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EU FRICTION Vol 13, Issue 4 (April 2012)

Spain’s desal programme has been put under the spotlight after environment minister Miguel Arias Cañete claimed that the country’s 17 new desalination plants are running at an average of only 16% of capacity.

VEOLIA VIBES Vol 13, Issue 3 (March 2012)

Veolia shares climbed by nearly 40% over the past month despite a botched boardroom coup and a big loss reported for the 2011 full year.

Chart of the Month - Four views of the challenge for setting post-2015 water quality goals Vol 13, Issue 3 (March 2012)

The big scandal on everyone’s lips at the World Water Forum in Marseille was the announcement that the Millennium Development Goal for water had been reached.

French outperform as Frérot survives Vol 13, Issue 3 (March 2012)

Veolia and Suez Environnement were among the top performers on the GWI Global Water Index this month. With no US sell-side analysts now covering Veolia, how long before its ADRs are delisted?

EUROPE WATER IN BRIEF Vol 13, Issue 3 (March 2012)

Dutch engineering consultants DHV and Royal Haskoning have announced their intention to merge, in order to create a €700 million-a-year powerhouse.

Frérot shows Proglio who’s boss of Veolia Vol 13, Issue 3 (March 2012)

The Veolia CEO has purged the board and the executive committee following an abortive coup organised by his predecessor at the end of last month. The market has given him strong support, marking up shares by 39%.

Industrial focus is the key to Veolia’s revival Vol 13, Issue 3 (March 2012)

Veolia Water is positioning itself to maximise its growth potential in the industrial water market while placing its bets more carefully in the municipal sector, where an IT-led renaissance in France is showing the way ahead.

How do you solve a problem like Veolia? Vol 13, Issue 2 (February 2012)

After a series of profit warnings and write-offs, the markets are disinclined to believe what Veolia’s management has to say. It is the toughest challenge any public company can face, but CEO Antoine Frérot is not giving up.

Europe Water In Brief Vol 13, Issue 2 (February 2012)

Veolia has chosen Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan to advise it on the sale of its UK regulated water assets.

Water investors play the Continental divide Vol 13, Issue 1 (January 2012)

The relative safe haven of the UK listed water utilities was the only saving grace for investors with exposure to European water stocks last year. Have prices bottomed out?