As Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rolled out their electric cars for the mass market in 2010, Japanese manufacturers placed enthusiastic bets on a surge(...)

 The biggest faller in London was Standard Chartered, which dropped 5.3 per cent after Investec cut its rating to hold from buy, recommending investors take profits after a 17 per cent surge in two days. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

The Iseq slipped about 0.5 per cent yesterday as European stocks generally struggled to maintain momentum, due to renewed concerns about global growt(...)

An ArcelorMittal blast furnace in Dunkirk, France. The company said it now expected yearly core profit to be “in excess of” $7 billion (€5.2 billion).

ArcelorMittal SA, the world’s largest steelmaker, cut its forecast for earnings this year after lower than anticipated iron ore prices ate into the pr(...)

People familiar with the matter said ThyssenKrupp was in exclusive talks to sell Calvert to a consortium of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

Germany’s ThyssenKrupp said it was nearing a long-awaited sale of its US steel plant and had reached an agreement to settle a cartel lawsuit, clearing(...)