Combination of file photos showing the logo of Glencore in front of the company's headquarters in the Swiss town of Baar (R) September 7, 2012, and the logo of Swiss mining company Xstrata at their headquaters in Zug March 26, 2008. REUTERS/Michael Buholz
Qatar says it will back Xstrata-Glencore deal
Posted : Thursday, 15 November 2012 02:16AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Holdings, Xstrata's <XTA.L> second largest investor, said on Thursday it will back Glencore's <GLEN.L> raised bid for the miner.
The tiny, gas-rich Gulf state has become an unexpected kingmaker in commodity trader Glencore's now $36 billion bid for Xstrata, the world's fourth largest diversified miner.
(Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by James Davey)
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