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Xstrata board backs revised Glencore offer

Oct 1, 2012
The board of the Swiss mining company Xstrata has approved a merger offer made by Glencore, a commodities trader.
Posted In: mergers, mining

Mining school alums blast Harvard-ians in yearly pay

Sep 18, 2012
Last year, Harvard graduates made less money per year than alumni from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology -- which costs about four times less than Harvard to attend.
Posted In: harvard, mining, college tuition, salary

New $57 billion deal in planned global mining merger

Sep 10, 2012
Trading giant Glencore has made a new bid for mining company Xstrata, thanks in part to some deal making by British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Posted In: Glencore, merger, mining, Xstrata

Demand for metals may be root of South African workers' unrest

Aug 17, 2012
More than 30 people were killed after police in South Africa fired on striking miners. How might the incident impact the nation's mining economy?
Posted In: South Africa, mining, precious metals, platinum

$90 billion mining merger would alter industry

Feb 7, 2012
The world's largest commodities trader Glencore has agreed to buy mining giant Xstrata to create a global giant in coal, zinc and copper mining and production.
Posted In: commodities, mining, Glencore, Xstrara, Mergers and Acquisitions

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