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A ray of hope for UK mergers Vol 5, Issue 8 (August 2004)

Ofwat may soon lose the ability to block water industry mergers, according to the experts brought together for a seminar last month by Denton Wilde Sapte.

BAFFLING RUMOURS Vol 5, Issue 8 (August 2004)

RWE chief executive Harry Roels had to spend some time at his company’s half-year results presentation dismissing rumours about the imminent sale of Thames Water.

EU adds pressure Vol 5, Issue 8 (August 2004)

Ofwat can only block mergers if it regulates reasonably. How long can its opposition to them be considered reasonable?

S&P’s gives thumbs up to review Vol 5, Issue 8 (August 2004)

Ofwat’s draft determinations have been met with relief rather than jubilation. GWI’s UK correspondent Andrew Cavenagh talks to the analysts.

Smells fishy Vol 5, Issue 8 (August 2004)

A convenient sewage flood has boosted Thames’ case for investment.

The crunch time is coming Vol 5, Issue 8 (August 2004)

Consultant and GWI columnist David Lloyd Owen gives his thoughts on the draft determinations.

UK ACTION Vol 5, Issue 8 (August 2004)

Champagne corks must be popping at the office of the UK water regulator, Philip Fletcher, in Birmingham, after he presented his draft determinations for the 2005-2015 review period.

Hold-ups for Watergrid Vol 5, Issue 7 (July 2004)

Plans to use the UK’s network of canals to introduce competition in the supply of water and sewerage services to large industrial customers have hit delays of up to six months.

IWL sells Scottish PFIs Vol 5, Issue 7 (July 2004)

The sale, to a financial investor, leaves International Water with just one remaining project – in Ecuador.

Northern Irish PPPs tempt the market Vol 5, Issue 7 (July 2004)

Yorkshire Water and Earth Tech have already teamed up. Other UK water companies are likely to feature in the bidding.