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Aquatrine winners coy on finance Vol 5, Issue 2 (February 2004)

The UK’s Ministry of Defence contracts will need capital investment. UK correspondent Andrew Cavenagh asks where will it come from?

CORPORATE FINANCE Vol 5, Issue 2 (February 2004)

Suez and Veolia continued their return to favour with the markets. The two companies’ share prices are up more than 20% since the beginning of November.

DEALS Vol 5, Issue 2 (February 2004)

Much of the action this month has been in the industrial wastewater sector where both Veolia and Suez have announced major outsourcing contracts. Veolia won a €1 billion contract from French car manufacturer, PSA.

DESALINATION DEALS Vol 5, Issue 2 (February 2004)

Eight bidding parties pre-qualified for an estimated m-m contract to build, own and operate a 22,500m3/d seawater RO plant in Nassau, capital of the Bahamas.

EBRD deal highlights in 2003 Vol 5, Issue 2 (February 2004)

The bank has been breaking the multilateral mould. The EBRD Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure team sees itself as being at the forefront of innovation in the multilateral lending community. In addition to its equity investment in United Utilities’ central European portfolio reported in last month’s GWI, it broke new ground in a number of other deals.

EQUIPMENT COMPANY NEWS Vol 5, Issue 2 (February 2004)

The Scandinavian SWTP consortium awarded a €2.5m contract to Dorr-Oliver Eimco UK to supply all the sedimentation equipment for the Southwest WwTP in St Petersburg, Russia.

Rating hitch delays Kielder deal Vol 5, Issue 2 (February 2004)

Securitising the revenues from the reservoir will keep the regulator happy. But the rating agencies are taking their time.

Beating the index in 2004 Vol 5, Issue 1 (January 2004)

Water underperformed yet again in 2003. But not for much longer.

EBRD breaks into equity Vol 5, Issue 1 (January 2004)

Multilateral lenders are having to innovate to attract interest in emerging markets. The EBRD has taken an audacious step.

Ofwat still set against mergers? Vol 5, Issue 1 (January 2004)

Ofwat seems unimpressed by the economies of scale in the water sector as it prepares to publish research into the issue.