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  1. November 8, 2013

    Britain’s champagne socialists unite to save Gay Hussar restaurant

    The champagne socialist wing of the British Labour party, which for decades has struggled to find big, brave causes worth...

  2. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2013

    Indian companies v international peers: 'less chance of success'

    An Indian company that is a sector leader has only a 15 per cent chance of remaining in that position five years later. A...

  1. May 14, 2013

    Tata steels itself for tough Europe decisions

    Tata Steel’s 2007 purchase of Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus for $13.1bn promised to transform the Indian group into a global...

  2. May 13, 2013

    Tata Steel reveals $1.6bn writedown

    India’s Tata Steel has announced a $1.6bn writedown on its struggling European division, underlining the chronic...

  3. March 19, 2013

    Peugeot chief gets taste for a bumpy ride

    Philippe Varin says that he enjoys tackling crises. Given the dismal figures on European car sales published on Tuesday that...

  4. March 8, 2013

    A market strategy that keeps on rolling

    It’s a big month for anniversaries. Last week saw the fourth anniversary of 0.5 per cent interest rates. Next week is the...

  5. January 7, 2013

    Tata relights fire at Port Talbot plant

    The Port Talbot steelworks, one of the last vestiges of heavy industry in Wales, will be back to full production in the next...

  6. December 26, 2012

    Ratan Tata – a hard act to follow

    In March, Ratan Tata, outgoing head of India’s Tata group, addressed the company’s annual meeting of senior executives for...

  7. December 6, 2012

    Tata raps India for driving off investment

    Ratan Tata, the outgoing head of the Tata group, India’s most global business, has warned that government inaction is...

  8. August 13, 2012

    Tata profits slide on Europe woes

    Tata Steel reported a sharp fall in first-quarter profit on the back of continued slow demand in major European markets. The...

  9. beyondbrics

    August 13, 2012

    Tata Steel: Europe hurts, India disappoints

    The crisis in Europe continued to hammer Tata Steel in the quarter ended in June, for which it reported a steep fall in...

  10. June 25, 2012

    Tata undeterred by collapse of CWW deal

    Tata Communications abruptly pulled out of the race to buy Cable & Wireless Worldwide, the struggling UK-based telecoms...

  11. May 4, 2012

    Resource stocks drive Asia lower

    Resources and exporter stocks led Asian markets lower with the mood tilting towards the risk averse after soft US service...

  12. March 27, 2012

    Kremlin mired in Gazprom deal

    The family of Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, bought nearly $18m in Gazprom shares through an offshore...

  13. March 27, 2012

    Shuvalov case raises cronyism questions

    When Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, declared that his wife had earned an income of $10.9m in 2008, he...

  14. March 1, 2012

    Reverse colonialists eye imperial relic

    Buying Cable & Wireless Worldwide would be a neat piece of reverse colonialism for India’s Tata Group. C&WW’s corporate...

  15. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2012

    Tata mulling UK telecoms acquisition

    embed1 Tata Group, the Indian conglomerate which three years ago bought Jaguar Land Rover and steelmaker Corus, may be...

  16. February 9, 2012

    Tata Steel reports loss as demand wanes

    Tata Steel warned that it expected “muted” demand in its core markets this year, as it posted its first quarterly loss for...

  17. beyondbrics

    February 3, 2012

    India's Binani in €275m Belgian deal

    Though Brics may not be riding to the eurozone’s rescue any time soon, emerging market companies are making headway in...

  18. beyondbrics

    November 11, 2011

    Europe hits Tata Steel hard

    There’s no escaping the spectre of Europe, not even in India. Tata Steel, India’s largest and Europe’s second-largest steel...

  19. October 16, 2011

    Tata Steel warns UK on ‘over the top’ green policy

    The head of the European division of Tata Steel of India has warned that a planned £1.2bn investment programme by his...

  20. October 5, 2011

    Dormant Teesside plant blasts back into life

    When a lone trumpeter played the Last Post to mark the mothballing of the huge Redcar blast furnace, hopes of saving...

  21. September 19, 2011

    Britain can feel proud of Tata

    Jaguar Land Rover’s £355m engine plant is a boost for the coalition’s hopes of rebalancing the economy: George Osborne’s...

  22. August 11, 2011

    UK riots alarm Jaguar Land Rover

    Jaguar Land Rover, the UK-based carmaker owned by India’s Tata Group, has voiced its concern about the riots in many parts...

  23. July 27, 2011

    PSA Peugeot Citroën

    Rule number one when preparing excuses: pick a good one. The way PSA Peugeot Citroën tells it, the tsunami in Japan...

  24. June 22, 2011

    Tata wins $130m to settle ‘offtake’ row

    Tata Steel has received $130m from a group of four steelmakers to settle a bitter dispute over the sudden end of an...

  25. May 10, 2011

    David Brown gears up with India’s Kalyani

    David Brown Systems, the 150-year-old maker of industrial gearboxes, has joined forces with India’s Kalyani Group to improve...

  26. May 6, 2011

    Tata looks to close the gap in Europe

    Tata Steel is planning to double the profit margin of its European operations through a new focus on high-value steel types...

  27. March 12, 2011

    LSE runners and riders line up

    Wanted: a world-class academic with management expertise, brilliant presentational skills, a top networking touch, media...

  28. February 27, 2011

    Thai develops taste for UK steel

    Win Viriyaprapaikit, the 40-year-old president of Sahaviriya Steel Industries, Thailand’s biggest steel producer, is the...

  29. February 24, 2011

    Thai takeover saves Teesside steelworks

    One of Britain’s biggest steelworks has been saved from closure, securing 700 jobs, following a $469m (£342m) deal to sell...

  30. December 29, 2010

    Case study: Tata

    The story. Tata is India’s oldest and largest private sector business entity. Founded in 1868, the group now consists of...

  31. December 16, 2010

    Leng’s never-say-die spirit

    As the Cabinet Office releases new Whitehall board members, justice ministry civil servants might want to don their tin hats...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 3, 2010

    Thailand thrives in currency squalls

    Win Viriyaprapaikit has a smile on his face. Since he signed an agreement in late August to buy a steelworks in northern...

  33. November 3, 2010

    Thailand thrives in currency squalls

    Win Viriyaprapaikit has a smile on his face. Since he signed an agreement in late August to buy a steelworks in northern...

  34. September 15, 2010

    Olsher defects

    Investment bankers are tapping into the riches while they last, as Deutsche Bank’s Brett Olsher defects to Goldman Sachs. He...

  35. September 13, 2010

    Thai groups target the west

    When Thailand’s Sahaviriya Steel Industries recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Corus to buy a mothballed...

  36. September 5, 2010

    Tata takes global approach to finding a director

    In spite of concerns about the corporate governance of family-controlled groups in India, both J.R.D. Tata, who served as...

  37. FT Alphaville

    August 30, 2010

    Weekend catch-up: Headlines

    Just to recap events from late last week, here are weekend headlines from the FT and other UK press:* From The FT, -   ...

  38. August 27, 2010

    Thais aim to revive steel plant in Teesside

    Steelmaking in Teesside looks set to resume under Thai ownership following news on Friday that Sahaviriya Steel Industries...

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