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  1. February 23, 2015

    Press-fuelled populist clamour against Gulliver gains momentum

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  2. February 20, 2015

    ‘Centrica still makes sense for investors’

    Individual investors should continue to hold shares in FTSE utility Centrica but need to be mindful of the growing risks...

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  1. February 19, 2015

    Centrica: What the analysts say

    Shares in British Gas owner Centrica plunged more than 9 per cent on Thursday after the group cut its dividend by nearly a...

  2. February 19, 2015

    Centrica’s improbably threadbare robber baron

    If Centrica is a profiteer, as enemies have claimed, it is not a very successful one. The energy company made a £1bn...

  3. February 19, 2015

    Centrica leads FTSE lower after profit fall

    Centrica was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100 on Thursday morning after the gas supplier reported a sharp fall in profit....

  4. February 19, 2015

    Centrica slashes dividend as losses bite

    Centrica cut its dividend for the first time since it was created in 1997 as an “urgent” step to protect its credit rating...

  5. February 13, 2015

    British Gas buys ‘smart home’ tech company AlertMe

    British Gas has paid £44m to acquire AlertMe, the UK start-up whose “smart home” technology allows 150,000 of the energy...

  6. FT Alphaville

    February 10, 2015

    Markets Live: Tuesday, 10th February, 2015

    This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:01 on 10 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were: ...

  7. January 28, 2015

    Hinkley Point nuclear deal faces fresh delay

    The UK’s parliamentary watchdog has abandoned plans to scrutinise the Hinkley Point C nuclear project after predicting that...

  8. January 20, 2015

    ScottishPower to cut its gas price

    ScottishPower will cut its standard gas tariff by 4.8 per cent from next month, becoming the third of the UK’s six leading...

  9. January 19, 2015

    British Gas follows Eon’s price cut

    British Gas has become the second energy company in less than a week to cut the cost of household gas supplies in response...

  10. January 13, 2015

    UK utilities: power to the people

    A joke for Labour party leader Ed Miliband: How many electricity regulators does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: just...

  11. January 12, 2015

    Labour price pledge hits UK energy stocks

    Shares in two of the UK’s biggest energy providers fell to the bottom of the FTSE 100 on Monday, after the main opposition...

  12. January 9, 2015

    Boardroom trades January 10

    Shares in British American Tobacco reached an all-time high in December, prompting non-executive Ann Godbehere to bank...

  13. December 28, 2014

    Long-serving non-executives are on the wane in the UK

    The UK’s biggest public companies are increasingly ready to say goodbye to long-serving directors. The number of non-execs...

  14. December 4, 2014

    Ofgem fines British Gas £11.1m for missed environmental targets

    Ofgem, the energy regulator, has fined British Gas £11.1m for failing to meet government environmental obligations to save...

  15. November 25, 2014

    Eurosceptic parties harm recovery, chief executives warn

    Chief executives at Europe’s largest companies have warned that rising support for eurosceptic political parties is...

  16. November 20, 2014

    Centrica warns on profits in mild weather

    British Gas owner Centrica trimmed its full-year profits guidance again as warm weather and outages at nuclear power...

  17. November 6, 2014

    StanChart case has hatched cuckoos in the nest for New York banks

    It is always toe curling when a gauche foreigner louses things up for everyone else. An example would be this columnist –...

  18. October 22, 2014

    Hostility limits growth of fracking in Europe

    As the US shale revolution continues to transform the country’s energy supply, progress towards establishing whether Europe...

  19. October 3, 2014

    Coal-fired generator qualifies for UK standby power list

    Coal-fired power producer, Drax, and French energy group, EDF, have qualified for a UK scheme to reward power companies for...

  20. October 3, 2014

    Investors in alleged tax avoidance scheme face HMRC squeeze

    The UK tax authority is using new powers to turn the screw on investors in alleged avoidance schemes. People who bought into...

  21. September 5, 2014

    Boardroom trades September 6

    Shares in video technology specialist Vislink improved last week on the expectation of strong first-half numbers, but the...

  22. September 4, 2014

    Nuclear outage heightens UK energy supply fears

    Concerns over Britain’s energy capacity shortage deepened on Thursday when EDF Energy warned that the impact of shutting...

  23. August 8, 2014

    Release the hounds of the FTSE 100

    This is a tale of four dogs. They feature in most portfolios, and in that financial Battersea Dogs Home of unloved...

  24. MBA blog

    August 1, 2014

    Approaching the finish line

    Chronicling MBA time is no easy task especially because the volume and velocity of events tends to cause entropy. One would...

  25. July 31, 2014

    Blow to UK renewables as Celtic Array is scrapped

    Plans for Europe’s largest wind farm off the north Wales coast have been scrapped after Celtic Array, the joint venture...

  26. July 31, 2014

    Centrica criticises Ofgem as profits fall

    British Gas owner Centrica has hit out against the energy regulator’s prediction that profit margins in the sector would...

  27. July 30, 2014

    Ofgem tells energy retailers to pass on savings to consumers

    Regulator Ofgem has fired a shot across the bows of Britain’s energy retailers, telling them to pass on to consumers price...

  28. July 29, 2014

    Centrica names BP veteran Conn as chief executive

    Centrica has named Iain Conn, head of BP’s refining division, as its chief executive, one of the most politically sensitive...

  29. July 25, 2014

    Why a good chief should tackle succession head on

    This week, succession planning – or the lack of it – became a hot topic in the City of London, as two FTSE 100 companies...

  30. July 24, 2014

    Competition watchdog to investigate energy prices

    The Competition and Markets Authority is seeking evidence that customers are being unfairly treated as a result of...

  31. July 24, 2014

    BP’s Iain Conn in talks to lead Centrica

    Iain Conn, BP’s head of downstream businesses, has quit the oil major and is holding talks with Centrica about taking over...

  32. July 18, 2014

    Shares in Trinity hit a 52-week low

    Shares in Trinity Exploration & Production hit a 52-week low this week as the Aim-quoted oil and gas supplier with assets in...

  33. June 6, 2014

    Morrison hit after former head’s criticism

    London’s FTSE 100 is making gains on Friday, catching up its European peers after the UK index missed out on a wider rally...

  34. May 29, 2014

    Centrica lines up replacement for Laidlaw as more executives quit

    Centrica is in advanced talks to appoint Iain Conn, head of refining at BP, as the successor to chief executive Sam Laidlaw,...

  35. May 29, 2014

    Slimmer pay packets may deter replacements

    Filling three key executive posts at Centrica is likely to generate lucrative fees for the headhunters, but potential...

  36. May 29, 2014

    Top bosses walk away from Centrica

    The steady stream of departing executives at Centrica is rapidly turning into a flood, as top bosses tire of their status as...

  37. May 29, 2014

    Weston quits as British Gas chief executive

    Chris Weston is leaving his job as head of British Gas after only 15 months to take over as chief executive of Aggreko, the...

  38. May 12, 2014

    Centrica starts succession planning for chief Laidlaw

    Centrica told shareholders it had begun planning to replace chief executive Sam Laidlaw, although the owner of British Gas...

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