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  1. July 31, 2014

    EDF boosted by higher nuclear output

    EDF held steady its full-year guidance despite last month’s decision by the socialist French government to block a planned...

  2. July 30, 2013

    EDF to exit US nuclear power over impact of shale gas

    EDF, the world’s biggest producer of nuclear-powered electricity, is to pull out of nuclear production in the US, citing the...

  1. Nick Butler

    June 2, 2013

    New nuclear - nearly

    As the FT reported on Friday, negotiations on the terms for new nuclear have advanced and there is increasing optimism that...

  2. April 10, 2013

    Hollande seeks to ‘eradicate’ tax havens

    François Hollande, admitting he had been “wounded” by a scandal over a minister’s Swiss bank account, tried to staunch the...

  3. March 21, 2013

    France moves to curb executive pay

    France is set to follow in Switzerland’s footsteps by tackling private sector wages in the latest attack on European...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. February 14, 2013

    Talks over price threaten nuclear aims

    The future of Britain’s nuclear ambitions hangs in the balance amid increasingly fraught talks between EDF Energy and the...

  7. February 14, 2013

    EDF moves to rein in capital spending

    EDF, the French nuclear power group, has reined in capital spending and launched a €1bn cost-cutting programme as it warned...

  8. Nick Butler

    January 2, 2013

    EDF inquiry puts brakes on UK nuclear plans

    EDF faces probe into its relations with China. Getty Images A new inquiry instigated by the French government into the...

  9. December 28, 2012

    France probes EDF over its China ties

    EDF, the French nuclear power group, has become embroiled in a controversy over its industrial ties with China, sparking...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. August 17, 2012

    FTSE Eurofirst 300 hits 13-month high

    The FTSE Eurofirst 300 reached a 13-month high this week as it rose 1.4 per cent over the five day period to 1,110.16,...

  13. 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...

  14. July 31, 2012

    EDF open to partners on UK nuclear scheme

    EDF of France is seeking partners to share the financial burden of its project to build four atomic reactors in the UK,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. June 1, 2012

    Hollande’s wage action has impact on elite

    It is not quite up there with François Mitterrand’s nationalisations of the early 1980s, but France’s new Socialist...

  20. May 31, 2012

    Paris starts its own ‘shareholder spring’

    It says much about France that its version of the UK-led “shareholder spring” is being spearheaded by the new Socialist...

  21. FT Alphaville

    May 31, 2012

    The price of French patriotism? A 70% pay cut

    Spare a thought for the heads of French public companies who are having to dig deep and find their inner patriot after the...

  22. May 30, 2012

    France to cap top pay in state groups

    France’s new socialist government has launched a crackdown on excessive corporate pay by promising to slash the wages of...

  23. May 24, 2012

    EDF warns Hollande on nuclear plant closure

    Henri Proglio, chief executive of EDF, has warned France’s new president that he will need to discuss compensation with the...

  24. 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...

  25. May 3, 2012

    French business braced for Hollande

    Advisers to François Hollande, the Socialist challenger poised to win Sunday’s French presidential election, are spreading...

  26. March 16, 2012

    Frérot moves to cement position in Veolia

    Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, has moved to tighten his grip on the French water and waste group after a failed...

  27. March 8, 2012

    Machinations at Veolia upstage Opéra shows

    Utilities, from an investor’s point of view, should be boring. So I was told 10 years ago by the chief executive of one of...

  28. March 2, 2012

    Veolia chief gains time for overhaul

    Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, had a good week in his battle to avoid the sack, winning a confidence vote from...

  29. March 1, 2012

    Veolia: strategy pays dividends

    One of Veolia’s proudest boasts is – or was – that it is present in nearly 80 countries. The French group is an extreme...

  30. March 1, 2012

    Veolia in talks to sell Transdev holding

    Veolia has entered exclusive talks to sell part of its 50 per cent share in Transdev, one of the world’s largest public...

  31. February 29, 2012

    Veolia chief wins board backing

    Antoine Frérot has won a stay of execution at the helm of Veolia after the board of the French water and waste group said it...

  32. February 24, 2012

    Proglio battles to preserve his legacy at Veolia

    Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s president, says that Henri Proglio is the country’s “best industrialist”. Rivals scoff that such...

  33. February 21, 2012

    Proglio’s putsch causes ripples at Veolia

    Henri Proglio’s putsch against the chief executive of Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, offers a...

  34. February 20, 2012

    Veolia chief faces boardroom coup

    Antoine Frérot, chief executive of Veolia, the world’s biggest water utility by sales, is facing a boardroom coup...

  35. February 17, 2012

    Sarkozy and Cameron smooth over differences

    Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron set aside their recent series of spats over the eurozone, financial transaction taxes and...

  36. February 16, 2012

    EDF confident on capital spending target

    EDF’s chief executive has hailed the “remarkable” financial performance of the world’s leading nuclear energy supplier by...

  37. January 20, 2012

    Areva confirms private investigator was hired

    A senior director at Areva, France’s state-owned nuclear champion, has confirmed that he did hire a Swiss intelligence firm...

  38. January 19, 2012

    ‘Atomic Anne’ leaves Areva under a cloud

    As blow after blow rained down last year on Areva, brave investors clung to the conviction that everything would turn out...

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