LONDON Two groups signalled their interest in buying the British assets of Tata Steel on Tuesday, offering hope that thousands of jobs could be saved after weeks of uncertainty.
NEW YORK Stock markets worldwide fell on Tuesday after weak Chinese and British factory data rekindled fears of slowing global growth, sending benchmark Treasury yields to nearly two-week lows.
LONDON/HONG KONG HSBC (HSBA.L HSBA.L ) (0005.HK 0005.HK ) stuck to its promise of higher dividends on Tuesday after a 14 percent profit drop fuelled doubts among some investors about the bank's ability to increase payouts.
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Across the Horn of Africa, millions have been hit by the severe El Ni�o-related drought. The region is among those projected to take a big hit to GDP by 2050 because of water scarcity.