For Glencore, Rio Tinto Takeover Harder Than Xstrata Deal

A Rio Tinto takeover would be harder for Glencore than its 2012 merger with a rival, Xstrata. There’s some logic to a tie-up with Rio Tinto, the world’s second-biggest iron ore producer, but Glencore, a Swiss mining company, will be loath to pay a big premium, and the culture clash would be extreme. Rio is also in a better position than Xstrata to resist.

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