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  1. May 27, 2015

    Serco appoints City veteran Sir Roy Gardner as chairman

    Serco has appointed the City veteran Sir Roy Gardner as chairman as the outsourcing company seeks to repair its fortunes. A...

  2. Nick Butler

    May 18, 2015

    Another victory for Putin

    Last week’s decision by the UK’s new energy secretary, Amber Rudd, to approve Centrica’s plans for a dramatic increase in...

  3. May 13, 2015

    Centrica extends gas deals with Gazprom and Statoil

    Millions of UK households are to receive more gas sourced from Russian state-controlled energy group Gazprom after Centrica,...

  4. May 8, 2015

    Energy shares soar as Conservatives win majority

    Shares in big UK power generators soared on Friday morning as general election results pointed to a Conservative government....

  5. May 6, 2015

    Does it matter which ‘soap powder brand’ wins UK election?

    City analysts are supposed to be good at spotting risks. But a perusal of brokerage research on the election shows they have...

  6. May 3, 2015

    Executive pay factors in only four of top 10 shareholder protests

    Fewer than half of the most serious investor revolts at the UK’s largest listed groups this year have been about executive...

  7. April 28, 2015

    Centrica stands out as FTSE 100 falls 1%

    Centrica hit a two-month high on Tuesday, outperforming a lower London market. Speculation that the British Gas owner might...

  8. April 27, 2015

    Oil price plunge continues to chill Centrica

    Centrica, the UK utilities and energy group that owns British Gas, has failed to benefit from the cold snap this winter,...

  9. April 19, 2015

    AA wheels out shake-up for the 21st century

    The AA will on Monday offer investors fresh details about plans to reinvigorate the business weeks after completing a...

  10. April 17, 2015

    British Gas consumers ‘better off on standard rate’

    A clutch of fixed-price energy deals come to an end on April 30, but customers of one company could actually be better off...

  11. April 14, 2015

    Insurance veteran to head British Gas

    Energy giant Centrica has tapped insurance industry veteran Mark Hodges to head British Gas, one of the most...

  12. April 8, 2015

    Bold deal leaves Shell boss as Ben van Browne and Lund as a footnote

    An agreed £47bn takeover by Shell is set to consign BG Group chief executive Helge Lund to the ranks of history’s footnote...

  13. April 3, 2015

    Corporate UK braces for the election certainty of uncertainty

    It has been an animated start to the UK general election campaign. This week saw the leaders of seven political parties...

  14. April 1, 2015

    QE pushes hybrid bonds to break European records

    Centrica, the UK utility firm, launched its inaugural hybrid bond on Wednesday, the latest in a string of companies tapping...

  15. March 27, 2015

    Fears gas prices will rise as UK storage cut

    UK gas suppliers could be forced to pay higher prices this winter after Centrica announced that capacity at Britain’s...

  16. March 27, 2015

    Centrica discloses chief’s pay

    Iain Conn, chief executive of Centrica since January, could earn up to £6.3m a year in salary and bonuses under the energy...

  17. March 24, 2015

    FTSE 100 breaks six-day winning streak

    Centrica was among the fallers on Tuesday, as the FTSE 100 broke a six day winning streak. The British Gas owner fell 0.9...

  18. March 6, 2015

    Boardroom trades March 7

    Nick Luff joined Reed Elsevier just over a year ago and has wasted little time in securing a stake in the publisher. On his...

  19. February 23, 2015

    Press-fuelled populist clamour against Gulliver gains momentum

    The fickle Lilliputians conspired to blind Jonathan Swift’s Lemuel Gulliver, having previously celebrated him. HSBC’s Stuart...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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....

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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: ...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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 –...

  38. 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...

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