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  1. September 12, 2013

    Royal Mail sell-off delivers boost for new issues market

    The initial public offering of Royal Mail will be financially and politically weighty. The sale of some £1.2bn of shares...

  2. July 23, 2013

    A real energy revolution needs us to look beyond sound bites

    The origins of Britain’s impending energy crisis go back half a century. The Beatles were in their heyday, the young Harold...

  1. November 28, 2012

    Havana Energy to sign Cuban biomass plant deal

    One of former British energy minister Brian Wilson’s dreams will become reality on Thursday when Havana Energy signs a joint...

  2. November 14, 2011

    EDF searches for reactor suppliers

    Henri Proglio, the chief executive of EDF, France’s largest power company by generation capacity, wants to strengthen the...

  3. July 13, 2011

    UK energy reform to generate two-tier victors

    As soon as the government published its white paper on electricity market reform, executives from the UK’s “big six”...

  4. June 15, 2011

    James and the Big Apple

    As Rupert Murdoch arrives for News Corp’s summer party on Thursday, many at the media group’s UK offices are wondering...

  5. March 23, 2011

    Mamut moves closer to HMV

    Following last month’s excitement about Alexander Mamut’s hiring of Credit Suisse as an adviser, the Russian oligarch is a...

  6. March 17, 2011

    Quake’s tremors are being felt in the City

    The earthquake in Japan a week ago is having a reverse butterfly effect on the City. A catastrophe halfway around the world...

  7. March 16, 2011

    Nuclear crisis forces rethink on suppliers

    British companies expecting to capitalise on a long-awaited resurgence in nuclear power are reassessing their plans after a...

  8. February 24, 2011

    Qatar has credit in the bank

    Treasury officials as well as executives at Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group are not the only ones likely to...

  9. February 20, 2011

    Centrica risks probe with £2bn bonanza

    Centrica, the UK’s biggest energy supplier, will court controversy by its very success this week when the company is...

  10. January 26, 2011

    Uncharted waters entice French group

    Hinkley Point ‘B’, pictured in 1976, 14 years after it opened The coalition must make 2011 the “year of delivery” for its...

  11. December 19, 2010

    Centrica’s model smoothes volatility

    In April this year one of Britain’s largest energy companies drilled its first well in Norway. It was an auspicious first...

  12. December 17, 2010

    EDF reveals strategy for UK nuclear expansion

    EDF has put a price tag of more than £9bn ($13.9bn) on the cost of building two new generation nuclear reactors in the UK....

  13. October 11, 2010

    EDF’s Maryland setback not all bad news

    EDF executives were virtually speechless with anger this weekend over what they described as a “unilateral” withdrawal by US...

  14. August 12, 2010

    Centrica boosts gas reserves with Suncor deal

    Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has agreed to buy 97 natural gas wells and 42,000 acres of land in western Canada, in a...

  15. July 29, 2010

    Centrica wants guarantee for new plants

    Energy companies are likely to need guaranteed payments to invest in new nuclear power stations, the chief executive of...

  16. July 27, 2010

    Sir Roy calls on old friends

    In an attempt to stem the downward spiral at Connaught, chairman Sir Roy Gardner has called on his “A-team”.Before his days...

  17. July 23, 2010

    Woodford in push for International Power deal

    The biggest shareholder in International Power has told GDF Suez, the French energy group that is holding reverse takeover...

  18. July 19, 2010

    International Power cannot be gained on the cheap

    Since Napoleon’s day, the French have yearned for international power. The question, then as now, is: what price will they...

  19. July 18, 2010

    Backing for International Power deal

    The biggest shareholder in International Power has thrown its weight behind a potential deal with France’s GDF Suez,...

  20. May 15, 2010

    BP digs in for long haul to turn back dark tide

    The magazines Field & Stream, Hot Rod and Popular Mechanics are not core reading for BP staff. But, in a sign of the crisis...

  21. May 15, 2010

    BP digs in for long haul

    The magazines Field & Stream, Hot Rod and Popular Mechanics are not core reading for BP staff. But, in a sign of the crisis...

  22. May 11, 2010

    Montague takes chair as 3i aims at privatisations

    Sir Adrian Montague has added private equity to his array of non-executive directorships after 3i appointed him yesterday to...

  23. May 11, 2010

    For Queen and country

    Sir Adrian Montague is the man who managed to strike a deal in the radioactive zone between a French state-owned buyer (EDF)...

  24. May 10, 2010

    Montague succeeds Hogg as 3i chairman

    Sir Adrian Montague has added private equity to his array of non-executive directorships after 3i appointed him on Monday to...

  25. February 26, 2010

    Insulated against criticism

    Results are for geeks. Smart business chiefs use the reporting season to hype their social utility. Hot on the heels of...

  26. February 25, 2010

    Hester’s long tightrope walk to freedom will continue

    Banks used to live in a fantasy world in which top executives were richly remunerated for reckless lending and risky...

  27. February 12, 2010

    Global growth sees EDF beat forecasts

    Henri Proglio yesterday pledged to restore the operating efficiency of EDF as he set out his strategic priorities for...

  28. February 11, 2010

    Global drive helps EDF beat market forecasts

    Henri Proglio on Thursday pledged to restore EDF’s operating efficiency as he set out his strategic priorities for France’s...

  29. February 10, 2010

    Chairman of EDF faces struggle to deliver value

    People who know Henri Proglio say the new executive chairman of French state-owned utility EDF likes to surround himself...

  30. February 9, 2010

    EDF chairman poised for power struggles

    People who know Henri Proglio say the new executive chairman of French state-owned utility EDF likes to surround himself...

  31. January 17, 2010

    GDF-Suez eyes tie-up with International

    GDF-Suez of France and the UK’s International Power are in talks about co-operating outside their home markets on...

  32. November 11, 2009

    Centrica powered by case for defence against price falls

    Utilities found favour yesterday as corporate results proved a mixed bag, leaving the FTSE 100 struggling for...

  33. November 10, 2009

    Utilities favoured amid mixed results

    Utilities found favour on Tuesday as corporate results proved a mixed bag, leaving the FTSE 100 struggling for direction....

  34. October 28, 2009

    UKFI

    UK Financial Investments gets a new boss, but the conundrums stay the same. The appointment of Robin Budenberg, a seasoned...

  35. October 28, 2009

    Senior UBS banker set to head UKFI

    Alistair Darling, the chancellor, will today decide whether to sign off on the choice of senior UBS banker Robin Budenberg...

  36. October 27, 2009

    Budenberg named as UKFI head

    Senior UBS banker Robin Budenberg was confirmed on Wednesday as the next chief executive of UK Financial Investments, the...

  37. October 26, 2009

    Double nuclear use, urges EDF chief

    A target for Britain to derive 30 per cent of its electricity from nuclear power by 2030 is needed to ensure cuts in...

  38. October 25, 2009

    Double nuclear use, urges EDF chief

    A target for Britain to derive 30 per cent of its electricity from nuclear power by 2030 is needed to ensure planned cuts in...

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