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    1. June 3, 2014

      Pennon books another writedown on landfill sites

      Pennon Group, the waste management and water supplier, has taken another writedown on its portfolio of landfill sites,...

    2. November 28, 2013

      South West Water pledges to freeze bills for two years

      South West Water has committed to freezing customers’ bills for two years and pledged to keep overall price rises below...

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    1. October 15, 2013

      Shanks to sell UK industrial waste sites to Biffa

      Shanks, the waste management company, is selling its lossmaking sites handling the disposal of solid industrial waste to...

    2. September 13, 2013

      Pennon slides on landfill business fears

      Pennon divides opinion. To some, the South West Water owner is obvious prey in a sector where two-thirds of its members have...

    3. August 28, 2013

      New talk of water company M&A lifts Pennon

      Pennon was among London’s gainers after JPMorgan Cazenove said investors should not write off the chances of further...

    4. June 13, 2013

      Rolls-Royce lags recovery in UK stocks

      Cashflow worries led Rolls-Royce to lagg behind a recovering London market yesterday. Rolls slipped 1.9 per cent to £11.67...

    5. June 7, 2013

      Severn Trent turns down LongRiver’s revised £5.3bn offer

      Severn Trent has rejected a revised offer from a consortium led by Canada’s Borealis Infrastructure Management. The...

    6. June 6, 2013

      Barclays hit as banks lead London lower

      Barclays was the sharpest faller yesterday as banks led the FTSE 100 to its lowest level since April. A stake sale by...

    7. May 29, 2013

      Severn Trent taps into valuation

      When Severn Trent’s chief executive Tony Wray delivers his final set of annual results on Thursday, the usual questions over...

    8. May 23, 2013

      Pennon hit by fall in demand for recycled waste

      A downturn at Pennon’s Viridor waste management business has prompted the group, which also owns South West Water, to report...

    9. May 23, 2013

      UK water utilities: plugging cash leaks

      The UK water utility sector was once a very big deal. When the industry was privatised in 1989, there were 10 listed...

    10. May 14, 2013

      Severn Trent: in the works

      That’s funny. One week, a Canadian pension fund is arguing that the climate is not right for investing in UK infrastructure....

    11. May 14, 2013

      Utilities lifted by Severn Trent bid interest

      Severn Trent’s shares are already up more than 18 per cent after the water utility, long linked with potential bid interest,...

    12. April 4, 2013

      Bid talk lifts United Utilities

      United Utilities outperformed a falling London market on Thursday as analysts said it was the sector’s most likely bid...

    13. April 3, 2013

      Metal glut fears dent miners as FTSE dips

      Evraz and ENRC were punished yesterday as fears of a metals glut sent London’s mining stocks to a seven-month low. Iron ore...

    14. March 8, 2013

      FTSE 250 Club: Investors increasingly eye middle ground

      For the aspiring chief executive, ascent into the FTSE 250 Index can mark an important step on the road to corporate...

    15. February 7, 2013

      Burberry’s board changes beg more finesse

      The moves could be as well co-ordinated as a stylish coat and handbag. Stacey Cartwright is standing down as Burberry’s...

    16. January 29, 2013

      Morrison trails as fears rise over sales

      Wm Morrison lagged behind a buoyant FTSE 100 yesterday as worries deepened about its poor sales. Industry data showed...

    17. December 10, 2012

      StanChart shrugs off US fine over Iran

      Standard Chartered shrugged off news of a US fine on Monday as the FTSE 100 crept to its highest closing level since March....

    18. December 6, 2012

      Weir Group drops on Caterpillar move

      Competition fears carried Weir Group to the top of the blue-chip fallers even as the FTSE 100 edged to a seven-week high....

    19. December 4, 2012

      BP weighs on flat London market

      BP lagged behind a flat London market as analysts gave a lukewarm response to its long-term recovery plan. The oil group set...

    20. November 29, 2012

      Gold miners among biggest gainers

      Gold miners were among the gainers as the London market reached a three-week high. Petropavlovsk rose 1.4 per cent to 328.1p...

    21. November 8, 2012

      Talk of cash return boosts Croda

      Croda was in demand, outperforming a weak London market, after the specialist chemicals maker reassured on growth and cash...

    22. October 8, 2012

      BT drops following earnings concerns

      BT Group was a faller on Monday on fears that results next month would put pressure on earnings forecasts. BT was likely to...

    23. September 27, 2012

      Ladbrokes out of luck on takeover talk

      Ladbrokes fell, against a rising London market, as brokers dismissed recent takeover speculation. The bookmaker slipped 3...

    24. June 5, 2012

      Paying the price for reducing leakages

      Outlining Severn Trent’s success in meeting leakage targets last week, Tony Wray, chief executive, broke one of the curious...

    25. May 29, 2012

      Pennon eyes incinerator projects

      Watching your hopes for profits growth go up in smoke is quite literally what water and waste management group Pennon is...

    26. May 23, 2012

      UK water groups set to defend investment

      United Utilities will on Thursday kick off a mini-season of annual results at the UK’s remaining listed water companies,...

    27. April 20, 2012

      Time to tap into a liquid asset?

      A scarcity of water in deve­loped and emerging economies alike will shape one of the strongest investment trends of the...

    28. April 2, 2012

      Centrica powers ahead as FTSE 100 advances

      Utilities such as Centrica were among the gainers on Monday as the FTSE 100 began the second quarter with its sharpest rally...

    29. March 28, 2012

      Biffa for sale as high debt takes toll

      Biffa, the UK’s second-biggest waste management company by revenues, has hoisted a for sale sign as the private equity-owned...

    30. March 2, 2012

      2011 PLC Awards: Success shines through adversity

      Company of the Year Winner: Oxford Instruments Shortlist: Croda International, NCC Group, TelecityGroup Award sponsor:...

    31. February 2, 2012

      Achievement in Sustainability

      Pennon Group owns South West Water and Viridor. SWW, the water and sewerage provider, has 90.3 per cent of bathing waters...

    32. January 20, 2012

      Thames Water: liquid assets

      Chinese officials must be amused at the parade of Europeans flying in to ask for money. Before Christmas it was Europe’s...

    33. January 20, 2012

      Thames Water deal fails to excite investors

      China’s acquisition of a stake in Thames Water did little to lift the share prices of its quoted UK rivals as analysts shied...

    34. November 24, 2011

      Higher water bills boost Pennon profits

      Pennon, the water, sewerage and waste disposal group, edged up profits and dividends as the 1.6m customers served by South...

    35. October 5, 2011

      Canada’s Capstone acquires Bristol Water

      Capstone, the Canadian infrastructure fund, has made its first investment in the UK, buying a controlling stake in Bristol...

    36. September 9, 2011

      Eurozone fears halt FTSE rally

      British Sky Broadcasting was among the few gainers as eurozone fears brought a three-day rally for the FTSE 100 to an abrupt...

    37. August 2, 2011

      Hargreaves Lansdown leads FTSE retreat

      Hargreaves Lansdown led the FTSE 100 sharply lower on fears that a industry reform might undermine its business model....

    38. July 26, 2011

      Utilities attract interest as FTSE 100 creeps ahead

      Utilities found favour on Tuesday even as the London market flatlined for a second straight day. Pennon climbed 2 per cent...

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