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    1. December 1, 2014

      RWE rejects following Eon plan to split business

      RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility, has declined to follow rival Eon and spin off its fossil fuel and nuclear assets into...

    2. November 13, 2014

      RWE profits tumble on low wholesale power prices

      RWE, the German utility company, blamed persistently low wholesale power market prices as it reported a 31 per cent drop in...

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    1. November 12, 2014

      Eon profit falls by a quarter

      Eon, Germany’s biggest utility by market capitalisation, posted a 25 per cent fall in profit for the first nine months of...

    2. August 14, 2014

      RWE: R we there yet?

      In the stock market, travelling almost always beats arriving. RWE management however would love to reach a destination. Any...

    3. August 14, 2014

      RWE set to shut power stations as energy profits fall

      RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility by market value, posted a 62 per cent drop in profit on Thursday and announced plans...

    4. June 20, 2014

      Ofgem probes Npower over service failings

      Ofgem, the energy regulator, has given German-owned supplier Npower until August to resolve customer service issues and...

    5. June 3, 2014

      UK electricity: jolt needed

      Wet finger, insert in wall socket, repeat as necessary. A shock to the system is required to encourage investment in the...

    6. May 25, 2014

      RWE predicts recovery within two years

      RWE should start to see an improvement in its fortunes in two years as power prices rebound and Germany reforms its...

    7. May 14, 2014

      RWE’s income slips as impact of German shift to renewables grows

      RWE’s net income for the first quarter fell by more than a third as Germany’s switch to renewable energy continued to batter...

    8. April 16, 2014

      RWE warns income will stabilise ‘at lower level’

      RWE said it expected its net income to stabilise “at a lower level” beyond 2014, after the shift to renewable energy...

    9. March 17, 2014

      RWE: farewell mother

      Ah, utilities – nice, steady income stocks for dear mother’s portfolio. Or so they seemed in early 2009, when Germany’s RWE...

    10. March 16, 2014

      RWE agrees €5.1bn sale of oil and gas arm

      RWE has agreed the sale of its oil and gas exploration unit at an enterprise value of €5.1bn to an investment vehicle owned...

    11. March 4, 2014

      Germany’s RWE slides into €2.8bn net loss for 2013

      The challenge faced by Europe’s conventional electricity generators was starkly illustrated on Tuesday as RWE, Germany’s...

    12. February 28, 2014

      RWE expected to declare €3bn net loss

      RWE, Germany’s second biggest utility, is expected to declare a net loss of about €3bn for 2013, in the latest sign of the...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. January 28, 2014

      RWE warns of €3.3bn writedown on power plants

      A slump in profits from conventional power plants will force RWE to write down €3.3bn when Germany’s second-biggest utility...

    16. January 22, 2014

      Urenco hit by slowdown in uranium enrichment market

      Urenco, the uranium enrichment company being privatised by its government and utility owners, expects revenues for the past...

    17. January 14, 2014

      German court permits RWE to claim over nuclear shutdown

      One of Germany’s highest courts has ruled that a decision to close a nuclear power plant after the Fukushima disaster was...

    18. November 26, 2013

      Wind energy faces adverse conditions as RWE axes project

      Britain is still “on track” to hit its renewables targets, the government said on Tuesday, as critics blamed mixed messages...

    19. November 26, 2013

      RWE axes £4bn UK wind-farm project

      The developer of a proposed £4bn wind farm off the north Devon coast has withdrawn from the project, saying that it would...

    20. November 25, 2013

      German grids restored to public ownership

      In September, as Germany went to the polls in federal elections, the citizens of Hamburg voted to return the port city’s...

    21. November 25, 2013

      Utilities grapple with renewable surge

      Times are tough for Europe’s utilities. Nearly fifteen years after the power markets were liberalised, companies are being...

    22. November 14, 2013

      RWE to cut jobs as green energy expansion hits wholesale prices

      RWE will cut about one in 10 jobs as the utility, battered by Germany’s renewables boom, forecast that profit next year will...

    23. November 14, 2013

      Earnings lift European equity markets

      Well-received earnings from France’s Bouygues and the UK’s Prudential set the pace on Europe’s equities markets and led a...

    24. November 13, 2013

      European utilities: make that call

      Europe’s utilities like to pay high dividends. Trouble is, they may also need to raise capital. Their operating environment...

    25. October 2, 2013

      Urenco chooses Rothschilds as sale advisers

      The board of Urenco have selected Rothschilds, the investment bank, as advisers on a sale that could value the uranium...

    26. September 22, 2013

      RWE: lights dimmed

      Germany’s utilities are suffering the corporate equivalent of radiation sickness. As the fallout continues from the...

    27. September 20, 2013

      RWE to halve dividend amid renewables boom

      RWE plans to cut its dividend by half and lower future investor payouts in response to a slide in profits in conventional...

    28. 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...

    29. September 3, 2013

      Gazprom profits up 5% as exports to Europe recover

      Russian gas group Gazprom reported a 5 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit, reflecting a recovery in gas exports to...

    30. 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...

    31. August 16, 2013

      Week in Review, August 17

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tim...

    32. August 15, 2013

      Cautious Zurich leads retreat of financials

      Zurich Insurance led the European financial services sector lower after sounding caution on its guidance following a worse...

    33. August 14, 2013

      Subsea 7 rebounds after record orders

      Subsea 7 led pan-European indices higher after revealing record orders and forecasting strong profits ahead. The Oslo-listed...

    34. August 14, 2013

      Solar energy boom takes shine off RWE

      RWE, the German utility, joined rival Eon by warning of further power plant closures in response to the boom in renewable...

    35. August 13, 2013

      German utilities power ahead amid economic confidence boost

      German stocks were boosted after confidence in the eurozone’s biggest economy grew in August, according to one of its most...

    36. August 11, 2013

      German utilities: power down

      Some questions are tougher than others. Red or white? Still or sparkling? United or City? RWE or Eon? When it comes to the...

    37. August 5, 2013

      Deutsche Börse climbs on hopes for higher trading volumes

      Business activity in the eurozone’s services sectors improved in July but the news proved an insufficient fillip to the...

    38. 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...

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