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  1. July 24, 2014

    Tata Steel starts refinancing Corus debt

    Tata Steel has tapped the US dollar bond market for $1.5bn, marking the first step in plans to refinance approximately...

  2. July 1, 2014

    Tata Steel to cut 400 jobs in south Wales

    Tata Steel is to cut about 400 jobs at its Port Talbot steelmaking plant in south Wales as the profitability of its plants...

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  1. India and Globalisation 2012

    Growth has slowed at home but cash-rich, family-owned groups are still in the mood to ...
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  1. May 14, 2014

    Tata Steel turns the corner with unexpected good results

    Tata Steel, India’s largest private sector steelmaker by revenue, posted unexpectedly good financial results on Wednesday as...

  2. February 17, 2014

    Increase in energy prices wipes out company efficiency savings

    Manufacturers have invested heavily in energy efficiency measures but the future of the heaviest users is still threatened...

  3. February 12, 2014

    Osborne set to freeze tax on fossil fuels

    George Osborne is preparing to freeze a tax on fossil fuels used to generate electricity for up to four years in response to...

  4. February 11, 2014

    Tata Steel’s return to profit raises hope of turnround

    A mild recovery in European demand helped Tata Steel, India’s largest private sector steelmaker by revenue, to post a modest...

  5. December 1, 2013

    Industry near ‘crisis point’ over green taxes

    British industry has warned that green taxes are pushing it to “crisis point” even as George Osborne prepares to cut...

  6. November 13, 2013

    Tata Steel bounces back from loss

    Tata Steel, India’s largest private sector steelmaker by sales, posted better than expected net profits in the second...

  7. October 29, 2013

    Tata Steel to cut 500 jobs in northeast England

    Tata Steel is to cut about 500 jobs in the northeast of England as the profitability of its plants continues to be hampered...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. June 11, 2013

    Sahaviriya Steel UK turns to British coal to fire Redcar furnaces

    Thai investors saved one of northeast England’s heavy industries from extinction – and now their latest act of faith could...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 24, 2013

    New York headlines

    * BoJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda promises to stabilise bond market * G8 and G20 focus on tackling tax avoidance * China clears...

  14. beyondbrics

    May 24, 2013

    London headlines

    * Vedanta sells India’s largest ever offshore bond* Chinese solar companies seek EU and US tariff deals* Petrobras looks to...

  15. May 23, 2013

    Tata Steel reports $1.3bn full-year loss from European weakness

    Tata Steel, India’s largest private-sector steelmaker by sales, has reported a full-year loss of Rs71bn ($1.3bn) and refused...

  16. May 17, 2013

    Week in review, May 18

    A round-up of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories, including stakebuilding in Sony and Google’s...

  17. May 14, 2013

    Tata writedown sparks talk of UK sell-off

    Tata Steel’s $1.6bn writedown of the value of its European business has sparked rumours of a sell-off of its UK operations,...

  18. 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...

  19. FT Alphaville

    May 13, 2013

    The Closer

    US stocks barely budged; the S&P 500 was up 0.07 points to close at 1,633.77 (Reuters). Bloomberg has been caught in another...

  20. 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...

  21. March 15, 2013

    Small-cap week, March 16

    Turnround hopes put Thomas Cook among the top-performing small-cap stocks this week, with the tour operator surging 52.5 per...

  22. March 12, 2013

    Indian companies face year of slow recovery

    India’s largest companies are facing a year of slow, unsteady recovery, despite slightly improved industrial production data...

  23. February 13, 2013

    Tata Steel losses higher than expected

    Tata Steel reported a higher than expected loss for the second consecutive quarter, as grim conditions for its ailing...

  24. beyondbrics

    January 9, 2013

    India-China stainless steel import tax

    The Indian government has introduced a 20 per cent import tax on certain varieties of stainless steel from China, in a move...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. November 23, 2012

    Tata Steel cuts 900 jobs to reduce UK costs

    Tata Steel is to cut 900 jobs in the UK as part of a drive to reduce costs and position the company to weather future...

  28. November 9, 2012

    Tata Steel suffers surprise loss

    Tata Steel pledged to accelerate a cost-cutting drive after deterioration in European markets and softer demand in India led...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Sinopec said to buy Nigeria oil blocks from French Total * Disclosure law passed on Mexican finances * Chinese system...

  30. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2012

    London headlines

    * Sinopec said to buy Nigeria oil blocks from French Total * Disclosure law passed on Mexican finances * Russian October...

  31. November 6, 2012

    Tata Steel to contest $1bn fine

    Tata Steel, India’s largest private steelmaker by volume, has said it will contest a fine of Rs56bn ($1bn) over alleged...

  32. October 11, 2012

    Steel demand to slow over next two years

    Steel demand will slow significantly this year and in 2013 because of weaker economic growth in China and the eurozone...

  33. August 31, 2012

    Delhi gridlock curbs India’s growth

    Anil Gupta is an anxious man. Sharply rising interest rates, a gloomy mood among his fellow industrialists and the lack of...

  34. August 31, 2012

    India growth sits near three-year lows

    India’s economic growth languished near three-year lows during the first quarter, as gloom over high interest rates and...

  35. beyondbrics

    August 22, 2012

    Tata Steel 'raising $4.7bn' for new plant

    A century after it last built a new plant, Tata Steel  – India’s largest and Europe’s second-largest steelmaker – plans to...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. July 13, 2012

    Steelmakers hit hard by green taxes

    Green policies are costing Britain’s steelmakers and other heavy electricity users at least double what some of their main...

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