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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. May 11, 2016

      UK factory output in biggest fall for 3 years

      British manufacturing suffered its biggest fall in output in nearly three years in March as the sector’s slump...

    5. 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...

    6. May 5, 2016

      Rolls-Royce reveals £1bn cost-cuts ambition

      Warren East, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, on Thursday declared an ambition to cut £1bn in costs and said profits...

    7. 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...

    8. May 3, 2016

      UK manufacturing activity contracts for first time in 3 years

      Activity in Britain’s struggling manufacturing industry contracted in April for the first time since 2013, as...

    9. 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...

    10. April 27, 2016

      Rolls-Royce chief cranks up search for savings

      Warren East, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, has challenged senior management to identify broader cost cuts after an...

    11. April 22, 2016

      Silversmiths fear tarnishing of Birmingham hallmark

      Birmingham’s decision to allow an offshoot in India to use its famous anchor hallmark on silverware has outraged...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. April 8, 2016

      Grim manufacturing data dent UK recovery

      It was another grim month for Britain’s factories in February, with the largest fall in output for more than two years....

    21. April 7, 2016

      UK productivity falls by most since financial crisis

      Productivity in Britain has deteriorated by the most since the financial crisis, adding to concerns about the economy’s...

    22. April 6, 2016

      Javid’s reputation rusts away amid Port Talbot shambles

      Sajid Javid arrived in Mumbai for crisis talks over the future of the British steel industry with one persistent...

    23. April 6, 2016

      Consumer confidence and cheap finance drives UK car sales

      Soaring consumer confidence and the availability of cheap finance has pushed British car sales to the highest level...

    24. April 6, 2016

      Port Talbot: lessons from the General Motors bankruptcy

      As the UK government ponders, a little later than it should have, what to do about the Port Talbot steelworks, it...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. April 4, 2016

      The quiet success of Britain’s anarchic economic model

      Britain has evolved a successful economy without evolving any affection for it. France cherishes its managed market as...

    30. 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...

    31. April 3, 2016

      Steel crisis turns up heat on energy subsidies

      Germany has handed over 40 times more in energy subsidies to heavy industry since 2013 than the UK, highlighting one...

    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. April 1, 2016

      UK manufacturing hit by weak export orders

      Activity in Britain’s manufacturing industry has stalled, with companies cutting jobs as export orders continue to...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. March 31, 2016

      Shoe venture marks resurgence of high-end British footwear

      A pair of shoes can travel halfway around the globe from workshop to store shelf. Less common, however, is the 800-mile...

    38. 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...

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