Index up, despite UK slump

A sell-off in UK water stocks on fears of a harsh regulatory settlement failed to send the index into negative territory. Meanwhile, the liquidity of two stocks is set to be boosted.

Despite nudging upwards for the fifth month in a row, the performance of the GWI Global Water Index was tempered this month by a number of factors, not least a sell-off in UK regulated water stocks, as fears of a harsh regulatory settlement at the next price review gained momentum.

Investors’ concerns were borne out to a large extent when Ofwat suggested on 13 December that the sector...

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