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  1. August 29, 2014

    Water bills in England and Wales set to fall 5% in real terms between 2015-20

    Customers of water companies across England and Wales should see their average bills fall by about 5 per cent in real terms...

  2. August 27, 2014

    J Sainsbury falls on market share concern

    A broker downgrade in the utility sector and further signs of the impact of discount grocers on the UK’s main supermarket...

  1. August 6, 2014

    Ofwat challenges water utilities’ £1bn spending plans

    Spending plans totalling more than £1bn by two of Britain’s biggest water companies have been challenged by the regulator,...

  2. June 27, 2014

    City stalwarts dropped from board of Asia Resource Minerals

    Two leading City figures have been jettisoned from the board of Asia Resource Minerals, the Indonesian coal mining group...

  3. June 24, 2014

    United Utilities slips on investment worries

    Utilities need cash and shareholders should be ready to provide it, according to Citigroup. Stocks such as United Utilities...

  4. June 8, 2014

    Big UK groups urged to track suppliers on social value

    Fifty of the UK’s largest companies are to be urged to show corporate responsibility by tracking how their small suppliers...

  5. May 23, 2014

    United Utilities drops on profit-taking

    United Utilities, this year’s best-performing FTSE 100 stock, ran into profit-taking on Friday. The utility has jumped 26...

  6. May 22, 2014

    United Utilities in talks with regulator over spending plans

    United Utilities is locked in talks with regulator Ofwat over demands to trim up to £1.1bn from planned spending on its...

  7. May 7, 2014

    Takeover talks buoy United Utilities

    Takeover speculation returned on Wednesday as United Utilities was sent to another seven-year high. Water utilities were...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 Ofwat...

  10. November 27, 2013

    United Utilities reins in price rises

    United Utilities is to refrain from imposing above-inflation price increases next year after a surge in tax credits raised...

  11. November 27, 2013

    Earnings provide lift for London’s FTSE

    Shares in Compass Group and United Utilities were buoyed by interim earnings on Wednesday, and helped lift London’s FTSE 100...

  12. September 18, 2013

    Smiths Group leads FTSE after earnings

    Shares in FTSE 100 engineer Smiths Group were at the top of London’s main equities index after well-received earnings, while...

  13. 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 pressure...

  14. June 26, 2013

    Financials venture to the top of the FTSE

    Financial stocks led the gains in London on Wednesday, keeping the FTSE 100 higher and offsetting losses incurred by metals...

  15. 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 payout was...

  16. June 19, 2013

    Miners help limit FTSE 100 losses

    London’s mining stocks helped the FTSE 100 hold steady on Wednesday, with bargain hunting in the heavily-weighted sector...

  17. June 13, 2013

    RBS shares lead broad FTSE sell-off

    The global sell-off intensified on Thursday and all but two stocks on London’s FTSE 100 were trading in the red as the...

  18. June 7, 2013

    Severn Trent turns down LongRiver’s revised £5.3bn offer

    Severn Trent has rejected a revised offer from a consortium led by Canada’s Borealis Infrastructure Management. The...

  19. June 4, 2013

    FTSE rises as investors return to risk

    London’s FTSE 100 bounced on Monday, led by its riskier sectors, but signs of the impact of the stuttering eurozone economy...

  20. May 29, 2013

    Severn Trent taps into valuation

    When Severn Trent’s chief executive Tony Wray delivers his final set of annual results on Thursday, the usual questions over...

  21. May 29, 2013

    Utilities stocks lead FTSE 100 lower

    A sell-off among utilities led the FTSE 100 to its second-biggest fall of the year so far as a sovereign bond rally...

  22. May 23, 2013

    United Utilities rides on tide of good news

    United Utilities has reported a rise in its revenues and pre-tax profits – further buoying its shares after last week’s bid...

  23. May 23, 2013

    UK’s FTSE suffers biggest fall in a year

    The London market ended a fifteen-day winning streak on Thursday, leaving the FTSE 100 with its sharpest drop in a year. Arm...

  24. May 23, 2013

    UK water utilities: plugging cash leaks

    The UK water utility sector was once a very big deal. When the industry was privatised in 1989, there were 10 listed...

  25. May 23, 2013

    London shares retreat from 13-year high

    London stocks fell back from their 13-year closing peak on Thursday morning led by mining shares. The FTSE 100 opened 105...

  26. May 20, 2013

    FTSE 100 hits highest in 12 years

    The FTSE 100 hit its highest in more than 12 years on Monday, with utilities underpinning the advance. United Utilities...

  27. May 17, 2013

    Inside London: Privatised water games must stop with Severn Trent

    This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. When water floated (as the ads cringingly put it 20 years ago) the monopolies were to...

  28. May 14, 2013

    Severn Trent: in the works

    That’s funny. One week, a Canadian pension fund is arguing that the climate is not right for investing in UK infrastructure....

  29. May 14, 2013

    Utilities lifted by Severn Trent bid interest

    Severn Trent’s shares are already up more than 18 per cent after the water utility, long linked with potential bid interest,...

  30. April 15, 2013

    Miners hit four-year low as gold falls

    A rout of the precious metals sector yesterday led London-listed miners to a four-year low. Fresnillo , Polymetal and...

  31. April 15, 2013

    Precious metals miners lead FTSE sell off

    Precious metals producers listed in London joined in the rout seen across global bullion markets on Monday, as gold fell...

  32. April 4, 2013

    Bid talk lifts United Utilities

    United Utilities outperformed a falling London market on Thursday as analysts said it was the sector’s most likely bid...

  33. January 22, 2013

    Tate & Lyle rises to five-year high

    Tate & Lyle hit a five-year high on Tuesday as analysts argued that its transformation into a specialist ingredients maker...

  34. December 14, 2012

    FTSE 100 stays within reach of year high

    The FTSE 100’s slow and sustained end of year progress back towards its 2012 peak stumbled again on Friday, but the index...

  35. December 4, 2012

    Water companies claim high ground on tax

    Should the UK’s leading water companies be grouped with a range of multinational companies that have been criticised for...

  36. November 28, 2012

    United Utilities feels effects of pub closures

    United Utilities, Britain’s biggest listed water company by market value, has blamed a downturn in demand from private...

  37. November 23, 2012

    Severn Trent backs Ofwat licence plan

    Severn Trent has broken ranks with Britain’s other leading water companies over plans by watchdog Ofwat to extend its powers...

  38. November 21, 2012

    Kingfisher falls on France trading worries

    Fears over France led Kingfisher to a five-week low ahead of a trading update next Thursday, which analysts at Merrill Lynch...

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