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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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