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Suez/GdF merger likely to redraw European energy map

The long-running saga of the Suez/GdF merger has moved a step closer to completion following regulatory approval in France. Shareholders will now vote on the tie-up in July, but this is expected to be a formality as most of the hard bargaining was done in 2007. As the merger's completion moves closer, the European energy landscape is likely to shift as the new entity looks for market openings.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2008
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European energy retail: EDF price increases will not spur competition

The French government has recently agreed for state-owned energy supplier EDF to increase its prices for both business and residential customers. This has led some analysts to point to the relatively large increase by French standards as a sign that the French government is trying to move energy prices towards a market-based price, and eventually remove regulated tariffs.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Aug 2008
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UK energy retail: EDF/BE merger will dominate, but not monopolize

French state-owned energy supplier EDF has increased its presence in the UK electricity retail market by acquiring British Energy. The acquisition of British Energy will extend EDF's market share in the UK business segment to around 30%. This is, however, unlikely to affect competition in the UK market.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Sep 2008
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Centrica: ever the bridesmaid?

EDF has finally agreed to acquire British Energy, with the promise of a 25% share in the GBP12.5 billion deal for Centrica. The UK government believes that the deal marks significant progress towards securing Britain's future power supply, and by including Centrica, it can claim to have mitigated the negative publicity from effectively placing national energy policy in another government's hands.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Oct 2008
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Fissures in Europe's fission industry

German engineering giant Siemens' decision to divest its 34% stake in Areva NP must have been a painful one. In walking away from the nuclear reactor production joint venture, Siemens loses a stake in the promising European pressurized reactor at a time of 'nuclear renaissance'. The decision will also cause problems for Areva, given the potential threat of further political meddling.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Feb 2009
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A difficult year, but the future is still bright for EDF

French energy giant EDF has revealed a bigger than expected 40% drop in annual profits, prompting a fall in the company's share price. However, despite the disappointing annual results, EDF's outlook is strong. Indeed, potential plans to sell some French assets in order to boost liquidity would not only ease the company's debt pile but would also appease the European Commission.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2009
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Does Centrica's involvement in the EDF-BE deal still make sense?

In September 2008, EDF announced it was to acquire British Energy for GBP12.5 billion, with a 25% stake going to British utilities giant Centrica as part of the deal. In light of recent declines in commodity prices, Centrica's shareholders have raised questions over the company's involvement in the deal, however, over the long-term, the investment may turn out to be a shrewd move.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2009
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EDF: considering UK network sale as nuclear focus grows

EDF's recent acquisitions have significantly increased its nuclear asset base. Having acquired British Energy and part of Constellation earlier this year, as well as announcing plans to build 10 new nuclear plants in France and the UK, it has been reported that EDF is considering divesting its UK distribution assets. This would allow it to focus its resources on the nuclear generation renaissance.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2009
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Centrica and EDF strike win-win deal, but one wins more than the other

EDF and Centrica have finally struck a deal concluding the long running sale of British Energy. After months of negotiations it will come as a relief to both parties, but while EDF walks away with GBP2.3 billion and a 51% stake in SPE, the terms that Centrica secured will reap more immediate gains for the former UK incumbent.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2009
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EDF: looking for a way to clear E5 billion net debt

EDF has appointed Deutsche Bank to advise it on the sale of its UK power grid infrastructure assets as the power producer looks to wipe E5 billion of debt off its balance sheet. While the move to auction the UK's largest distribution network is set to cause widespread interest, the timing and speed at which this is being processed could suggest that EDF's hand is being forced.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2009

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