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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. October 6, 2014

      Dragon Oil set for Petroceltic takeover bid

      Dragon Oil, the cash-rich explorer with production assets off Turkmenistan, is poised to launch a takeover offer for...

    2. August 3, 2014

      Corporate Italy’s new number rings out at Telecom Italia

      Giuseppe Recchi, the recently appointed chairman of Telecom Italia, lost his last job as part of the three-yearly process by...

    3. 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...

    4. June 9, 2014

      Enel redirects capital spending from Europe to emerging economies

      The new chief executive of Enel, the Italian electricity group, plans to divert capital spending to emerging economies as a...

    5. May 7, 2014

      Europe’s nuclear sector looks worldwide to keep skills sharp

      In a few weeks two 500-tonne steam generators will be hoisted into the reactor hall at Europe’s first next-generation...

    6. April 15, 2014

      Massacre of the Italian old guard

      Matteo Renzi came to power in Italy pledging an ambitious programme of economic reform to boost the country’s...

    7. April 14, 2014

      Matteo Renzi forces sweeping change at state companies

      Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has forced a sweeping change of guard at Italy’s state-controlled companies including...

    8. April 10, 2014

      Shake-up at state-owned companies to test Renzi credentials

      Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi faces the first major test of whether he can extend his reform agenda into the country’s...

    9. February 14, 2014

      Europe’s utilities look to emerging markets to ease local pains

      Many of Europe’s utilities are scrambling to expand out of their home markets and into new, fast-growing and more profitable...

    10. 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...

    11. February 4, 2014

      Enel cuts net debt by €3bn in 2013

      Italian utility Enel, one of Europe’s most indebted, said on Tuesday that it had cut net debt by €3bn at the end of 2013 to...

    12. November 20, 2013

      Russian energy assets: great game

      Russia has so much oil and gas that there ought to be more than enough for everyone. Yet the competition for assets is...

    13. November 20, 2013

      Russian groups buy Eni’s stake in Severenergia

      Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia’s state gas group, and the country’s largest private gas producer Novatek, have agreed...

    14. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2013

      Postman Pop

      Since the Business Select Committee was, at pixel time, picking over whether Royal Mail was sold too cheaply… Here’s a...

    15. November 7, 2013

      Enel aims to better 2013 net debt target

      Falling electricity demand in Italy and Spain continue to take a toll on Enel, Europe’s most indebted utility, which...

    16. beyondbrics

      September 24, 2013

      Rosneft in $1.8bn Arctic gas deal

      Never mind the breathtaking debts Rosneft ran up buying TNK-BP this year, Russia’s state oil company is still out on an...

    17. September 9, 2013

      European utilities warn EU over energy risks

      Nine of Europe’s biggest utilities have joined forces to warn that the EU’s energy policies are putting the continent’s...

    18. August 5, 2013

      Europe’s utility groups forced to find new business models

      The small village of Dorfen in Bavaria in Germany is no stranger to renewable energy. For decades the community sourced its...

    19. July 12, 2013

      EDF fuels strong week for European shares

      Electricity producer EDF charged to the top of the FTSE Eurofirst 300 leaderboard this week, powered by household energy...

    20. June 9, 2013

      Enel in €3bn hybrid bond launch

      Enel is hoping to launch this week a hybrid bond worth as much as €3bn as the Italian utility joins a growing trend for the...

    21. May 21, 2013

      High energy prices for industry occupy officials at EU summit

      The portion of Wednesday’s EU summit that will be devoted to energy policy could be boiled down to a single, eye-popping...

    22. May 7, 2013

      Enel’s Q1 profits down on falling power demand

      Enel, Italy’s largest utility and its most indebted, said its core profits fell 4.2 per cent in the first quarter as...

    23. April 22, 2013

      Petroceltic to sell down Ain Tsila stake

      Petroceltic International has declared itself well placed to raise further funds for a multi-pronged exploration and...

    24. April 17, 2013

      Enel Green Power bullish on expansion

      Enel Green Power, the listed renewables unit of Italian utility Enel, confirmed its €6.1bn investment in the years to 2017...

    25. April 16, 2013

      Danone milks rise in Asian demand

      News that Danone profited from strong demand in Asia provided a bright spot in Europe on Tuesday, sending its shares...

    26. April 8, 2013

      Repsol in large gas discovery in Algeria

      Spanish oil company Repsol has made a big natural gas discovery in Algeria, close to the site of January’s bloody...

    27. March 26, 2013

      Snam v Enel: utility value

      Carlo Malacarne is not hanging about as he gives Snam its head after its release from the indifferent grip of Eni. The chief...

    28. March 14, 2013

      Commerzbank hit by capital increase

      Commerzbank surprised the market with its plan for a €2.5bn capital increase, sending its shares down sharply. The news came...

    29. March 4, 2013

      BSG eyes distressed European property

      Beny Steinmetz, the diamond mining entrepreneur and one of Israel’s richest men, is launching a $2bn venture to buy...

    30. 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...

    31. February 14, 2013

      Bersani hints at Italian privatisations

      The leader of Italy’s centre-left and frontrunner to be the country’s next prime minister has opened the door to the...

    32. February 5, 2013

      Enel meets targets despite tough year

      Enel, Italy’s largest utility and Europe’s most indebted, said it expected the “particularly unfavourable macroeconomic and...

    33. January 18, 2013

      Algeria’s oil and gas: hostile environment

      Even before this week’s terrorist outrage at the In Aménas gasfield, Algeria was a fading star of the oil and gas industry....

    34. November 11, 2012

      Latin America a gold mine for Europeans

      It is a culmination of the so-called “reconquest”, which in the 1990s saw European companies invest heavily in Latin...

    35. 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...

    36. November 7, 2012

      US corporate bonds – yield of dreams

      Are Microsoft’s bonds a safer investment than Uncle Sam’s? How about ExxonMobil’s? With Barack Obama’s re-election leaving...

    37. October 5, 2012

      Thinking outside the bond box

      What will happen when the great sovereign bond bubble comes to an end? This is just the sort of question that keeps...

    38. September 21, 2012

      Dividend canaries that warn of a cut

      Everyone loves dividends. The price of shares may wax and wane but that dependable cheque that drops on to the doormat twice...

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