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    1. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      RWE earnings fall on trading business losses

      RWE, Germany’s second largest utility, reported a drop in earnings due to unexpected losses in its trading business,...

    2. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Eon shares down nearly 3% as it makes €3bn first half loss

      Shares in Eon are falling 2.6 per cent after Germany’s largest utility reported a net loss of €3bn for the first half...

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    1. August 7, 2016

      Week Ahead Corporate Diary: Update on nuclear waste liabilities

      German utilities Eon and RWE report second-quarter earnings this week, on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, with...

    2. July 20, 2016

      Eon to float power generation subsidiary in September

      Eon, Germany’s largest utility, said that it will float its power generation subsidiary Uniper in September as planned,...

    3. July 13, 2016

      Why coal is back in black

      If dogs are man’s best friend, that might explain the market’s recent affection for coal recently, one of the poorest...

    4. May 18, 2016

      Eon and RWE pursue radical restructurings

      Michael Lewis always has strong emotions driving past Ratcliffe-on-Soar, a 48-year-old coal-fired power station in...

    5. May 15, 2016

      Low European power prices here to stay, says utility CEO

      Low European electricity prices are here to stay, according to the new chief executive of Engie, the world’s largest...

    6. May 12, 2016

      RWE beats expectations on strong energy trading

      RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility, announced a 2 per cent drop in first-quarter profits to €857m, beating market...

    7. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Energy trading lifts RWE's Q1 profit

      RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility, announced a 5 per cent rise in first-quarter earnings to EUR2.3bn, comfortably...

    8. April 28, 2016

      Shell chairman joins new climate group involving NGOs

      The chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, Charles Holliday, has joined executives from BHP Billiton and other big energy...

    9. April 27, 2016

      German utilities told to pay €23bn to nuclear clean-up

      Shares in Germany's big utility companies surged on Wednesday after a government commission said they should...

    10. April 24, 2016

      MPs criticise RWE over missing bodies in Didcot rubble

      Two MPs have attacked RWE’s handling of the search for the bodies of three men who died when its Didcot power station...

    11. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      German utility RWE downgraded by Fitch

      Fitch has downgraded RWE’s credit rating to BBB from BBB+, after what it calls a “further deterioration” of the German...

    12. March 15, 2016

      Eon and RWE sue German government over nuclear shutdown

      A bruising confrontation between Germany’s utilities and the government over its contentious decision to pull the plug...

    13. March 11, 2016

      Week in Review, March 12

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. US investment banks widen lead...

    14. March 11, 2016

      EDF: At breaking point

      On a freezing afternoon in Paris, Thomas Piquemal, the 46-year-old finance director of French state-backed utility EDF,...

    15. March 10, 2016

      RWE move sparks investor unrest across Germany

      RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility, is facing open rebellion from key shareholders over its decision last month to...

    16. March 10, 2016

      UK energy: spam, what spam?

      Roger Witcomb, chair of the Competition and Markets Authority, wants to be clear. He does not intend UK households to...

    17. March 9, 2016

      Eon reports largest loss after coal and gas writedowns

      Eon, Germany’s largest utility, reported its biggest annual loss after writing down the value of its coal and gas-fired...

    18. March 8, 2016

      RWE’s Npower hit by €137m loss as it prepares to slash jobs

      RWE said on Tuesday that it saw no end in sight to the crisis in conventional power generation in Germany, as it...

    19. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      RWE boss: 2015 put 'nerves to the test'

      Its no surprise that 2015 was a difficult year for RWE – last month it announced it was scrapping its payout for the...

    20. March 6, 2016

      Npower to cut fifth of UK workforce

      Npower is to cut more than a fifth of its workforce in the UK as its German parent company, RWE, attempts to find ways...

    21. February 24, 2016

      Iberdrola: staying lucky

      Gary Player was once derided as a lucky golfer. He retorted that the more he practised, the luckier he got. Ignacio...

    22. February 23, 2016

      One dead after Didcot power station blast

      One person is dead and three others missing after a reported explosion at the Didcot power station. Police, paramedics...

    23. February 17, 2016

      RWE: divided we stand

      Carl von Clausewitz described war as the continuation of politics through other means. It is unlikely dividends were...

    24. February 17, 2016

      RWE shares fall 13% as it scraps its 2015 dividend

      Shares in RWE plunged on Wednesday after it scrapped its dividend for 2015, as low electricity prices continued to...

    25. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      RWE shares power down as dividend suspended

      Power cut. Shares in German utility RWE have dropped nearly 10 per cent after it suspended its dividend for holders of...

    26. February 16, 2016

      EDF: l’état, c’est moi

      Welcome to the Lex game of word association. Our first word is “utilities”. Investors might reasonably respond with...

    27. December 18, 2015

      Ofgem fines Npower £26m for ‘failing’ customers

      UK electricity and gas regulator Ofgem has fined Npower £26m for “failing to treat customers fairly” and warned the...

    28. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      Drax jumps 10% as biomass subsidy hopes rise

      A day after almost 200 countries signed the first climate change deal in two decades, there is a rare flash of optimism...

    29. December 4, 2015

      Week in review, December 5

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Man City stake sale kicks off...

    30. December 1, 2015

      RWE plans IPO of its business focused on renewable energy

      RWE, Germany’s second-largest utility, on Tuesday responded to radical changes in energy policy by unveiling plans to...

    31. December 1, 2015

      UK power station Drax boosted by ruling on RWE

      Shares in the UK’s biggest power station jumped 15 per cent on Tuesday after the European Commission granted permission...

    32. October 20, 2015

      Energy groups axe UK renewable projects

      Energy companies have warned that 15 “illogical” policy changes introduced by the new Conservative government since May...

    33. October 12, 2015

      Eon/RWE: chain reaction

      Atomkraft? Nein Danke! So read a bumper sticker beloved among peaceniks in Germany during the 1980s. Investors have...

    34. October 12, 2015

      Power groups boosted by Germany nuclear clean-up verdict

      Utility companies under pressure over fears that they might not have made sufficient provisions to pay for Germany’s...

    35. August 19, 2015

      Eon: divergence

      For most of the past decade, the share prices of Germany’s two quoted utilities have moved in tandem and in one...

    36. August 13, 2015

      Npower billing failures hit RWE earnings

      Operating profit at Npower dropped 60 per cent in the first half of this year after the group shed customers amid...

    37. July 7, 2015

      UK energy suppliers: no shock

      In economics, perfect competition eliminates profit and the incentive for investment disappears. The reverse, one...

    38. July 6, 2015

      RWE: brown is not the new black

      The German utility industry generates so much more than just electricity. It is also a significant producer of irony...

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