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FRENCH DRESSING Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

Suez Environnement shares suffered a big wobble on 14 February after the company reported full-year net income of €251 million.

LOOKING EAST Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

If France is getting too tough for private water, operators should look east towards Romania.

CHART OF THE MONTH - Performance of Suez Environnement and Veolia Environnement Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

This month’s chart shows the share prices and net income of Suez Environnement and Veolia Environnement for the last few years

Saur to complete recapitalisation by June Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

The troubled French group needs an urgent debt restructuring and a capital injection in order to revitalise its balance sheet for future growth. It will be a painful process.

Opening up the black box Vol 14, Issue 1 (January 2013)

Christopher Gasson sees a significant new direction for the water industry.

ENTRENCHED FRENCH Vol 13, Issue 12 (December 2012)

GdF Suez wants to dissolve the Suez Environnement shareholder pact next year.

Veolia weathers the October storms Vol 13, Issue 11 (November 2012)

A nail-biting month for the French giant culminated in a reassuring set of third-quarter results. Planned bond buybacks in Q4 will support the debt reduction strategy.

Social tariffs – but with a difference Vol 13, Issue 10 (October 2012)

The French commune of Dunkirk has negotiated an income-related water tariff scheme with Lyonnaise des Eaux. How will it affect the private operator’s margins?

Broadening the appeal of the Dunkirk spirit Vol 13, Issue 10 (October 2012)

Dunkirk’s new tariff scheme is a first for France. What is its potential for replication?

Suez seizes on the single service model Vol 13, Issue 9 (September 2012)

This year Suez Environnement has been actively repositioning itself to maximise its growth potential in difficult market conditions. CEO Jean-Louis Chaussade explains the rationale to Christopher Gasson.