British Politician Insists Port Talbot Steel Deal’s Still on the Table

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The British government insists that its pension and equity stake for Tata Steel U.K.‘s biggest operation in Port Talbot, South Wales, is still on the table.

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Government’s Port Talbot Deal Still Available

The British government’s offer of financial aid to Tata Steel U.K. and to potential buyers of its assets is still on the table — including its massive steelworks in Port Talbot, South Wales — business minister Anna Soubry told Reuters on Wednesday, despite Britain’s vote last month to leave the European Union.

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Seeking to avoid thousands of job losses, the government had offered millions of pounds in support for the company and its potential buyers. It also pledged to take a 25% equity stake in Tata’s U.K. branch and reform the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS).

Gold Hits a Two-Year High

Gold increased for a seventh straight session after touching its highest point in more than two years in the previous session as investors are still seeking safe-haven assets even as stock markets are tentatively bouncing back after the U.K.’s Brexit vote last month.

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