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    1. November 5, 2014

      Italy’s Enel plans to sell off at least 17% of Endesa

      Enel, Italy’s largest utility, is set to sell off at least a 17 per cent stake in Endesa, the Spanish power company it...

    2. November 5, 2014

      Italy’s Enel plans to sell off at least 17% of Endesa

      Enel, Italy’s largest utility, is set to sell off at least a 17 per cent stake in Endesa, the Spanish power company it...

    1. July 3, 2014

      Enel: restructuring needed

      European utility companies have little power these days. Look at Italian 2015 forward electricity prices: down to €52 per...

    2. June 10, 2014

      Chile pulls plug on $9bn hydroelectric project

      Chile’s new centre-left government cancelled the environmental permit for a controversial $9bn hydroelectric project in the...

    3. April 10, 2014

      Low US rates put Yankee bonds in favour

      Foreign companies are flocking to the US debt capital markets to raise funds, taking advantage of low borrowing costs and...

    4. April 9, 2014

      Italy’s PM wades into CVC’s victory for Spain’s Deoleo

      A bidding war for Deoleo, owner of the Bertolli olive oil brand, took on an added piquancy on Wednesday, after London-based...

    5. July 12, 2013

      Spanish energy reforms slash subsidies to suppliers

      The Spanish government unveiled a keenly awaited overhaul of the energy sector on Friday, in a move that will inflict sharp...

    6. February 27, 2013

      Earnings help recovery after Italy poll

      Corporate earnings were behind some of the biggest moves as markets regained some of the steep losses after Italy’s...

    7. February 6, 2013

      Reform hits Spain’s green energy groups

      The Spanish government’s latest bid to cut its growing debts to the country’s energy sector is expected to slash profits at...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 21, 2012

      An early Christmas present for Chile's Enersis

      Christmas has come early – for Chile’s Enersis. Shareholders in the energy company have approved Chile’s biggest capital...

    9. beyondbrics

      November 8, 2012

      Gloomy in Buenos Aires

      This was downtown Buenos Aires in the rush hour on Wednesday night. Ouch. A gigantic power cut crippled the centre of the...

    10. beyondbrics

      August 27, 2012

      Some good news for Argentina's electricity companies

      Argentina is perhaps the only country in which an announcement that the government would set prices and profit margins for...

    11. August 8, 2012

      Lufthansa hit by strike threat

      A stand-off between Deutsche Lufthansa and its flight attendants prompted traders to sell out of the German flagship...

    12. beyondbrics

      August 3, 2012

      Chilean regulator calls foul on Enersis cash call

      On Friday Chile’s securities regulator (SVS, for its initials in Spanish) put up a roadblock to Enersis’s novel plan for an...

    13. beyondbrics

      July 26, 2012

      Chile: Enersis's $8bn cash call

      Enersis announced plans to tap the market for $8bn on Wednesday as Chile’s largest power producer looks to shore up funding...

    14. July 26, 2012

      Enersis, Enel closer to consolidation

      Shares in Enersis fell 13 per cent on Thursday as the South American power utility owned by Spain’s Endesa announced a $8bn...

    15. July 20, 2012

      Spain utilities say tax will kill profits

      Spain’s utility companies have begun a round of last-minute lobbying against a sweeping round of taxes expected to be levied...

    16. March 8, 2012

      Enel to cut costs in push to reduce debt

      Enel, Europe’s most heavily indebted utility, has announced plans to slash its dividend payouts and investments over the...

    17. November 8, 2011

      Endesa profits hit as disposals slow down

      Endesa, the Spanish utility group controlled by Italy’s Enel, saw its earnings drop by over a quarter for the first nine...

    18. June 21, 2011

      Chile hydroelectric power plant on hold

      A fiercely contested project to dam two pristine rivers in southern Chile and build five hydroelectric power plants in the...

    19. June 2, 2011

      Gas export move to ship US glut to rest of world

      Traders in natural gas were jolted by a sudden leap in gas prices on a quiet Friday two weeks ago. The reason? The US had...

    20. March 21, 2011

      BME’s Meff to launch OTC energy futures

      BME Group, owner of Spain’s largest exchange, will launch clearing of over-the-counter energy futures after an overhaul of...

    21. February 15, 2011

      Opposition to Spanish coal subsidies grows

      Legal action against Brussels over its approval of subsidies to the Spanish coal industry is swelling, with Spanish energy...

    22. February 3, 2011

      Enel trims debt by a tenth

      Enel, Europe’s most heavily indebted utility, cut its debt by a tenth last year to just under €45bn ($62bn), meeting its...

    23. December 28, 2010

      European borrowing costs eclipse US

      European companies’ relative cost of borrowing has risen above that of US groups for the first time since the financial...

    24. November 25, 2010

      German buoyancy offsets banking losses

      European equities crept up in a cautious session, which saw losses in peripheral eurozone banking stocks offset by gains in...

    25. November 16, 2010

      Mega-mergers struggle to reach completion

      BHP Billiton’s inability to seal a $39bn takeover of PotashCorp of Saskatchewan has sent a warning to chief executives...

    26. November 10, 2010

      Eon

      Utilities are the sloths of the corporate jungle. So many assets, so little oomph. Johannes Teyssen wants to change that....

    27. October 5, 2010

      Private equity: Less bank financing but lots of distressed opportunities

      When CVC announced in August it was paying about €1.7bn ($2.3bn) for a 15.5 per cent stake in Abertis, the Barcelona-based...

    28. October 5, 2010

      Renewable energy: Cloudy forecast for solar power

      As a proxy for the history of energy diversification in Spain, Global Energy Services (GES) is hard to beat. Founded in 1982...

    29. September 27, 2010

      Endesa sells gas assets to Goldman funds

      Two funds run by Goldman Sachs have agreed to pay €800m ($1,1bn) for 80 per cent of the Spanish gas distribution and...

    30. September 27, 2010

      Actelion tumbles after drug test failure

      European equities could not maintain last week’s momentum as Swiss drugmaker Actelion dropped and a series of broker...

    31. September 14, 2010

      Funds line up for sale of Endesa assets

      Three infrastructure funds have submitted binding offers for a majority stake in the Spanish gas distribution and...

    32. July 13, 2010

      European groups spend £800m on carbon credits

      European energy and industrial companies have become the most important buyers of carbon credits from the developing world,...

    33. June 24, 2010

      Greek banks hurt by target price cuts

      European markets slumped for a third consecutive day on Thursday after bearish comments from the US Federal Reserve...

    34. June 9, 2010

      Interview: José Manuel Entrecanales of Acciona

      Despite a sizeable downturn in house-building and civil works in Spain, most of the country’s big construction companies are...

    35. June 3, 2010

      Iberdrola accuses ACS over one-off charges

      A long-running feud between Iberdrola and ACS, its biggest shareholder, escalated on Thursday as Spain’s largest electricity...

    36. May 28, 2010

      Spyker boosted by partnership talks for new car

      Spyker Cars in the Netherlands soared on Friday after the new owner of Saab Automobile said it was in talks with carmakers...

    37. May 21, 2010

      Greek premier seeks foreign investment

      The Greek prime minister met senior executives of Cosco, China’s state-controlled shipping and ports group, on Friday in an...

    38. May 12, 2010

      One-off items hit Acciona results

      Acciona, the Spanish infrastructure and energy group, on Wednesday unveiled a sharp year-on-year drop in net profits, as...

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