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      Steel staff face £20,000-a-year pension hit over Whitehall delay

      An estimated 700 steel workers approaching retirement age could each lose up to £20,000 a year if the British Steel...

    2. May 25, 2016

      Javid launches talks to cut steel pension fund liabilities

      Ministers are to launch a consultation that could allow the UK government to slash billions of pounds from the...

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    1. May 24, 2016

      Tata Steel deadline: the potential bidders

      The deadline for prospective buyers of Tata Steel UK to submit formal bids passed on Monday as the clock ticked down on...

    2. May 23, 2016

      Iron ore price drops to 10-week low

      Iron ore, the key ingredient in steelmaking, fell to a 10-week low on Monday, tracking futures price declines in Asia...

    3. May 23, 2016

      Clock ticks down on Tata Steel rescue efforts

      Prospective buyers of Tata Steel UK must submit formal bids for the ailing business today , with the clock ticking down...

    4. May 23, 2016

      Tata asked to pay power bills in advance

      Tata Steel UK has been asked by its energy supplier to pay tens of millions of pounds for its electricity up front, in...

    5. May 18, 2016

      US paves way to raise duties on Chinese steel

      The US has paved the way for the imposition of duties of as much as 500 per cent on Chinese cold-rolled steel, used to...

    6. May 16, 2016

      China steel mills fire up as prices flare

      A single mill in central China that can produce half as much steel annually as the UK has fired up its furnaces on the...

    7. May 16, 2016

      Norilsk Nickel buys palladium to lower market volatility

      Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest miner of palladium, has begun purchasing the metal on the market in a move it says...

    8. May 11, 2016

      Javid weighs £2.5bn trim for British Steel pension fund

      The government is planning to ringfence the British Steel pension fund and shave £2.5bn off its long-term liabilities...

    9. May 11, 2016

      Materials vie for pole position in the lightweighting stakes

      The fight against climate change is driving automakers into a race to make their entire fleets lighter, because one of...

    10. May 10, 2016

      Indian group emerges as late bidder for Tata Steel

      JSW Steel, one of India’s largest steel groups, has emerged as a last-minute bidder for Tata Steel’s ailing UK steel...

    11. May 4, 2016

      Tata sales process pushed back until after Brexit poll

      The sales process for Tata Steel UK has been pushed back beyond the EU referendum as the government seeks to remove...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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’...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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