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  1. 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...

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    August 1, 2014

    Approaching the finish line

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. May 8, 2014

    Centrica warns of profits fall due to warmer winter

    Centrica warned profits could fall by about a tenth this year, blaming warmer weather and a squeeze on margins at its...

  16. April 11, 2014

    Centrica begins search for Sam Laidlaw’s replacement

    Centrica has set the wheels in motion to find a candidate to fill one of the most politically controversial posts in UK...

  17. April 10, 2014

    British Gas to pay £5.6m in penalties following Ofgem ruling

    British Gas is to pay £5.6m in penalties after regulator Ofgem ruled that Britain’s biggest energy supplier had unfairly...

  18. April 6, 2014

    Criticism of energy groups overshadows good news in sector

    Nothing better symbolises the transformation of the “big six” energy suppliers into the UK’s main political punchbag than...

  19. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Zombie hordes thrive, await further hedge fund corpses: Dan notes that 904 hedge funds...

  20. March 25, 2014

    Bord Gáis Energy sold to Centrica-led consortium for €1.1bn

    A consortium comprising Centrica, the owner of British Gas, and two private equity groups have struck a deal to buy Bord...

  21. March 23, 2014

    UK energy industry seeks to head off competition inquiry

    The energy industry will try to head off a competition inquiry on Monday saying there are more operators in the market than...

  22. March 9, 2014

    Centrica sticks to US earnings target

    Centrica, the owner of British Gas, is sticking with its plan to double its earnings in North America, in spite of the...

  23. February 28, 2014

    Big six energy companies told to hand back customers’ cash

    The UK’s big six energy suppliers have to been told to redouble their efforts to hand back more than £400m owed to domestic...

  24. February 26, 2014

    Centrica drifts as break-up assessed

    A break-up of Centrica would be bad for customers but not for shareholders, according to the British Gas owner’s joint house...

  25. February 26, 2014

    Energy regulator Ofgem forces trading rules on ‘big six’ suppliers

    The UK energy regulator will next month force the “big six” suppliers to trade wholesale power twice daily in an attempt to...

  26. February 21, 2014

    Week in Review, February 22

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Barclays trio to face SFO charges over...

  27. February 20, 2014

    Cold comfort for UK’s Centrica in crossing continents

    Like generations of Europeans facing harsh treatment at home, Centrica has crossed the Atlantic in search of a better life....

  28. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE God complex *alert*: Izzy explains why thundering valuations and consolidations in the...

  29. February 20, 2014

    Polar vortex has given Centrica a riskily political spin

    Centrica has had two polar vortices to contend with. First, freezing weather that increased transmission charges in North...

  30. February 20, 2014

    Centrica chief Sam Laidlaw says household fuel bills to drop

    Centrica has said household fuel bills for the past months could be as much as 10 per cent lower than normal because of mild...

  31. February 18, 2014

    Europe’s stocks pause after winning run

    European markets are trading slightly down this morning, despite overnight gains in Asia, including a 3 per cent advance in...

  32. February 14, 2014

    Crisis-hit European utilities square up to technological revolution

    Time to recharge Faced with a grim present and an even grimmer future, Europe’s utilities are being forced to reinvent...

  33. February 10, 2014

    Doubt cast on forced sale of British Gas

    Centrica’s share price see-sawed on Monday as markets tried to figure out the significance of the energy secretary’s threat...

  34. February 10, 2014

    Centrica: heat without light

    When the energy minister exerts his power, sparks fly. Ed Davey – inspired, perhaps, by his opposite number in the Labour...

  35. February 10, 2014

    Ed Davey letter marks change of stance for energy secretary

    Ed Davey’s letter urging the regulator to scrutinise the gas market and floating a possible break-up of British Gas marks a...

  36. Nick Butler

    February 10, 2014

    Davey's populist ploy will cost consumers dear

    Forget the evidence, feel the populism. That seems to be the motto of the UK secretary of state for energy, who has written...

  37. February 10, 2014

    Parties supply dual fuel for anti-business sentiment

    It is high time the competition authorities broke up the Conservative and Labour parties. They operate as a duopoly in the...

  38. Off Message

    February 10, 2014

    The chart that should worry Centrica

    Ed Davey wants Ofgem to be sure it remembers its own data: The UK energy secretary has written to the energy market...

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