Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Glencore International Plc sought European Union approval to buy Xstrata Plc and create the world’s fourth-biggest mining company, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Glencore and Xstrata filed with the European Commission today, said the person who asked not to be identified because the approval process isn’t public.
Antoine Colombani, a spokesman for the European Commission, declined to comment.
Reuters reported the filing earlier today.
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