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Glencore shareholders back Xstrata takeover

The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in the Swiss town of Baar November 20, 2012. Shareholders in miner Xstrata are expected to give the green light on Tuesday to a long-awaited $31-billion takeover by commodities giant Glencore, paving the way for one of the largest tie-ups in the sector to date. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in the Swiss town of Baar November 20, 2012. Shareholders in miner Xstrata are expected to give the green light on Tuesday to a long-awaited $31-billion...more

The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in the Swiss town of Baar November 20, 2012. Shareholders in miner Xstrata are expected to give the green light on Tuesday to a long-awaited $31-billion takeover by commodities giant Glencore, paving the way for one of the largest tie-ups in the sector to date. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg gets out of a car as he arrives before an extraordinary shareholder meeting in the Swiss town of Zug November 20, 2012. Shareholders in miner Xstrata are expected to give the green light on Tuesday to a long-awaited $31-billion takeover by commodities giant Glencore , paving the way for one of the largest tie-ups in the sector to date. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg gets out of a car as he arrives before an extraordinary shareholder meeting in the Swiss town of Zug November 20, 2012. Shareholders in miner Xstrata are expected to give the green light on Tuesday to a long-awaited...more

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg gets out of a car as he arrives before an extraordinary shareholder meeting in the Swiss town of Zug November 20, 2012. Shareholders in miner Xstrata are expected to give the green light on Tuesday to a long-awaited $31-billion takeover by commodities giant Glencore , paving the way for one of the largest tie-ups in the sector to date. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Simon Murray, chairman of Glencore, arrives before an extraordinary shareholder meeting in the Swiss town of Zug November 20, 2012. Shareholders in miner Xstrata are expected to give the green light on Tuesday to a long-awaited $31-billion takeover by commodities giant Glencore , paving the way for one of the largest tie-ups in the sector to date. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Simon Murray, chairman of Glencore, arrives before an extraordinary shareholder meeting in the Swiss town of Zug November 20, 2012. Shareholders in miner Xstrata are expected to give the green light on Tuesday to a long-awaited $31-billion takeover...more

Simon Murray, chairman of Glencore, arrives before an extraordinary shareholder meeting in the Swiss town of Zug November 20, 2012. Shareholders in miner Xstrata are expected to give the green light on Tuesday to a long-awaited $31-billion takeover by commodities giant Glencore , paving the way for one of the largest tie-ups in the sector to date. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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