Glencore unit receives subpoena via US Department of Justice

Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, Sept. 30, 2015.

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Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Glencore Plc said a subsidiary had received a subpoena via the U.S. Department of Justice requesting documents in addition to records on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in addition to U.S. money laundering statutes.

The documents requested via subsidiary Glencore Ltd relate to the group’s business in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo in addition to Venezuela via 2007 to present, Glencore said, adding the idea was reviewing the subpoena.

Glencore shares were down more than 8 percent in early trade on London.

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