By Kylie MacLellan and William James NAGOYA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Tata Steel's has received an encouraging number of serious offers for its British assets Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday but also said there were no guarantees of a successful conclusion. In March, Tata said it wanted to sell its loss-making operation in the country, putting 15,000 jobs at risk. Tata's decision has turned the spotlight on the global steel market and the impact of Chinese exports that could lead to protectionist trade policies.
French development agency PROPARCO will provide an 18-year 35.5 million euro ($39.54 million) loan to finance the construction and operation of a solar energy plant in Senegal, which it says will be the largest of its kind in West Africa. The 30-MW plant, which be located about 100 km northeast of Dakar, will provide power to 226,500 residents when it becomes operational at the beginning of 2017, PROPARCO said in a statement on Wednesday. About 57 percent of the West African nation has access to electricity, according to the World Bank.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades.