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HOTLINE: To the victor the spoils... but give Mick some credit

September 12, 2013 - 10:25 GMT Location: London

KEYWORDS: Glencore Xstrata , Hotline , Mick Davis , Ivan Glasenberg

As Glencore Xstrata finishes trumpeting the success of the merger and the vast improvements already being made, one or two sharp-eyed observers have noted a certain amount of bad sportsmanship in the way these successes have been described.

One long-term observer of the metal market got in touch with Hotline and pointed out that erstwhile Xstrata ceo Mick Davis was no slouch – and that he in fact achieved a great deal during his tenure, for which he hasn’t been given much credit. "To the victor the spoils and all that, but you...

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