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Clara Ferreira-Marques

Clara Ferreira-Marques

    Glencore tells Xstrata investors its bid is final
    Glencore tells Xstrata investors its bid is final
    Commodities trader Glencore has laid out what it says is a final $36-billion takeover offer for Xstrata, warning it would not improve the terms again.
    Glencore raises offer for Xstrata to salvage deal
    Glencore raises offer for Xstrata to salvage deal
    Commodity trader Glencore has raised its offer for miner Xstrata to salvage a bid, now worth about $37-billion.
    Shareholders to meet over Glencore takeover
    Shareholders to meet over Glencore takeover
    Xstrata says shareholders will vote on September 7 on the miner's planned $26-billion takeover by Glencore.
    'Read my lips, nationalisation doesn't work'
    'Read my lips, nationalisation doesn't work'
    Governments must steer clear of the "blind alleys" of nationalisation and excessive tax, Anglo American's Cynthia Carroll said on Thursday.
    Credit crunch fuels investor thirst for art, wine
    Credit crunch fuels investor thirst for art, wine
    Rollercoaster markets may have cooled investor appetites for shares or property, but interest in offbeat investments is booming as a growing number of art and wine funds compete to combine passion with high returns. Downturns typically mean a slowdown in investments, but industry watchers say the credit crunch has left the appeal of "investments of passion" largely untarnished.