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  • LONDON, April 11- British business minister Sajid Javid said on Monday the government would consider co-investing on commercial terms to secure the sale of Tata's UK steelmaking assets. Tata, one of the world's biggest steelmakers, said on March 30 it was putting its British assets up for sale, citing a global oversupply of steel, high costs, weak domestic demand...

  • LONDON, April 11- Business minister Sajid Javid said on Monday he was unable to promise that there would be no further job losses in the British steel industry, but that the government was doing all it could to protect workers. Tata, one of the world's biggest steelmakers, said on March 30 it was putting its British assets up for sale, citing a global oversupply of...

  • DUISBURG, Germany, April 11- Tens of thousands of German steelworkers took to the streets on Monday, demanding more action against the dumping of cheap Chinese imports and greater job protection amid uncertainty over the future of Thyssenkrupp's steel business. More than 45,000 took part in protests throughout Germany, IG Metall said. Social Democrat Economy...

  • SETTLEMENT ALSO RELATES TO GOLDMAN'S CONDUCT IN PACKAGING SECURITIZATION, MARKETING-DOJ.

  • *Greybull deal saves more than 4,400 jobs in UK, 400 in France. As Tata formally announced the sale of its steel assets in Britain, turnaround specialist Greybull Capital LLP said it would buy the Indian company's Long Products Europe division in Scunthorpe, northern England, which employs 4,400. It declined to rule out further purchases of Tata's British steel...

  • DUISBURG, Germany, April 11- German steelworkers took to the streets on Monday, demanding more measures against the dumping of cheap Chinese imports and greater job protection amid uncertainty over the future of Thyssenkrupp's steel business. Germany is Europe's biggest steelmaker and 45,000 workers joined rallies across the country, the IG Metall union...

  • *Greybull deal saves more than 4,000 jobs. Greybull said it would buy Tata's Long Products Europe division in Scunthorpe, northern England, which employs 4,400, while the process to secure a buyer to save the Indian steelmaker's other major plant at Port Talbot in Wales also kicked off on Monday. Greybull said it was arranging a 400 million pound investment and...

  • LONDON, April 11- "In copper we trust." Such was the title of the presentation given by Jerry Jiao, vice president at China's Minmetals Group, at last week's CRU-CESCO conference in Chile. The problem for the copper industry executives meeting in Chile last week, however, is not the bright future but the stormy present.

  • TOKYO, April 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 9.2 percent in February from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Monday, in a sign that business investment remains subdued. That compared with a median estimate for a 12.4 percent decline. In January core orders rose 15.0 percent, inflated by large orders from the steel industry.

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 10- South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said on Sunday it had agreed to take a new wage offer from Sibanye Gold and had called off a strike. AMCU national treasurer Jimmy Gama said the union hoped to sign an agreement with the mining company most probably this week. AMCU led a bruising five-month wage strike in the...

  • LONDON/ BEIJING, April 9- Britain asked China on Saturday to hurry up in tackling overcapacity in its steel industry, hoping to stem the flood of cheap imports into Europe which India's Tata Steel has blamed for its decision to pull out of the United Kingdom, putting 15,000 jobs at risk. Tata put its entire UK business up for sale last month, including its flagship...

  • LONDON, April 9- Britain asked China to tackle over-capacity in its steel industry on Saturday, hoping to stem the flood of cheap imports into Europe which India's Tata Steel said caused it to pull out of the United Kingdom, putting 15,000 jobs at risk. Tata put its entire UK business up for sale last month, including steel works at Port Talbot in south Wales, saying it...

  • April 8- Vertellus Specialties Inc, a U.S. manufacturer of agricultural chemicals such as pyridine, is in talks to cut a deal with its lenders after missing a debt interest payment, according to people familiar with the matter. Weak agricultural markets, combined with overcapacity and increased competition from China, have hit the chemical company, owned by...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The steep decline and subsequent rebound in the U.S. stock market over the first three months of the year were a boon to U.S. small cap managers, who took advantage of what some considered a short window of low prices to add shares in companies ranging from retailers to steel makers. Towle's fund added seven positions to its portfolio of 35 stocks in...

  • PARIS, April 8- France's health and safety agency is poised to ban weedkillers that combine chemicals glyphosate and tallowamine because of concerns over possible health risks, it said Friday. The agency had reviewed products combining glyphosate and tallowamine after conclusions published in November by the European Food Safety Agency suggested there...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 8- Mexico expects gold and silver production this year to drop while copper output will be flat as low prices continue to weigh on the sector, the government's top mining official said in an interview. Mario Cantu, the economy ministry's general mining coordinator, said gold output this year is estimated to reach about 120,000 kilograms, or down...

  • MEXICO SEES 2016 COPPER OUTPUT FLAT VS 2015 AT ABOUT 540,000 TONNES- MINING OFFICIAL.

  • MEXICO SEES 2016 SILVER OUTPUT DOWN MORE THAN 6 PCT COMPARED TO 2015 TO REACH 5,245 TONNES- MINING OFFICIAL.

  • MEXICO SEES 2016 GOLD OUTPUT AT 120,000 KG, DOWN NEARLY 4 PCT COMPARED TO 124,581 KG IN 2015- MINING OFFICIAL.

  • PARIS, April 8- France's health and safety agency has decided to ban weedkillers that combine chemicals glyphosate and tallowamine because of uncertainty over possible health risks, it said on Friday. Glyphosate, a common ingredient in weedkillers such as Monsanto's Roundup, has been the subject of fierce debate in the past year since a World Health...

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