FRANKFURT - New solar installations reached a fresh record of 7.5 gigawatts (GW) in Germany in 2011, playing into the hands of advocates for steeper cuts in tariff subsidies to reduce growth of solar power and the resulting higher costs for consumers.
Glencore shareholders back Xstrata takeover
LONDON (Reuters) - Shareholders in commodity trader Glencore (GLEN.L) voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of its long-awaited $31 billion takeover of miner Xstrata XTA.L.
Glencore, which is controlled by its management team and is already Xstrata's largest shareholder, has offered 3.05 new shares for every Xstrata share which it does not already own.
Glencore said 99.4 percent of voting shareholders supported the resolution on the tie-up.
Xstrata shareholders vote later on Tuesday, with a first meeting scheduled for 1300 GMT.
(Reporting by Clara Ferreira-Marques; Editing by Keith Weir)
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