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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. September 22, 2013

    RWE: lights dimmed

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

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. July 12, 2013

    UK’s nuclear sector to be boosted by NuGen stake sale

    Bids for a stake in NuGen, the nuclear joint venture between Spanish utility Iberdrola and France’s GDF Suez, are expected...

  37. July 5, 2013

    German shares drop on weak economic data

    European equities ended a choppy week on a softer note, as the prospect of the Federal Reserve scaling back its quantitative...

  38. July 2, 2013

    Fresenius slides on US dialysis decision

    Shares in dialysis treatment provider Fresenius Medical Care tumbled on fears over cuts to its US payments as European stock...

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