Companies

Jun 21: Xstrata in talks with Anglo American

Xstrata, the Swiss-based miner, has proposed a "merger of equals" with its rival, Anglo American, in a move that could set off another wave of consolidation in the international mining industry. William MacNamara, mining correspondent, talks to Daniel Garrahan about whether Anglo American will welcome the move and what kind of group would emerge if a deal does go through.