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  1. August 13, 2013

    Eon warns of more plant closures as first-half profits fall 42%

    Eon blamed a decline in European wholesale power prices and the boom in renewable energy for a fall in first-half earnings...

  2. July 31, 2013

    Fiat effort to buy full control of Chrysler hits legal speed bump

    Fiat is likely to go to trial to settle a dispute over the price of shares in Chrysler owned by a retirement fund in a move...

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  1. Investing in Turkey

    As Turkey tries to rein in its current account deficit and shift away from its heavy r...
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  1. July 28, 2013

    Northeast awaits offshore wind policy

    The government will publish its offshore wind strategy this week. People in the industry have expressed hopes that, after...

  2. July 12, 2013

    UK’s nuclear sector to be boosted by NuGen stake sale

    Bids for a stake in NuGen, the nuclear joint venture between Spanish utility Iberdrola and France’s GDF Suez, are expected...

  3. July 4, 2013

    Batista begins shake-up of troubled empire

    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista on Thursday kicked off what is expected to be a wholesale restructuring of his heavily...

  4. June 29, 2013

    PPF to take on UK Coal pensions

    The bulk of Britain’s coal industry is set to end up in the hands of the Pension Protection Fund with UK Coal Operations,...

  5. June 27, 2013

    RWE set for Gazprom rebate

    RWE is set to receive a rebate from Gazprom after an arbitration tribunal ruled the German utility had overpaid since 2010...

  6. June 26, 2013

    TAP clinches Azeri gas pipeline deal

    Nabucco West, one of Europe’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, has lost out to a rival in the contest to supply...

  7. June 5, 2013

    A cap on Gazprom’s ambitions

    It is more than 20 years since Lithuania broke free from the Soviet Union. But the Baltic state remains tethered to Moscow,...

  8. June 2, 2013

    German court ruling sparks fall in voting at annual meetings

    International fund managers are refusing to use their share votes at annual meetings of German listed companies following a...

  9. 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...

  10. May 22, 2013

    Commodities traders acquire power stations

    The Swiss-based commodities traders are expanding into assets, buying or leasing anything from refineries to pipelines and...

  11. May 10, 2013

    Hochtief helps Dax make further gains

    European stocks climbed to their highest level in nearly five years this week, with ACS and Nokia among the biggest gainers....

  12. May 8, 2013

    Batista sells $850m stake in troubled oil assets to Petronas

    Eike Batista has sold a $850m stake in his troubled oil assets to Malaysia’s state-run Petronas as Brazil’s once richest man...

  13. May 8, 2013

    Eon’s earnings weighed down by fossil-fuelled operations

    Eon reported a small drop in first-quarter earnings, reflecting lower margins in fossil-fuelled power generation and lower...

  14. May 6, 2013

    Weak German data soften cement groups

    Europe’s stocks slipped off five-year highs as a sharp reminder of the continent’s growth problems helped to stall a...

  15. May 3, 2013

    Germany’s Eon relaunches in-house commodities trading arm

    Eon, the largest German utility by sales, is relaunching its in-house trading business, aiming to build a global presence at...

  16. April 30, 2013

    UK Coal Operations seeks liquidation after colliery’s closure

    UK Coal Operations, the company that runs two of the last three deep pits in Britain, has warned that it is in danger of...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. April 18, 2013

    CVC buys back German metering group

    British-based private equity investor CVC Capital is buying back a German metering company it sold to rival Charterhouse six...

  20. April 16, 2013

    EU carbon vote dooms plan for market fix

    The European parliament’s rejection of a proposal to prop up sagging prices in the world’s largest carbon market was in...

  21. April 11, 2013

    UK makes case for EU carbon plan

    Rejecting a plan to shore up the EU’s troubled carbon market will imperil investments in green technologies, said Ed Davey,...

  22. April 11, 2013

    Inside Business: Hungary a nightmare for foreign groups

    Hungary has made headlines recently for constitutional changes that critics say could weaken democracy. For investors,...

  23. March 28, 2013

    Germany’s Eon boosts struggling Batista

    Germany’s largest utility, Eon, has agreed to invest up to R$2bn ($991m) in Eike Batista’s power company MPX as the...

  24. March 27, 2013

    Allianz to buy Turkish insurer for €684m

    Allianz has boosted its position in Turkey through a €684m deal to buy non-life and pensions businesses from Yapi Kredi bank...

  25. March 20, 2013

    Batista struggles to win over investors

    In his autobiography the Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista praises his two most important business partners: Brazil and the...

  26. March 17, 2013

    European gas projects falter on low demand

    The eurozone crisis has set back European Union plans to diversify gas supplies by more than a decade, according to one of...

  27. March 13, 2013

    Eon and RWE: picking between the pair

    It is tricky having to choose between Laurel and Hardy, say, or Bogart and Bacall. They go so much better together. But if...

  28. March 13, 2013

    Eon calls for action on gas-fired plants

    Eon, the German utility, has called on European governments to help operators of gas-fired power plants, who are suffering...

  29. March 5, 2013

    RWE to quit oil and gas exploration

    RWE, the German utility, is pulling out of oil and gas exploration to help cut debt and capital expenditure as it grapples...

  30. 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...

  31. March 3, 2013

    Statoil warns of political danger to gas

    Europe’s second-largest supplier of natural gas has warned that future investment in new production is at risk because of...

  32. February 18, 2013

    Natixis soars on special dividend hopes

    Shares in French investment bank Natixis soared on Monday after it announced the sale of its stake in the regional savings...

  33. February 17, 2013

    Bristol Port diversifies away from coal

    Bristol Port will lose one of its biggest customers in the next few weeks, when the last coal shipment bound for the Didcot...

  34. February 10, 2013

    Dong eyes partial sale of London Array stake

    Denmark’s Dong Energy is on the brink of selling a £500m stake in its London Array offshore wind farm to one of the world’s...

  35. February 4, 2013

    EDF insists nuclear plans on track

    EDF Energy has insisted its plans to build up to four nuclear reactors in the UK would not be derailed by the decision of...

  36. February 4, 2013

    Nuclear power: fission for investors

    Is there nobody willing to pay up to keep the lights on? The decision by Centrica on Monday not to invest in new UK nuclear...

  37. January 30, 2013

    Fiat scraps dividend to save money

    Fiat’s European woes showed little sign of let up as the Italian carmaker that owns US Chrysler said it would scrap its...

  38. January 30, 2013

    Eon eyes closure of gas-fired power plant

    Eon, Germany’s biggest utility by revenues, is considering the closure of one of Europe’s most modern gas-fired power...

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