Glencore Xstrata Plc Chief Executive Officer Ivan Glasenberg

Glencore Xstrata Plc Chief Executive Officer Ivan Glasenberg

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Glencore Xstrata Plc Chief Executive Officer Ivan Glasenberg wrote yesterday in a letter to employees, “Glencore Xstrata is uniquely positioned to continue sustainably supplying the world with the raw materials which are essential to everyday life.”