delay to the deadline for closing its $76bn...

    27. March 5, 2013

      Glencore says China probing market share

      China is investigating the influence of the Glencore-Xstrata $76bn tie-up in the copper market, opening the door for Beijing...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 27, 2013

      Has Ivan started drinking what Mick was drinking?

      We are talking here about Glenstrata, of course, going ex-Mick Davis and cum-Ivan Glasenberg as soon as the last bits of...

    29. January 27, 2013

      Xstrata chief loses faith in public markets

      Mick Davis, the chief executive of Xstrata, has lost faith in the public markets as a place to fund entrepreneurial...

    30. January 27, 2013

      The dealmaker’s dealmaker

      As a man who, in his teens, became the youngest qualified umpire in South Africa, Mick Davis is partial to a cricketing...

    31. January 17, 2013

      Albanese joins the exit of top miners

      For a while, it seemed that Tom Albanese would be the last one standing among the chief executives of the world’s largest...

    32. December 12, 2012

      Little room to envy Brooks’ £10.9m payout

      Unusually for a top executive, Rebekah Brooks appears to be benefiting from pay inflation long after she left her job. When...

    33. December 4, 2012

      Reid to step down as Xstrata finance head

      Xstrata’s finance chief is to step down after its takeover by Glencore, in a move that will heighten some investors’ fears...

    34. 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...

    35. November 20, 2012

      Glencore sees light in Xstrata tunnel

      After 10 months of wrangling, the two-headed beast that will be born by the merger of commodities trader Glencore and miner...

    36. November 20, 2012

      Vote raises prospect of Xstrata exodus

      The $68bn merger between Glencore and Xstrata is edging closer to completion. But for some 70 Xstrata executives and...

    37. November 15, 2012

      Xstrata backs Lonmin $817m cash call

      Xstrata, which owns 24.5 per cent of Lonmin, on Thursday said that it would fully participate in an $817m rights issue...

    38. November 15, 2012

      Glencore / Xstrata – decision time

      What a pathetic mess of unintended consequences the planned $66bn Glencore-Xstrata mining merger has become. Shareholders...

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