Tata Steel says has work to do to progress Thyssenkrupp merger
Thu Feb 16 2017
Jim Andrews (456 articles)

Tata Steel says has work to do to progress Thyssenkrupp merger

DUESSELDORF, Germany Tata Steel still has work to do before it can make progress on European steel merger talks with Thyssenkrupp, its Europe chief said on Thursday.

“I can’t say how far the talks with Thyssen have got,” Hans Fischer told a Handelsblatt steel conference in Duesseldorf. “When the pensions issue in Britain is resolved, we will take further steps.”

Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp want to merge their UK, Dutch and German steel businesses but separating Tata’s huge UK pension deficit from the operating business is a precondition for Thyssenkrupp.

The two steelmakers argue that a merger would allow them to take excess capacity out of the market, supporting prices.


Jim Andrews

Jim Andrews

Jim Andrews is Desk Correspondent for Global Stock, Currencies, Commodities & Bonds Market . He has been reporting about Global Markets for last 5+ years. He is based in New York


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