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  1. June 23, 2014

    UK nuclear clean-up bill rises by £6.6bn

    The bill faced by taxpayers for the clean-up of Sellafield and Britain’s other nuclear sites will be £6.6bn more than...

  2. June 3, 2014

    France financial prosecutor searches Areva headquarters

    France’s financial prosecutor has searched the headquarters of state-controlled nuclear group Areva in an escalating...

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  1. April 28, 2014

    Hollande defies history in stance on Siemens-Alstom deal

    There is an irony in the French government’s willingness to consider Siemens as a potential saviour for Alstom, amid public...

  2. April 27, 2014

    Thwarted Immelt heads back to France

    In the autumn of 2009 Jeff Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, flew to Paris twice in an attempt to secure...

  3. March 25, 2014

    France strives to improve its trade position with China

    France is putting its grandest palaces, finest wines and best businesses on display for President Xi Jinping this week as it...

  4. November 25, 2013

    French mood cools on nuclear question

    The oil shock of the early 1970s prompted a revolution in the French energy sector. With few natural energy resources of its...

  5. beyondbrics

    November 18, 2013

    CEZ Temelin project: will it ever happen?

    By Nicholas Watson of bne A new Czech government is in the final stages of being formed, but its make-up will probably mean...

  6. October 21, 2013

    Deal offers distant benefits for consumers and security for EDF

    Why is the government’s deal with EDF to build a new nuclear plant in Somerset so important? The two new reactors at Hinkley...

  7. October 21, 2013

    Hinkley Point C is pivotal for industry’s future

    The £16bn deal to develop a new reactor in Somerset was billed as the start of the UK’s “next generation of nuclear power”...

  8. October 21, 2013

    EDF: energy bar

    If you want your trains to run on time, call the Swiss. If it is nuclear power you want, call Paris. EDF was always going to...

  9. October 17, 2013

    UK wants Chinese nuclear to help move to a low-carbon economy

    The UK will allow a majority-owned Chinese nuclear power station on its shores as part of its transition away from fossil...

  10. Nick Butler

    October 14, 2013

    Who has won the battle of Hinkley Point?

    As the smoke of briefings from the government PR machine clears, the shape of the deal to secure the development of the new...

  11. October 4, 2013

    Nuclear Management Partners wins extension to clean up Sellafield

    The private consortium in charge of cleaning up Sellafield, western Europe’s largest and most complex nuclear waste site,...

  12. October 2, 2013

    Urenco chooses Rothschilds as sale advisers

    The board of Urenco have selected Rothschilds, the investment bank, as advisers on a sale that could value the uranium...

  13. September 19, 2013

    Westinghouse close to deal with consortium that owns Sellafield

    Westinghouse, the Japanese-owned manufacturer, is close to buying a large stake in the NuGen consortium that owns the right...

  14. September 5, 2013

    Contaminated Sellafield chimney to be dismantled

    The site of Britain’s worst nuclear accident is being cleaned up after more than 50 years, a symbolic step forward in the...

  15. September 5, 2013

    Russia steps up efforts to enter UK nuclear power market

    Russia is stepping up its efforts to build nuclear reactors in Britain, a development that could raise concerns already...

  16. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2013

    Areva loses latest Temelin appeal

    By Nicholas Watson of bne Areva, the French nuclear company, has lost its latest appeal against its controversial ejection...

  17. July 12, 2013

    UK turns to Chinese nuclear investors to keep the lights on

    Britain has turned to China to revive its hopes of building more nuclear power plants to help meet its energy needs, handing...

  18. July 1, 2013

    Poor record of European tech ventures

    The hyperbole was particularly pronounced when, in the middle of the 2006 football World Cup, Nokia and Siemens pooled their...

  19. June 30, 2013

    France sells down stake in Aéroports de Paris for €738m

    France has sold a chunk of its shares in Aéroports de Paris for €738m, as part of its programme of reducing state industrial...

  20. June 14, 2013

    Sellafield fined for sending radioactive waste to landfill site

    Sellafield Ltd, the company that carries out clean-up work at the Sellafield nuclear facility, was fined £700,000 by a court...

  21. May 23, 2013

    Urenco privatisation given go-ahead by Dutch authorities

    The Dutch government on Thursday removed the final obstacle to a full privatisation of Urenco, saying it would join other...

  22. May 23, 2013

    Suicide bombers target Niger barracks and uranium mine

    By Xan Rice in Lagos and Hugh Carnegy in Paris Suspected Islamist militants staged twin attacks on an army barracks and a...

  23. May 2, 2013

    Japanese consortium set for Turkish nuclear power deal

    Japan is set to build its first overseas nuclear power station since the Fukushima disaster two years ago, with prime...

  24. May 2, 2013

    Inside Business: Dirigisme dies hard in France

    Arnaud Montebourg could hardly have chosen a more fitting day to launch his latest public assault on one of the world’s...

  25. April 29, 2013

    Britain looks to tackle deadly legacy of nuclear power plants

    Britain is set to tackle a 60-year-old problem that has dogged successive governments: how to resolve the deadly legacy from...

  26. April 28, 2013

    Urenco: cue the nostalgia

    It’s been ages since we had a good old-fashioned privatisation. The trend during the past few years has been in the opposite...

  27. April 22, 2013

    Physics of splitting nuclear group

    It has been under discussion for years but the sale of Britain’s stake in Urenco, the uranium enrichment company, is likely...

  28. April 4, 2013

    Inside Business: EADS still faces tests

    Changes at EADS are coming thick and fast. But whether they are far-reaching enough to make Europe’s leading aerospace and...

  29. April 4, 2013

    Turkey nears decision on $20bn nuclear deal

    Turkey is in the final stages of deciding a showpiece nuclear power tender, with the choice resting between Mitsubishi Heavy...

  30. March 20, 2013

    Workers strike at Chinese mine in Niger

    NIAMEY, Niger – Workers went on a 72-hour strike at a China National Nuclear Corporation uranium mine (Sino-U) in northern...

  31. March 6, 2013

    Jordan set to commission nuclear reactors

    Jordan is close to commissioning two nuclear reactors, to be built about 100km south of the Syrian border, widening the...

  32. March 4, 2013

    Urenco chief radiates zeal for innovation

    Helmut Engelbrecht has spent the best part of his career working in one of the most tightly regulated industries in the...

  33. February 14, 2013

    Nuclear energy: Flexible fission

    At the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg squats the hull of the Akademik Lomonosov. It is no ordinary ship. Once it is...

  34. February 11, 2013

    Finnish reactor hit by further delays

    Electricity production from the next-generation nuclear reactor being built in Finland is likely to start in 2016 – seven...

  35. February 4, 2013

    EADS turns to ex-Thales boss as chairman

    Denis Ranque, the former chief executive of Thales, has emerged as frontrunner to be the next chairman of EADS. Two people...

  36. February 4, 2013

    Annick Gentes-Kruch

    Annick Gentes-Kruch is director of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Corporate University, founded in 2010 to build management expertise...

  37. January 27, 2013

    Enders seeks to fend off French pressure

    Tom Enders, chief executive of EADS, has sought to assert the independence of the aerospace group amid intense lobbying in...

  38. January 15, 2013

    Areva and EDF defend project costs

    Areva and EDF, the French nuclear groups, have both defended the cost of new nuclear projects despite the €2bn of extra cost...

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