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    August 25, 2014

    Bolivia settles with foreign companies as elections approach [updated]

    Is Bolivia ready to improve its image among foreign direct investors? A settlement with one claimant and an order to pay...

  2. August 3, 2014

    Rise of renewables adds to need for gas power

    Something odd is happening at Europe’s big energy companies. They have stopped complaining so much about renewable energy...

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    Youngsters speed up growth of dotcoms: a new generation is shaking off the country’s s...
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  1. July 20, 2014

    Fund Focus: Legg Mason sees value in Europe

    Legg Mason’s Paul Ehrlichman is targeting the sectors and regions that are causing the greatest investor unrest, with Europe...

  2. June 19, 2014

    GDF and Santos pull plug on Australian floating LNG project

    GDF Suez and Santos have abandoned plans for a $10bn liquefied natural gas project off northern Australia amid concerns over...

  3. May 28, 2014

    Green bonds carry standard price tag

    GDF Suez, the French utility, was able to raise its €2.5bn green bond in line with comparable debt issues by the company in...

  4. May 28, 2014

    Green bond credentials under scrutiny

    What makes a “green” bond green? The question has arisen with renewed force since GDF Suez, the French power company, this...

  5. May 20, 2014

    Bond markets join the green revolution

    The corporate green bond market is forecast to reach $20bn this year, double the size of last year’s issuance, according to...

  6. 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...

  7. February 27, 2014

    GDF Suez writes off €14.9bn as value of power plants falls

    French utility GDF Suez took a “massive” €14.9bn impairment charge and warned it could cut its dividend, adding that the...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. January 21, 2014

    Fall in thermal power orders hits Alstom

    The shift in the European energy landscape from thermal power has hit profits at Alstom as utilities cut back on orders for...

  11. January 15, 2014

    Total steps where others fear to tread

    Total’s shale deal involves a rather modest commitment of just $50m. But that’s just the start, writes Guy Chazan. Patrice...

  12. December 23, 2013

    Iberdrola sells stake in UK nuclear venture to Toshiba

    Spanish utility Iberdrola said it is selling its 50 per cent stake in the British nuclear venture NuGen to Toshiba of Japan,...

  13. December 16, 2013

    GTT prepares for offering to tap boom in liquefied natural gas

    Gaztransport & Technigaz, the engineering company, said it had registered documents with the French authorities ahead of an...

  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 17, 2013

    King coal enjoys an unexpected renaissance in the UK

    A giant blue crane with a supersized rotating bucket wheel attached to its arm crawls past tall piles of coal, scooping it...

  16. November 13, 2013

    GDF Suez warns of writedowns on outlook for energy prices

    GDF Suez, the French gas and power utility, has warned that worsening economic and regulatory conditions in Europe may force...

  17. October 22, 2013

    GDF Suez to fund fracking in UK under deal with Dart Energy

    GDF Suez of France has struck a deal with Dart Energy that will see the world’s biggest power producer by output fund...

  18. September 19, 2013

    Westinghouse close to deal with consortium that owns Sellafield

    Westinghouse, the Japanese-owned manufacturer, is close to buying a large stake in the NuGen consortium that owns the right...

  19. 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...

  20. August 28, 2013

    Accor slips after earnings warning

    Earnings from two of France’s blue-chip stocks were responsible for the best and one of the worst performances on...

  21. August 28, 2013

    Oil groups and utilities grab bigger share of airline hedging

    Oil companies and power and gas utilities are increasing their share of the airline hedging market according to market...

  22. August 5, 2013

    Portuguese departure chips away at GDF Suez debt

    GDF Suez, the world’s biggest power producer by output, said it would sell a 50 per cent stake in several power-generation...

  23. August 1, 2013

    SocGen tops Eurofirst climbers on strong trading

    Société Générale topped pan-European indices after its second-quarter net profit more than doubled from a year ago thanks to...

  24. August 1, 2013

    GDF Suez posts 25% fall in first-half profits

    GDF Suez, the world’s biggest power producer by output, offered a gloomy prognosis of Europe’s “depressed market conditions”...

  25. July 12, 2013

    UK turns to Chinese nuclear investors to keep the lights on

    Britain has turned to China to revive its hopes of building more nuclear power plants to help meet its energy needs, handing...

  26. 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...

  27. June 30, 2013

    France sells down stake in Aéroports de Paris for €738m

    France has sold a chunk of its shares in Aéroports de Paris for €738m, as part of its programme of reducing state industrial...

  28. 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...

  29. June 14, 2013

    Two die in North Sea gas platform explosion

    Two workers died and one was injured in an accident on a natural gas platform in the Dutch sector of the North Sea belonging...

  30. May 28, 2013

    GDF Suez buys stake in Nabucco project in vote of confidence

    OMV, the Austrian oil and gas company, has sold a 9 per cent stake in the Nabucco natural gas pipeline consortium to GDF...

  31. May 26, 2013

    China struggles to find head for CIC sovereign wealth fund

    China is struggling to find a new head for its $500bn sovereign wealth fund after two leading candidates declined the job...

  32. May 23, 2013

    Groupe Bruxelles Lambert aims to get the right investment balance

    Albert Frère is not getting any younger but, despite his 87 years, Belgium’s richest man still enjoys playing the long game...

  33. 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...

  34. May 17, 2013

    US energy revolution gathers pace

    The growing role of the US in world energy markets was underlined on Friday as the Obama administration approved wider...

  35. May 14, 2013

    Groupe Bruxelles Lambert raises €1bn from GDF Suez stake sale

    Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, the investment company of veteran Belgian financier Albert Frère, has sold a 2.7 per cent stake in...

  36. 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...

  37. May 2, 2013

    Japanese consortium set for Turkish nuclear power deal

    Japan is set to build its first overseas nuclear power station since the Fukushima disaster two years ago, with prime...

  38. May 2, 2013

    Inside Business: Dirigisme dies hard in France

    Arnaud Montebourg could hardly have chosen a more fitting day to launch his latest public assault on one of the world’s...

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