Investors in Glencore
International and Xstrata
, the commodity companies seeking to complete a $33bn combination by the end of the year, are scheduled to vote on the plan on November 20, Bloomberg has reported. On October 1, Xstrata recommended its investors vote in favour of a sweetened Glencore offer that will create the world's fourth-largest mining company, coupling Glencore's trading units with Xstrata's production sites. Qatar Holding, which owns 12% of Xstrata and is the largest shareholder behind Glencore, opposed the commodity trader's initial offer of 2.8 shares for each one in Xstrata, even after Xstrata's board recommended it.
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