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  1. June 15, 2014

    ArcelorMittal’s path to China not paved with steel

    ArcelorMittal may have dodged a bullet when China blocked its plans to buy in to regional steel mills a decade ago. In 2005,...

  2. May 9, 2014

    ArcelorMittal upbeat after first-quarter losses narrow

    ArcelorMittal reported a narrowing of losses on Friday as the world’s largest steelmaker by sales reiterated its confident...

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  1. Boldness in Business

    The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March ...
  2. Doing Business in Wallonia

    Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, is rethinking an economy traditionall...
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  1. April 9, 2014

    Europe’s steelmakers remain under pressure despite rising demand

    After six painful years, Europe’s beleaguered steelmakers are beginning to emerge from the depths of the recession, with...

  2. April 4, 2014

    Shortcuts: Walking holidays in Nepal, Australia’s Hayman Island, Shangri-La news app

    Australia In 1947, when the Australian aviation entrepreneur Reg Ansett bought Hayman Island, subsequently the setting of...

  3. March 23, 2014

    Return to risk

    Now in their sixth year, the FT Boldness in Business Awards, jointly sponsored by the Financial Times and ArcelorMittal,...

  4. February 18, 2014

    BHP Billiton backs iron ore surplus forecast

    BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resources company by market value, has joined rival Rio Tinto in forecasting a surplus for...

  5. February 7, 2014

    Steelmakers help lift European bourses

    Europe’s main equities markets made steady gains on Friday, although investors stayed cautious ahead of the release of jobs...

  6. February 7, 2014

    ArcelorMittal confidence grows as it forecasts profits boost

    ArcelorMittal has forecast higher profits for the year ahead, driven by a pick-up in European steel demand, bolstering its...

  7. January 21, 2014

    High energy prices hold Europe back

    Europe is slowly emerging from the crisis and economic growth is picking up. But the sluggish nature of the recovery means...

  8. January 21, 2014

    ArcelorMittal’s early hybrid bond repayment sounds warning

    ArcelorMittal sounded a warning shot to investors in hybrid corporate bonds on Tuesday when it announced plans to repay...

  9. January 20, 2014

    Rewrite energy policy and re-industrialise Europe

    On Wednesday the European Commission will put forward its energy and climate policy package for 2030. Brussels should take...

  10. January 13, 2014

    Iron ore holds firm in face of weak China steel outlook

    Iron ore held firm but remained close to a five-month low because of concerns about weak demand from Chinese steel mills....

  11. January 12, 2014

    Global steel industry set for recovery

    The global steel industry is expected to make a recovery this year led by a rebound in Europe and the rest of the world,...

  12. December 9, 2013

    Record Chinese imports boost iron ore

    Iron ore remained close to a four-month high following official data that showed record Chinese imports of the steelmaking...

  13. December 5, 2013

    France could do little to stave off ArcelorMittal closures

    A year ago Lakshmi Mittal rushed to Paris on his private plane for an emergency meeting with the French president, after a...

  14. December 1, 2013

    ArcelorMittal sets sights on US carmakers after $1.5bn steel deal

    ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker by sales, expects to turn round quickly the performance of the Alabama plant...

  15. November 30, 2013

    ThyssenKrupp sells US steel mill to ArcelorMittal

    ThyssenKrupp is selling its US plant to two rivals in a long-awaited deal to help extricate the German steelmaker from an...

  16. beyondbrics

    November 27, 2013

    Krakow: enough of the coal

    Cut the coal, please Krakow was known for its choking smog in Communist times, when Poland’s medieval capital was bathed in...

  17. November 20, 2013

    ThyssenKrupp in talks with ArcelorMittal to sell US steel mill

    ThyssenKrupp is in exclusive talks to sell its steel plant in Alabama to a consortium led by ArcelorMittal after a difficult...

  18. November 7, 2013

    ArcelorMittal cautiously optimistic about 2014

    ArcelorMittal said the bottom of the cycle was behind it, as improving economic conditions and fruitful restructuring plans...

  19. November 7, 2013

    European markets jump after ECB cuts rate

    European equity markets jumped on Thursday afternoon the European Central Bank cut its main bank rate by a quarter of a...

  20. November 7, 2013

    Steelmaker clashes with unions over job losses

    ArcelorMittal has experienced the highs and lows of doing business in Wallonia. The world’s largest steelmaker, which had...

  21. September 2, 2013

    Mining and telecoms lead Europe’s surge

    European equity markets firmed as manufacturing activity in China boosted the region’s miners and metals producers while...

  22. August 22, 2013

    Ahold buoyant on hopes for its excess cash

    Ahold led on pan-European indices after the Dutch retailer reported forecast-beating profits and hinted at the possibility...

  23. August 20, 2013

    Banks and insurers lead Europe’s retreat

    Banks and insurers found themselves at the foot of pan-European equity indices on fears their exposure to falling debt and...

  24. August 19, 2013

    Cement makers hit by emerging markets pain

    Bid activity helped mitigate some of the pain felt in European equity markets after an emerging market-led sell-off was felt...

  25. August 15, 2013

    Cautious Zurich leads retreat of financials

    Zurich Insurance led the European financial services sector lower after sounding caution on its guidance following a worse...

  26. August 14, 2013

    Steel: in its element

    If the health of a nation’s steel industry is a test of economic wellbeing, investors have more than minute gains in...

  27. August 13, 2013

    Gerdau the profitable exception in Brazilian steel

    Gerdau is somewhat of an exception among Brazilian steelmakers: it is still profitable. The company, which ranks as the...

  28. August 13, 2013

    Tarnished outlook for Brazil steelmakers

    Francisco Santos, one of the thousands of “catadores” who roam São Paulo’s streets in search of rubbish to sell for scrap,...

  29. August 1, 2013

    SocGen tops Eurofirst climbers on strong trading

    Société Générale topped pan-European indices after its second-quarter net profit more than doubled from a year ago thanks to...

  30. August 1, 2013

    ArcelorMittal warns weak US and European demand to hit profits

    ArcelorMittal has expressed confidence that the worst of the downturn in the steel market was behind it, in spite of the...

  31. July 21, 2013

    India steel in focus as Arcelor and Posco cancel plant projects

    It had been on life support for years, but the death notice still attracted plenty of attention as Indian tycoon Lakshmi...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2013

    Mittal cancels Indian steel plant in blow to government's reform hopes

    First Posco, now Mittal. It’s not looking good for Indian FDI. ArcelorMittal, the global steel company, said on Wednesday it...

  33. June 26, 2013

    Ukraine steel industry: Fuel price rise compels mills to change

    With cyclical peaks and troughs, not least being the 2009 economic crisis, the global steel market is a difficult one for...

  34. June 18, 2013

    Steel production costs cut by shale gas

    Shale gas has raised excitement in the steel industry not only because it creates additional demand but also because of its...

  35. May 29, 2013

    Goldman adapts to satisfy 1920 maritime law

    Goldman Sachs has tweaked its board rules to comply with an almost century-old maritime law that aims to restrict the...

  36. May 29, 2013

    FT Series: Emerging market groups eye EU investments

    For all Europe’s current air of doom and gloom, for cash-rich emerging market companies, its manufacturing sector remains...

  37. May 27, 2013

    Safran’s Turbomeca holds lesson for France’s manufacturers

    With the ice-capped Pyrénées as a spectacular backdrop, the Turbomeca helicopter engine plant in southwest France is a...

  38. May 20, 2013

    Iron ore prices fall to five-month low

    Iron ore prices have fallen to their lowest in five months amid a wave of negativity that has led Chinese traders and steel...

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