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    1. May 25, 2016

      Believers in biogas potential pump up power of sewage

      The link between flushing the lavatory and turning the lights on may not appear that obvious. But businesses who...

    2. December 11, 2015

      UK water: Gush forth

      A stock, by heck, for her dividends. Never was this aphorism more true than in utilities; over 10 years, the difference...

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    2. June 22, 2015

      Severn Trent boosts FTSE 100 on deal talk

      Revived takeover speculation meant Severn Trent led the FTSE 100 to its biggest gain in six weeks. Severn jumped 5.9...

    3. June 5, 2015

      Thames Water awards sharp pay rises to top executives

      Thames Water has awarded sharp increases in pay to top executives after negotiating an inflation-beating pricing...

    4. May 22, 2015

      Severn Trent promises growth despite fall in prices

      Chief executive of Severn Trent Liv Garfield has told investors they can expect improving profits and dividends in...

    5. January 30, 2015

      Severn Trent dividend cut invites marauders

      When you have softened up the market to expect a 10 per cent cut in the dividend, a mere 5 per cent cut is considered a...

    6. January 28, 2015

      Songbird swansong offers clarity for Canary Wharf at cheap price

      Brookfield has settled an old score by winning the £2.6bn bid battle for Songbird, owner of Canary Wharf. In 2004, the...

    7. January 28, 2015

      Severn Trent shares shrug off dividend cut

      Severn Trent is to cut its annual dividend for the coming year by 5 per cent, after accepting a deal with its regulator...

    8. December 5, 2014

      Water utilities boosted by takeover hopes

      Water utilities followed the London market higher on Friday as takeover hopes were given another airing. JPMorgan...

    9. November 25, 2014

      Severn Trent reports 10% rise in underlying pre-tax profit

      Severn Trent reported a 10 per cent increase in interim underlying profit before tax as the FTSE 100 utility committed...

    10. November 18, 2014

      Severn up as water utilities outperform

      Earnings confidence and the usual hint of bid speculation meant water utilities outperformed a slow London market....

    11. October 21, 2014

      Shire interim CFO jumps ship for Severn Trent

      Shire has lost its interim chief financial officer to Severn Trent, increasing the upheaval surrounding the UK-listed...

    12. May 29, 2014

      Severn Trent in talks to spend £255m on Birmingham water supply

      Severn Trent is locked in talks to justify spending £255m over the next five years aimed at improving the resilience of...

    13. March 25, 2014

      More women on the board but men still get top jobs

      The UK is on course to hit a government target of 25 per cent female membership of FTSE 100 boards by the end of next...

    14. February 14, 2014

      Brokers warn of flood threat to home insurance premiums

      Several of Britain’s biggest insurers risk having more than a tenth of their annual profits wiped out by a...

    15. February 14, 2014

      Why equal pay still isn’t in the bag

      There have been some encouraging appointments recently in the upper echelons of the world’s biggest companies. The...

    16. January 27, 2014

      Water companies buoyed by bid hopes

      Takeover hopes helped the water utilities avoid the FTSE 100’s biggest drop in seven months. Speculation that Borealis,...

    17. January 27, 2014

      Water operators hit by Ofwat’s demands

      Ofwat has turned the screw on water industry operators across England and Wales by demanding they accept lower rates of...

    18. January 26, 2014

      Ofwat piles pressure on water companies

      Water companies are under renewed pressure to hold down customers’ bills still further in the five years to 2020, as...

    19. January 23, 2014

      Gap widens between UK executive pay and results

      Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group have been picked as the worst financial performers in the FTSE 100 index relative to...

    20. January 17, 2014

      Proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards tops 20%

      The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has topped 20 per cent for the first time, raising hopes that the UK...

    21. January 13, 2014

      BT chooses HSBC’s ex-UK chief Joe Garner to oversee Openreach

      BT has chosen the former head of HSBC’s British bank to oversee the vast copper and fibre network that stretches across...

    22. December 29, 2013

      Big employers sign up to gender equality initiative

      More than 140 large employers have signed up to a UK government initiative to improve gender equality in the workplace...

    23. December 10, 2013

      Women stuck in corporate slow lane as men dominate race to top

      A man who starts his career with a FTSE 100 company is four and a half times more likely to reach the executive...

    24. December 2, 2013

      Thames Water wants to raise bills by 11% above inflation by 2020

      Thames Water, the UK’s biggest supplier of water and sewage services, has proposed raising its bills by 11 per cent...

    25. November 26, 2013

      Severn Trent lifts interim dividend 6% as underlying profits dip

      Severn Trent is to push up its interim dividend in spite of a small fall in underlying profits, as the water and sewage...

    26. November 22, 2013

      After digging deep at BT Liv Garfield is poised to make a splash

      The BT-patented, steel-tipped shovel in the corner of her office next to pictures of her family reveals something of...

    27. November 18, 2013

      Severn Trent poaches BT executive for CEO

      Severn Trent is to become one of only three FTSE 100 companies with a female boss after announcing that Liv Garfield...

    28. November 18, 2013

      Hotshot takes helm at Severn Trent

      Liv Garfield might have been overlooked as a potential successor to BT boss Ian Livingstone when he joined the...

    29. November 3, 2013

      UK water companies struggle to plug leakage rates

      Britain’s water companies are expected to make only modest gains during the next decade in tackling leakage rates,...

    30. August 18, 2013

      Concerns mount over UK retail bond issues

      By most measures, the London Stock Exchange’s order book for retail bonds has been a runaway success. Since its launch...

    31. August 15, 2013

      Directors’ deals: latest trades August 3

      Housebuilder Bellway has made steady strides since Keith Adey first bought a stake in May last year; the shares have...

    32. July 26, 2013

      Bankers the winners in Severn Trent attack

      Bankers have had a bad press. You may have noticed. Their vast rewards for sticking risks on the rest of us have caused...

    33. July 17, 2013

      Severn Trent splashes £19m on advisers during takeover bid

      Severn Trent spent £19m on advisers during its rebuttal of a takeover bid by a Canadian-led group of investors last...

    34. July 14, 2013

      Water groups open coffers amid regulatory push to share profits

      Water companies across England and Wales have so far committed more than £600m in extra spending in response to...

    35. June 30, 2013

      Kuwait plans $5bn investment for the UK

      The Kuwait Investment Authority is seeking to invest as much as $5bn directly over the next three to five years in...

    36. June 30, 2013

      Kuwaitis build on commitment to UK infrastructure

      The pomp was impressive. The 400 visitors to the 60th birthday celebration of the Kuwait Investment Office at London’s...

    37. June 21, 2013

      March of maple leaf quickens as Canadian investment grows

      As Mark Carney steps into the Bank of England for the first time as governor on July 1, tens of thousands of his...

    38. June 19, 2013

      Fears of dividend cut pump up the pressure on United Utilities

      United Utilities was among London’s sharpest fallers as analysts raised fears of a dividend cut. RBC saw United’s...

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