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David Lloyd Owen - L’eau revoir: after 25 years, France is leaving the UK regulated water sector. Vol 12, Issue 12 (December 2011)

Veolia’s timing for its exit of the UK regulated water sector – in the same week as David Cameron’s veto of the EU financial stability pact – is intriguing.

Veolia goes on a pre-Christmas diet Vol 12, Issue 12 (December 2011)

Veolia Environnement CEO Antoine Frérot faced his biggest test yet when he unveiled a broad-based restructuring of the group in early December. Support for the stock will depend on the company’s ability to deliver on its goals.

Pressing home a Saur point Vol 12, Issue 12 (December 2011)

Saur’s disdain towards major shareholder Séché Environnement has reached new levels. Breaking the current impasse may require drastic action.

EUROPE WATER IN BRIEF Vol 12, Issue 12 (December 2011)

Suez Environnement will crash out of the benchmark CAC 40 index on 19 December, to be replaced by cable and wiring giant Legrand.

INVEOLIABLE Vol 12, Issue 11 (November 2011)

The misery at Veolia Environnement continued this month with a new profit warning to accompany the third-quarter results.

INSUEZIANCE Vol 12, Issue 11 (November 2011)

Suez Environnement delivered a much more upbeat set of results, with 9-month revenues up 8.3% to €11 billion and EBITDA up 9.2% to €1.8 billion.

A double dip for new contract gains Vol 12, Issue 11 (November 2011)

David Lloyd Owen reviews the new edition of the Pinsent Masons Water Yearbook and finds difficult financial markets make it an unlucky thirteenth for the private sector.

European Grief Vol 12, Issue 10 (October 2011)

France is taking decisive action to bring its wastewater treatment up to EU standards.

France faces up to new EU compliance demands Vol 12, Issue 10 (October 2011)

A new investment push will see 74 French WWTPs upgraded to comply with EU directives. The role of private finance in the initiative remains undecided.

Global water tariffs continue upward trend Vol 12, Issue 9 (September 2011)

A 6.8% rise in global water tariffs masks significant changes in the way local authorities calculate their rates. David Zetland gets behind the numbers.