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  1. April 12, 2014

    Oil leak and tap water outage shows China pipeline dangers

    Water supplies to a northwestern Chinese city were cut off for a day after leaking oil from a petrochemical plant...

  2. March 17, 2014

    Caisse des Dépôts considers offloading Veolia Environnement stake

    French sovereign wealth fund Caisse des Dépôts is considering selling its nearly 9 per cent stake in Veolia Environnement,...

  1. February 27, 2014

    Antoine Frérot unscathed from attempted boardroom coup at Veolia

    It was the second attempted boardroom coup at Veolia Environnement in as many years. On Wednesday, in a board meeting...

  2. February 27, 2014

    UK plant to burn Syrian chemical weapons

    Workers in a chemical plant in the northwest are preparing to burn 150 tonnes of potentially lethal Syrian chemical weapons...

  3. November 7, 2013

    Veolia shares surge amid debt reduction

    Shares in Veolia Environnement increased sharply on Thursday after Europe’s largest water and waste company by revenues...

  4. November 1, 2013

    France: Vivendi CFO Philippe Capron to leave for Veolia

    Vivendi’s chief financial officer is to leave the French media and telecoms company to take a similar role at Veolia...

  5. August 21, 2013

    Eurofirst slips to three-day losing streak

    European markets ended lower for a third consecutive day, marking the FTSE Eurofirst 300’s longest losing streak in two...

  6. August 6, 2013

    French rubbish scheme hots up to cut London energy bills

    The tedious job of taking out the rubbish is about to take on new meaning for thousands of householders in Southwark as...

  7. August 5, 2013

    Veolia says overhaul on track despite profits falling

    Veolia Environnement insisted a big strategic overhaul was on track despite reporting a slump in first-half profits on...

  8. July 2, 2013

    France’s Saur secures debt restructuring deal

    French water company Saur is set to be taken over by its creditors later this month after securing a restructuring deal with...

  9. June 24, 2013

    France calls for increased investment from Qatar

    French President François Hollande used a weekend visit to Qatar to call for more investment from the gas-rich Gulf state to...

  10. June 19, 2013

    Landfill void set to face tax increase

    Times are tough for Britain’s rubbish collectors. Waste management companies face a tax increase from £72 to £80 a tonne...

  11. May 27, 2013

    Israel looks to fulfil desert dream with Negev military base

    In an expanse of Israel’s Negev desert south east of the city of Beer Sheva, where signs warn drivers of camels on the road,...

  12. March 10, 2013

    Suez / Veolia: waste lines

    Not since Napoleon and Josephine has France seen a double act like this. Suez Environnement and Veolia are two of the...

  13. March 8, 2013

    Veolia sells Moroccan unit for €370m

    Veolia Environnement, the world’s leading water and waste utility by sales, has agreed to sell a Moroccan business for...

  14. February 28, 2013

    Resilient Veolia chief looks to growth

    Exactly a year after surviving a boardroom putsch led by one of the most powerful figures in French business, Antoine Frérot...

  15. February 4, 2013

    Sumitomo gains control of SESW

    Sumitomo Corporation of Japan has become the latest foreign buyer to invest in the UK water and sewerage sector after...

  16. January 22, 2013

    EDF sets hybrid bond issue record

    EDF borrowed about €4bn in the world’s largest ever hybrid bond issuance on Tuesday, taking advantage of strong investor...

  17. December 12, 2012

    Upgrades help ThyssenKrupp gain again

    Shares in ThyssenKrupp strode upwards for a third day despite disappointing full year results on Monday. The shares rallied...

  18. December 11, 2012

    German data boost European equities

    Significantly better than expected German business confidence figures helped to lift sentiment across European markets on...

  19. November 23, 2012

    Amadeus misses out on European rally

    Spain’s Amadeus was one of a dozen stocks on the FTSE Eurofirst 300 to suffer heavy selling this week amid surging European...

  20. November 22, 2012

    Airlines take off after Barclays upgrades

    A raft of upgrades from Barclays gave Europe’s airline sector a boost, with Deutsche Lufthansa and Air France-KLM rallying...

  21. November 20, 2012

    Management changes lift Veolia

    French stocks continued to surge ahead, defying an overnight downgrade from Moody’s rating agency. News of change at the top...

  22. November 7, 2012

    Growth downgrades hit European stocks

    European stocks fell heavily on Wednesday as investors, free of the distractions of US elections, turned their attention to...

  23. November 7, 2012

    Veolia on track to cut €15bn debt

    Veolia Environnement, the struggling French water utility, said operating profits fell by a quarter in the first nine months...

  24. October 26, 2012

    Suez and Veolia talks sombre

    For Jean-Marc Boursier, finance director of Suez Environnement, the message was clear: his company is not in talks to merge...

  25. October 22, 2012

    Philips offers light amid markets gloom

    A trio of forecast-beating earnings reports offered traders some grounds for optimism on Monday as wider European indices...

  26. October 21, 2012

    Suez and Veolia try to quash merger talk

    Suez Environnement and Veolia, the French water and waste utilities, held preliminary talks about a merger before deciding a...

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    October 20, 2012

    Veolia, Suez and the dirty business of denials

    Big news in RAW sewage this Saturday evening. PARIS | Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:33pm BST (Reuters) – Veolia Environnement and Suez...

  28. October 19, 2012

    Does Europe finally look tempting value?

    Leaders meeting in Brussels for the EU summit in the past two days had cause to celebrate as well as to worry. The EU has...

  29. October 11, 2012

    EDF chief gives up Veolia board seat

    Henri Proglio, chief executive of France’s EDF, has resigned from the board of Veolia, bringing a definitive end to his...

  30. August 2, 2012

    Eurozone periphery banks lead declines

    European stocks fell after Mario Draghi’s press conference remarks. Banks on the eurozone’s periphery and in France led...

  31. August 2, 2012

    Veolia forced to cut deeper

    Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, has been forced to slash investment and make deeper cost cuts than...

  32. July 19, 2012

    Veolia in $1.9bn US solid waste unit sale

    Veolia Environnement, the French water and waste company, has agreed to sell its US solid waste business to Star Atlantic...

  33. June 28, 2012

    Veolia sells UK water stake for £1.1bn

    Veolia Environnement has agreed to sell a 90 per cent stake in its UK water business for £1.1bn in the first step by the...

  34. June 4, 2012

    Case against Veolia dismissed

    There was a welcome piece of good news for Henri Proglio on Monday after it emerged that the plaintiffs in a threatened...

  35. June 4, 2012

    Political winds decide EDF chief’s future

    Henri Proglio, EDF’s chief executive, is not someone who bothers much with self-doubt. As speculation has swirled over...

  36. May 16, 2012

    Veolia chief wins support to stay at helm

    Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, has won the latest round in his fight to stay at the helm of the world’s biggest...

  37. April 22, 2012

    Low rates fuel early debt repayments

    Some European companies are taking advantage of low interest rates, healthy cash reserves and receptive investors to repay...

  38. April 12, 2012

    Infineon rallies after Deutsche upgrade

    Infineon Technologies was among the FTSE Eurofirst 300’s top performers after Deutsche Bank upgraded the German chipmaker to...

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