30.01.2009 - Xstrata launches GBP4bln cash call to pay down debts
From Independent: Xstrata, the Swiss mining giant whose shares are listed on the London Exchange, wants to raise $5.9bn (£4.1bn) in order to pay off debt and buy a coal mine from its major shareholder. Xstrata plans to issue almost 2 billion shares at a price of £2.10, some 66 per cent lower than Wednesday's 623p closing price, the company revealed yesterday. .... Full Article: Source