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    1. April 28, 2016

      Tata chief warns of growing pension deficit if Port Talbot closed

      The chief executive of Tata Steel UK on Thursday defended his parent company’s decision to sell the business but told...

    2. April 25, 2016

      China clamps down on commodities frenzy

      China moved to clamp down on excessive speculation in commodities on Monday after weeks of frenzied trading boosted...

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    1. April 22, 2016

      China speculators drive commodities rally

      Commodities from iron ore to aluminium have rallied this week driven by a sharp recovery in oil, signs of stronger...

    2. April 21, 2016

      British government eyes equity stake in Tata Steel

      The government is prepared to re-nationalise up to a quarter of Tata Steel and to provide “hundreds of millions of...

    3. April 20, 2016

      Port Talbot buyout seeks tax break for investors

      The Welsh entrepreneurs looking to put together a management buyout for the Port Talbot steelworks are seeking a major...

    4. April 18, 2016

      Chinese steel demand pushes iron ore close to $60

      Iron ore, the steelmaking ingredient, has rebounded to trade close to $60 a tonne as Chinese steel prices have rallied...

    5. April 15, 2016

      Tale of two steel towns: How Redcar and Qianan are faring as furnaces sit idle

      Opposite the Enterprise Revolution offices, where former steelworkers seek advice on self employment, stretches...

    6. April 13, 2016

      Gupta damps plans for Port Talbot buyout

      Sanjeev Gupta, the commodity trader seeking state backing to rescue Tata Steel’s UK assets, is lobbying Westminster to...

    7. April 12, 2016

      Tata Steel sets deadline of May 28 for sale of British arm

      The day of reckoning for the British steel industry has been set for May 28, with Tata Steel planning to close down its...

    8. April 11, 2016

      Port Talbot steelworks could be part nationalised

      Sajid Javid, the business secretary, opened up the possibility of a part-nationalisation of Port Talbot steelworks...

    9. April 11, 2016

      British Steel name returns with Tata sale of Scunthorpe site

      The name of British Steel is to be resurrected as an investor moves to the brink of a £400m rescue deal for one of the...

    10. April 11, 2016

      Trade body raises doubts over Port Talbot rescue plan

      Sanjeev Gupta’s plan to rescue the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales by ripping out and replacing its blast...

    11. April 10, 2016

      US Steel says EU and UK ‘negligent’ over China dumping

      The head of US Steel, the US’s biggest steelmaker, has accused the EU and UK of being “negligent” in their approach to...

    12. April 10, 2016

      China says its steel overcapacity will remain

      Significant overcapacity will remain in China’s steel sector even after planned restructuring, industry executives said...

    13. April 6, 2016

      China’s role in the global steel downturn

      With steel plants from Wales to Australia threatened with closure, China has been accused of destroying other nations’...

    14. April 5, 2016

      Is UK steel really a strategic industry?

      Steel’s importance to Port Talbot is obvious. Less clear is how strategic Tata Steel’s UK business is to the remainder...

    15. April 5, 2016

      Port Talbot rescue means closure of blast furnaces, says Gupta

      Sanjeev Gupta, the businessman at the centre of efforts to salvage the Welsh steel industry, says any plan to buy...

    16. April 4, 2016

      Javid heads to India over Tata steel sale

      Business secretary Sajid Javid is to head to India on Tuesday to meet Tata chairman Cyrus Mistry in Mumbai over the...

    17. April 4, 2016

      Moment of reckoning for Tata group chairman

      Tata Steel’s decision last week to put its UK steel plants up for sale was a dark development for the British economy,...

    18. April 4, 2016

      Welsh government struggles to aid Port Talbot steelworks

      The Welsh government has said it cannot offer significant tax cuts to the stricken Port Talbot steelworks because of...

    19. April 2, 2016

      Can the British steel industry be saved?

      The news that Tata is planning to sell off its UK steel plants, which are reportedly losing £1m a day, raises questions...

    20. April 1, 2016

      The long, slow decline of the British steel industry

      The British have sometimes been labelled a “nation of shopkeepers”, though probably not by Napoleon, as popularly...

    21. March 31, 2016

      EU states point finger over Tata Steel and anti-dumping tariffs

      Britain blocked attempts to strengthen EU trade defences against imports of cheap Chinese steel that have devastated...

    22. March 31, 2016

      Cameron rules out nationalisation to save Port Talbot steelworks

      David Cameron said the UK government “will do everything it can” except nationalisation to save the Port Talbot...

    23. March 31, 2016

      Iron ore leads first-quarter commodities rebound

      Iron ore is set to outpace other commodities in the first three months of 2016, finishing a volatile quarter up almost...

    24. March 30, 2016

      Surprise but little rancour for Tata at Port Talbot

      Even as they acknowledged the gloomy state of the industry, workers at Port Talbot said they were surprised at news...

    25. March 30, 2016

      Tata cuts UK steel loose as it grapples with $10bn debt

      Tata’s board met for seven hours on Tuesday in the company’s elegant stone headquarters in central Mumbai but one...

    26. March 30, 2016

      Government must drop dogma to save UK steel

      The decision by Tata’s board to sell off its British steel business is a nightmare for the UK government. The...

    27. March 30, 2016

      Brexit campaigners blame steel crisis on EU

      The crisis at Port Talbot has been held up by pro-Brexit campaigners as proof that EU membership has inflicted a heavy...

    28. March 30, 2016

      Tata Steel writes down value of UK steel operations to ‘almost zero’

      Tata Steel said the value of its steel operations in the UK, which formed the bulk of a £6.2bn deal in 2007, was now...

    29. March 30, 2016

      Tata Steel state rescue likely to fall foul of Brussels

      The European Commission takes a hostile view of rescue aid for the steel industry and Britain can expect bruising...

    30. March 30, 2016

      Tata puts the future of British steel in doubt

      With Tata’s decision to put its UK operations up for sale, Britain’s long history of steelmaking — and particularly the...

    31. March 30, 2016

      Tata Steel: purges

      Never eat anything bigger than your head. A healthy rule to which Tata Steel of India might attest. In 2006, the...

    32. March 30, 2016

      Tata UK: the options for rescuing Britain’s biggest steelmaker

      The announcement by Tata Steel that it will sell its UK business has piled pressure on the British government to...

    33. March 28, 2016

      China faces struggle to recast steel workers for service sector

      With millions poised to lose their jobs as China shuts down scores of underperforming mines and mills, Beijing has...

    34. March 23, 2016

      Liberty House to buy Scottish Tata steel mills

      Commodities trader Liberty House was on Wednesday poised to buy Scotland’s last two big steelworks from Tata Steel, a...

    35. March 23, 2016

      Zhongwang in complex deal to set up Shanghai listing

      China Zhongwang Holdings, the aluminium products maker at the centre of a trade dispute in the US, has entered a...

    36. March 17, 2016

      JPMorgan rattles traders with LME aluminium stockpile

      JPMorgan Chase is holding more than half of the aluminium on the London Metal Exchange, a multibillion-dollar position...

    37. March 16, 2016

      Manufacturers bemoan lack of steel industry help in Budget 2016

      Manufacturing leaders said greater action was required to support the embattled steel industry, after demands for lower...

    38. March 9, 2016

      Goldman Sachs says commodity rally is unlikely to last

      The most influential bank in commodity markets believes the recent rally is unlikely to last and prices will reverse...

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