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Will the going get tough?

Oct 21, 2000

The Indian steel sector has been on a high in recent months. Demand and prices have been surging, in both domestic and global markets. This has resulted in a significant improvement in the financial health of the sector.

Efficiency and productivity are the way forward

Oct 21, 2000

The old economy has all but been written off by investors. Valuations have been torpedoed by those who are increasingly looking for growth, whether it be backed by profitability or not. In all this talk about high tech stocks and investment opportunities, some old economy companies have been consistently outperforming the most optimistic of expectations. Undoubtedly, leading this pack is Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited (Tata Steel), India's largest private sector integrated steel producer.

Steel vs Software: Food for thought

Jul 29, 2000

If you were asked, which was the best performing sector this quarter (i.e. quarter ended June 30, 2000), what would your answer be? If your answer is Software (it most probably will be), then you are not quite right.

" We want our efficiency levels to be the best in the world "

Jul 27, 2000

In a tête-à-tête with, Mr. Nandrajog shared his views on the steel sector and the growth initiatives at Tata Steel.

Jindal Strips: Export led recovery

Jul 24, 2000

Jindal Strips has recorded a sharp growth in topline on the back of a surge in both domestic and export sales. The volume led recovery has also boosted the company's net profits.

Tata Steel - Headed in the right direction

May 19, 2000

Tata Steel, one of the representatives of India's venture into heavy industries earlier this century, is attempting to make an entry in the record books. It is aiming to become the lowest cost producer of steel in the world. And it may be already within striking distance.

Jindal Strips posts improved margins

Apr 25, 2000

Jindal Strips Limited has posted a dramatic improvement in profitability during the financial year ended 31st March 2000. The company has benefited from better cost management that has helped it in improving its operating margins.

SAIL to hike product prices by 5%

Feb 25, 2000

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) is planning to hike product prices by 5% by the end of the current fiscal. This has been reported by a leading national daily.

Salem Steel attracts Krupp, Nippon Steel

Feb 19, 2000

The race for acquiring a majority (74%) stake in the Steel Authority (Sail) owned Salem Steel has begun. According to reports Krupp Thyson (Germany), Evesta Sheffield, Nippon Steel and Jindal strips are the front runners.

Centre injects life into bankrupt SAIL

Feb 16, 2000

The government has finally approved the restructuring programme for the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). The package includes a waiver of Rs 54.5 bn of debt. The total size of the package is estimated to be Rs 84.5 bn.

SAIL may be privatised!

Feb 8, 2000

According to newspaper reports, the government is likely to consider the privatisation of Steel Authority of India (SAIL). The centre is also taking up the capital restructuring plan for the company.

SAIL goes back to its old ways

Nov 20, 1999

After having generated a lot of publicity regarding its acceptance of McKinsey's advice to restructure the company, the management of Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has decided against the hiving off or selling off its loss making special steel division. This was one of the key recommendations of the consultancy firm.

SAIL's restructuring plan accepted

Nov 8, 1999

According to newspaper reports, the Ministry of Steel (MoS) has accepted in principle a restructuring package submitted by the Steel Authority of India (SAIL). While the business plan has been developed by McKinsey, the financial restructuring is being handled by the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI).

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