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About the company: Glencore Xstrata Plc [JSE:GLN]

by , 08 June 2015

This diversified resource giant is one of the world's largest. Glencore Xstrata has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one the top 40 companies…

Full name: Glencore Xstrata Plc
Short name: Glencore
Ticker: GLN
Sector: Basic resources – mining

Five top facts about Glencore Xstrata

Fact #1:
Glencore Xstrata employs about 181,000 people. These people work out of 90 offices, and at over 150 mining and metallurgical sites across the globe.

Fact #2:
Glencore Xstrata has a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under ticker GLN. The company listed in November 2013. The company’s primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange [LSE:GLEN] where it is one of the largest companies on the FTSE 100. Glencore Xstrata also has a secondary listing in Hong Kong [SEHK:0805].

Fact #3:
As a diversified industrials giant, Glencore Xstrata produces and markets over 90 different commodities. The use of these commodities range from the manufacture of mobile phones to making cutlery.

Fact #4:
Glencore Xstrata operates three main divisions:

  • Metals and minerals – including copper, nickel, zinc, lead, alloys, alumina, aluminium and iron ore.
  • Energy products – including oil and coal.
  • Agricultural products – including grains, oils, oilseeds, cotton and sugar.

Fact #5:
Glencore Xstrata formed in May 2013 following the merger of Glencore International Plc and Xstrata Plc.

Chart of Glencore Xstrata’s share price

Chart of Glencore Xstrata's share price

Financial information

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About the company: Glencore Xstrata Plc [JSE:GLN]
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