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    1. January 28, 2016

      Areva move piles pressure on EDF

      EDF has agreed a significant investment in the troubled reactor business of Areva, putting further pressure on the...

    2. January 26, 2016

      French union raises last-minute Hinkley challenges

      A French union has published a set of last-minute challenges to EDF over its plans to build an £18bn nuclear power...

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    1. January 6, 2016

      Few investors shed tears over EDF’s lofty fall from the top tier

      There are occasions in a nation’s business life when, like a landscape photograph, one event freezes the moment and...

    2. December 10, 2015

      EDF: socket to them

      EDF has had a shocking year. Its shares have fallen 40 per cent and were booted out of the CAC 40 index this week;...

    3. December 8, 2015

      EDF powerless to stop exit from France’s CAC 40 index

      French utility EDF is to lose its place in France’s blue-chip CAC 40 stock index, ceding the prized slot to Klépierre,...

    4. November 29, 2015

      COP21: corporate sponsors accused of ‘greenwashing’

      Corporate sponsors of the Paris climate summit have come under attack from environmental groups for “greenwashing”,...

    5. November 17, 2015

      Areva bailout talks encounter a roadblock

      Negotiations over the government-backed bailout of French nuclear group Areva have hit a roadblock as none of the...

    6. October 21, 2015

      China seeks to build chain of UK nuclear plants

      China’s leading nuclear supplier has set out ambitions to build a series of new reactors in Britain, saying it wants to...

    7. October 19, 2015

      China to take one-third stake in Hinkley nuclear project

      China is to take a one-third stake in a French-led project to build the first in a new generation of UK nuclear power...

    8. October 19, 2015

      Germany’s property battle nears climax

      For three years, German property groups have been caught up in a bout of dealmaking, with rival landlords vying for the...

    9. October 18, 2015

      EDF looks to sell €10bn of assets to boost balance sheet

      EDF plans to sell as much as €10bn of assets over five years to shore up its balance sheet, as the French energy group...

    10. October 15, 2015

      Rudd hopeful of Hinkley nuclear deal ‘very soon’

      Britain’s energy secretary Amber Rudd has voiced hopes that a deal with France and China to build the first in a new...

    11. October 1, 2015

      EDF bullish on Hinkley Point nuclear deal

      A deal to build the UK’s first nuclear power plant in decades is back on track with France’s EDF urging two...

    12. September 20, 2015

      Movers & shakers: September 21

      • Bindesh Savjani has joined Intermediate Capital Group, the €20bn specialist credit manager, as global chief risk...

    13. September 11, 2015

      Ministers veto wind farm off Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

      Ministers have vetoed plans to build a large wind farm off one of Britain’s prettiest stretches of coastline in a rare...

    14. September 9, 2015

      UK should think again about Hinkley Point nuclear power station

      EDF, the French state-owned power company, can point to one big advantage of the nuclear power station it intends to...

    15. September 3, 2015

      EDF admits delay to new UK nuclear reactor

      EDF, the French state-owned nuclear company, has admitted that the first of a new generation of UK reactors will be...

    16. August 4, 2015

      Areva and EDF can end rivalry with rescue deal, says chairman

      A multibillion-euro rescue package that Areva has struck with EDF will transform the two French nuclear companies’...

    17. July 30, 2015

      Lossmaking Areva needs €7bn capital injection

      Struggling French nuclear group Areva on Thursday disclosed it needed a bigger than expected capital injection worth...

    18. July 27, 2015

      French state faces €5bn bill to rescue struggling Areva

      The French government could be required pay as much as €5bn to rescue the struggling state-controlled nuclear group...

    19. July 22, 2015

      EU orders EDF to repay €1.4bn to France

      EDF has been hit with a €1.4bn bill and the French state given a rap on the knuckles as the European Commission ruled...

    20. July 7, 2015

      PM ‘to consider’ temporary cap on high UK energy bills

      David Cameron is “prepared to consider” a temporary cap on the most expensive energy bills, after Britain’s competition...

    21. June 14, 2015

      French reactor problems cast doubt on UK nuclear power plant

      Problems with a reactor in northern France have triggered deep concern in the British government about the future of...

    22. June 8, 2015

      Scottish Power and Npower head energy consumer complaints list

      Scottish Power and Npower are the two most complained about energy companies, according to figures released on Monday...

    23. June 5, 2015

      At EDF, Lévy is handed his toughest business task yet

      More than 40 years ago, Jean-Bernard Lévy was at the same school as François Hollande in the Paris suburb of...

    24. June 4, 2015

      Areva loses its reactor heart to EDF under French state plan

      For years French state-controlled nuclear group EDF made no secret of wanting to break up Areva, its supplier, to...

    25. June 3, 2015

      Areva and EDF to merge reactor businesses

      The French government has ordered nuclear groups Areva and EDF to merge their reactor businesses into a joint venture...

    26. May 31, 2015

      The end of long holidays would be a new French revolution

      The idea of taking 10 weeks holiday a year sounds unreal to the average American worker. The French energy giant EDF,...

    27. May 28, 2015

      The short working week that holds France back

      Few laws better typify the rigidities to which the French labour market is prone than the one ordaining the notorious...

    28. May 26, 2015

      French utility EDF seeks to cut workers’ 10-week holiday quota

      For years, employees of the French company EDF have enjoyed a perk almost inconceivable to their counterparts in the...

    29. May 19, 2015

      EDF chief backs full takeover of Areva’s nuclear reactor arm

      The chief of French state-controlled utility EDF has defended the “industrial logic” of a full takeover of Areva’s...

    30. May 7, 2015

      Areva cuts 6,000 jobs ahead of rescue plan

      French nuclear group Areva is to cut 6,000 jobs over three years — 14 per cent of its global workforce — as options for...

    31. April 10, 2015

      Atomic architecture’s mission invisible

      I suppose that, on a visit to a nuclear power station, every journalist harbours a sneaky, rather weird desire for some...

    32. April 2, 2015

      EDF axes 400 jobs at Hinkley Point nuclear project

      Four hundred construction jobs are to be shed at the site of Britain’s Hinkley Point nuclear power plant after France’s...

    33. March 11, 2015

      Areva must escape the long shadow of the French state

      The paradox of Areva, the French nuclear group, is that it is a world leader in its sector but a company in crisis. So...

    34. March 9, 2015

      EDF and Areva: nuclear family

      Funny how fortunes can change. Nuclear engineering group Areva was once seen by the French government as a possible...

    35. March 9, 2015

      EDF slips as minister Ségolène Royal flags possible Areva merger

      Shares in nuclear group EDF fell on Monday after the French energy minister suggested that a merger between the state...

    36. March 4, 2015

      Paris looks to EDF to power up flagging Areva

      Paris is adept at games of industrial Meccano, and never more so than when it comes to France’s flagship nuclear...

    37. February 18, 2015

      UK watchdog says big energy groups do not enjoy unfair advantage

      Britain’s competition authority has rejected suggestions that the biggest energy suppliers enjoy an unfair advantage by...

    38. February 15, 2015

      Eric Holt does well, but misses out on ‘extraordinary’

      Bond veteran Eric Holt has admitted he should have held on to a 100-year bond from utility giant EDF Energy for longer,...

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