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Bengaluru — Shares in Sirius Minerals gained 17% on Wednesday after its shareholders voted in favour of Anglo American’s £405m ($518m, R7.6bn) bid to buy the fertiliser maker, prevailing over an activist investor who called the deal terms too low.

Britain’s biggest mining project in North Yorkshire is Sirius’ main asset and the Anglo deal is expected to save hundreds of jobs in economically disadvantaged northern England, where the government has been working to create jobs...

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