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

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...


Claire Hack

September 12, 2013

10:25 GMT