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    1. October 8, 2008

      Big steel groups cast out of ‘paradise’

      As the impact of the financial crisis starts to damp the expectations of the steel sector, Wolfgang Eder, chief executive of...

    2. September 27, 2008

      Bulgarian plant sale poses test for EU

      A battle over the future of a sprawling communist-era steel plant, one of Bulgaria’s biggest companies, has become a test of...

    1. September 2, 2008

      European banks in favour as commodities suffer

      European stock markets climbed on Tuesday as a steep drop in the price of oil eased inflation concerns, sending investors...

    2. August 6, 2008

      Banks and miners lift European stocks

      European shares advanced for a second consecutive day, underpinned by bid activity in the mining sector and strong results...

    3. August 4, 2008

      ArcelorMittal rebuffed in Indonesia

      ArcelorMittal’s expansion plans in Indonesia have been dealt a blow after state-owned Krakatau Steel ruled out talks over a...

    4. June 19, 2008

      Banks lead Europe’s bourses lower

      Banks led European markets lower on Thursday on deepening worries of more losses in the second half of the year, as weak...

    5. May 21, 2008

      Volatility and vertical integration

      The hemline theory of economics – that skirts get shorter in the good times – is one way to monitor business sentiment. Does...

    6. April 30, 2008

      Aditya Mittal: The father, son and the great steel titan

      One of the youngest – and most enigmatic – executives in any large company is Aditya Mittal, the 32-year-old chief financial...

    7. November 28, 2007

      Regional focus: Years of practice conclude in mega-deals

      After years of rapid growth in mergers and acquisitions activity, central and eastern Europe has this year finally made the...

    8. November 15, 2007

      Bid for Rio may result in Chinese wanderlust

      BHP Billiton’s takeover bid for rival Rio Tinto will encourage Chinese companies to go abroad and buy more overseas mining...

    9. November 15, 2007

      BHP bid will prompt Chinese wanderlust

      BHP Billiton's takeover bid for rival Rio Tinto will encourage Chinese companies to go abroad and buy more overseas mining...

    10. November 15, 2007

      ArcelorMittal upbeat on steel prospects

      Lakshmi Mittal, chief executive and main owner of ArcelorMittal, yesterday gave an upbeat view of the steel industry's...

    11. October 26, 2007

      Fund attacks Mittal advisers

      SRM Global Fund, the investment fund run by the former UBS trader Jon Wood, has attacked the investment banks advising...

    12. October 23, 2007

      BlackRock Merrill Lynch: Rule of five pays dividends

      Alice Gaskell, manager of BlackRock Merrill Lynch's Euro-Markets fund, says that as the European market becomes a more...

    13. September 27, 2007

      Mittal's rehabilitation

      How quickly opinions can change. Just 18 months ago, Lakshmi Mittal faced all kinds of abuse by the French establishment...

    14. September 25, 2007

      Steel group unveils $35bn global expansion

      Arcelor Mittal is to spend $35bn adding to the capacity of its steelmaking plants around the world, Lakshmi Mittal, the...

    15. August 24, 2007

      M&A in IT services

      Only half a century after the end of colonial rule, Indian companies are coming to Europe to build empires of their own....

    16. July 9, 2007

      Steel groups put in a strong performance

      The prospect of strong global demand helped lift European steel stocks on Monday. Deutsche Bank said demand for steel would...

    17. June 21, 2007

      FDI set to rise by 20% for wealthiest nations

      Foreign direct investment into the world’s 30 wealthiest nations is set to rise by 20 per cent this year, thanks to high...

    18. May 31, 2007

      Posco hails technology jump at steel plants

      Posco aims to become the world’s second-largest steelmaker next year by increasing its annual output by 11 per cent to 34m...

    19. April 27, 2007

      Posco acquires stake in HHI

      Posco, the world’s third largest steelmaker, moved to shore up its defence against hostile takeover day by taking a stake in...

    20. April 19, 2007

      Mittal puts a shine on European steel

      Lakshmi Mittal has every reason to look pleased. Since Mittal Steel's €26.9bn ($36.5bn) takeover of Luxembourg-based Arcelor...

    21. April 19, 2007

      About-turn on steel merger: Arcelor managers now extol alliance's competitive and cultural benefits

      What a difference a year makes. This time 12 months ago Michel Wurth, then Arcelor's deputy chief executive, was vociferous...

    22. April 15, 2007

      Minority interests

      When pension funds are stalking Canada’s telephone incumbent and Spain’s builders are playing God with its utilities, the...

    23. April 3, 2007

      Sarkozy 'protection' will cost French shareholders dear

      From Prof Theo Vermaelen. Sir, Nicolas Sarkozy wants to protect French companies against takeovers. He uses the Mittal...

    24. March 30, 2007

      Sarkozy underlines resolveto block foreign takeovers

      Nicolas Sarkozy has underlined his determination to block foreign takeovers of strategic French companies by fiercely...

    25. March 29, 2007

      Sarkozy aims to block foreign takeovers

      Nicolas Sarkozy has underlined his determination to block foreign takeovers of strategic French companies by fiercely...

    26. March 25, 2007

      ThyssenKrupp’s litany of failed talks

      ThyssenKrupp of Germany and Arcelor of Luxembourg had protracted talks last year about a €20bn ($27bn) merger that would...

    27. February 21, 2007

      Mittal predicts further round of mergers

      Arcelor Mittal forecast further consolidation in the steel industry as the world’s biggest steelmaker reported a 3.5 per...

    28. February 6, 2007

      Ask the expert: Steel industry consolidation

      The steel industry has been through big changes over the past few years, driven largely by the surge in consumption and...

    29. February 2, 2007

      M&A drives European equities to 6-year highs

      Merger and acquisition-related gains combined with strong earnings to drive European equities back to six year highs this...

    30. January 31, 2007

      The pendulum swings back towards family values

      At the turn of the last century, family-owned companies spearheaded industrial and economic development in Europe and the...

    31. January 30, 2007

      Tata and CSN square up for Corus

      In offices in London, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro, rival steel executives and their many bankers and lawyers are preparing...

    32. January 25, 2007

      Buyers race for a slice of the cake but some remain cautious

      A year ago this week, Mittal Steel launched a €19bn hostile takeover bid for Arcelor, its nearest rival in the steel...

    33. January 16, 2007

      Mittal to donate £2m to Labour

      Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian entrepreneur and the world’s fifth richest person, has donated £2m to Tony Blair’s cash-strapped...

    34. December 27, 2006

      Arcelor Mittal may turn to outsider to replace chairman

      Arcelor Mittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, could start looking for an outside non-executive chairman next year to damp...

    35. December 26, 2006

      Mittal has no aim to be group’s chairman

      Arcelor Mittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker, could start looking for an outside non-executive chairman next year to damp...

    36. December 22, 2006

      Lakshmi Mittal talks to the FT

      Lakshmi Mittal, chief executive of Arcelor Mittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker, discussed his achievements with Peter...

    37. December 22, 2006

      Video transcript: Lakshmi Mittal

      Peter Marsh: Well, Mr Mital, the FT, as you know, is making you the Person of the Year this year, because I suppose it’s in...

    38. December 21, 2006

      Nippon Steel to boost Brazilian stake

      Nippon Steel raised its stake in Brazilian counterpart Usiminas in the latest in a string of deals for Japan’s largest steel...

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