Money Briefs: Jobs at risk as Tata Steel exits UK

Jobs at risk as Tata Steel exits UK

LONDON • India's Tata Steel is seeking to sell Britain's biggest steelmaking business, putting thousands of jobs at risk in an industry that has been brought low by falling prices, high costs and Chinese competition.

After a marathon board meeting in Mumbai, Tata said it would draw a line under its almost decade-long foray into Britain's steel industry, exiting the country entirely.

Tata, which employs about 15,000 people in Britain, said its financial performance in Britain had deteriorated sharply in recent months.


Boeing to cut 4,000 jobs

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GIC, Brigade buy Chennai property

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