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Tata Steel reports fourth-quarter loss on one-off charges

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By Promit Mukherjee

(Reuters) - Ltd on Tuesday reported an unexpected fourth-quarter loss due to one-off exceptional items, including charges relating to a deal involving the pension scheme at its businesses in

The fate of Tata's British businesses, including the country's largest steelworks at Port Talbot, has been in the air since said a year ago it planned to sell its British assets following heavy losses.

Under a deal, announced on Tuesday, will inject 550 million pounds into the British Pension Scheme subject to formal approval by regulators.

Indian-owned employs 11,000 people in

"We are in very positive conversation with stakeholders of British pension scheme," Managing Director, India and South East Asia T V Narendran told reporters on Tuesday.

The Port Talbot plant is making operational profits but needs to be sustainable, he added.

Steel, which also has operations in other parts of Europe, posted a fourth-quarter net loss of 11.68 billion rupees ($182.4 million), compared with a net loss of 30.42 billion rupees a year ago.

Analysts had, on average, expected the steelmaker to post a profit of 9.07 billion rupees, according to Thomson data.

Before exceptional items, consolidated net profit from continuing operations was 33.52 billion rupees for the three months to March 31, the company said in a statement, compared with a loss of 4.53 billion rupees a year earlier.

Consolidated revenue for the quarter rose about 30 percent from a year earlier to 350.05 billion rupees.

The company will invest roughly 70 billion rupees on its India and UK operations, even though its major capex cycle has ended for the most part, Group Executive Director Koushik Chatterjee said.

India's push for using local in infrastructure projects and a nationwide sales tax are expected to boost demand and improve margins, said.

Revenue from its European business, which has a capacity of almost seven million tonnes each in and the Netherlands, rose 17.4 percent to 152.43 billion rupees.

($1 = 64.0450 rupees)

(Reporting by Promit Mukherjee; Writing by Sankalp Phartiyal; editing by David Clarke and Jane Merriman)

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tata Steel Ltd on Tuesday reported an unexpected fourth-quarter loss due to one-off exceptional items, including charges relating to a deal involving the pension scheme at its businesses in Britain.

By Promit Mukherjee

(Reuters) - Ltd on Tuesday reported an unexpected fourth-quarter loss due to one-off exceptional items, including charges relating to a deal involving the pension scheme at its businesses in

The fate of Tata's British businesses, including the country's largest steelworks at Port Talbot, has been in the air since said a year ago it planned to sell its British assets following heavy losses.

Under a deal, announced on Tuesday, will inject 550 million pounds into the British Pension Scheme subject to formal approval by regulators.

Indian-owned employs 11,000 people in

"We are in very positive conversation with stakeholders of British pension scheme," Managing Director, India and South East Asia T V Narendran told reporters on Tuesday.

The Port Talbot plant is making operational profits but needs to be sustainable, he added.

Steel, which also has operations in other parts of Europe, posted a fourth-quarter net loss of 11.68 billion rupees ($182.4 million), compared with a net loss of 30.42 billion rupees a year ago.

Analysts had, on average, expected the steelmaker to post a profit of 9.07 billion rupees, according to Thomson data.

Before exceptional items, consolidated net profit from continuing operations was 33.52 billion rupees for the three months to March 31, the company said in a statement, compared with a loss of 4.53 billion rupees a year earlier.

Consolidated revenue for the quarter rose about 30 percent from a year earlier to 350.05 billion rupees.

The company will invest roughly 70 billion rupees on its India and UK operations, even though its major capex cycle has ended for the most part, Group Executive Director Koushik Chatterjee said.

India's push for using local in infrastructure projects and a nationwide sales tax are expected to boost demand and improve margins, said.

Revenue from its European business, which has a capacity of almost seven million tonnes each in and the Netherlands, rose 17.4 percent to 152.43 billion rupees.

($1 = 64.0450 rupees)

(Reporting by Promit Mukherjee; Writing by Sankalp Phartiyal; editing by David Clarke and Jane Merriman)

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Tata Steel reports fourth-quarter loss on one-off charges

By Promit Mukherjee

(Reuters) - Ltd on Tuesday reported an unexpected fourth-quarter loss due to one-off exceptional items, including charges relating to a deal involving the pension scheme at its businesses in

The fate of Tata's British businesses, including the country's largest steelworks at Port Talbot, has been in the air since said a year ago it planned to sell its British assets following heavy losses.

Under a deal, announced on Tuesday, will inject 550 million pounds into the British Pension Scheme subject to formal approval by regulators.

Indian-owned employs 11,000 people in

"We are in very positive conversation with stakeholders of British pension scheme," Managing Director, India and South East Asia T V Narendran told reporters on Tuesday.

The Port Talbot plant is making operational profits but needs to be sustainable, he added.

Steel, which also has operations in other parts of Europe, posted a fourth-quarter net loss of 11.68 billion rupees ($182.4 million), compared with a net loss of 30.42 billion rupees a year ago.

Analysts had, on average, expected the steelmaker to post a profit of 9.07 billion rupees, according to Thomson data.

Before exceptional items, consolidated net profit from continuing operations was 33.52 billion rupees for the three months to March 31, the company said in a statement, compared with a loss of 4.53 billion rupees a year earlier.

Consolidated revenue for the quarter rose about 30 percent from a year earlier to 350.05 billion rupees.

The company will invest roughly 70 billion rupees on its India and UK operations, even though its major capex cycle has ended for the most part, Group Executive Director Koushik Chatterjee said.

India's push for using local in infrastructure projects and a nationwide sales tax are expected to boost demand and improve margins, said.

Revenue from its European business, which has a capacity of almost seven million tonnes each in and the Netherlands, rose 17.4 percent to 152.43 billion rupees.

($1 = 64.0450 rupees)

(Reporting by Promit Mukherjee; Writing by Sankalp Phartiyal; editing by David Clarke and Jane Merriman)

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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