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    1. March 10, 2015

      RWE warns core earnings will fall amid energy market shake-up

      RWE on Tuesday warned of a “crisis” in fossil fuel power generation as Germany’s second-largest utility by market value...

    2. March 6, 2015

      Lord Browne returns to spotlight at side of former rival Fridman

      Even when Lord Browne resigned as chief executive of BP in 2007 after lying to a court about his private life, it seemed...

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    1. March 4, 2015

      UK challenge to North Sea deal should make Browne think twice

      Last Saturday’s murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow was, to many, an indication of the impunity with which...

    2. March 2, 2015

      Oligarch’s oil deal caught in sanctions crossfire

      Fridman’s North Sea oil deal As first days at work go, Monday was eventful even by the standards of someone as experienced...

    3. March 2, 2015

      The case for blocking Russia in the North Sea

      The Ukrainian crisis is creating awkward commercial conundrums for many European countries as they seek to realign their...

    4. March 2, 2015

      UK threat to block North Sea deal ‘not rational’, says Mikhail Fridman

      Mikhail Fridman, the Russian billionaire, has told Britain’s energy secretary that the UK government’s threat to block a...

    5. March 1, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman in legal threat over North Sea block

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened legal action against the British government over its plans to block his...

    6. February 28, 2015

      UK blocks sale of North Sea gasfields to Fridman fund

      The UK has blocked the sale of North Sea gasfields from Germany’s RWE to a multibillion-dollar investment fund backed by...

    7. February 27, 2015

      Browne makes dealmaking comeback

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to take charge of a $10bn oil and gas group backed by Russian billionaire...

    8. February 11, 2015

      Germany’s green goals have profound consequences for Eon and RWE

      German renewables power forward The solar panels Konrad Kuisle installed on the roof of his barn and milking shed have been...

    9. January 16, 2015

      RWE poised for UK asset sale to Russian oligarch

      RWE has agreed to complete the sale of North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire — with the proviso that the German...

    10. December 29, 2014

      RWE offers safeguards to ensure North Sea deal goes through

      RWE is seeking to insert safeguards into a €5.1bn contract to sell North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire that would...

    11. December 28, 2014

      Corporate Review: A year to forget

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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