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Finance costs hit UK numbers Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Rising debt service bills crimped mid-year profit margins at many of the UK’s water and sewerage companies. A tough price review could put dividends under further pressure.

Ofwat eyes record low cost of capital at PR19 Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Regulated UK water companies will be forced to find new ways to outperform from 2020. Will it result in a mass exodus from the sector?

UK water embarks on pre-holiday bond spree Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

A sequence of new bonds shows an increasing willingness among borrowers to diversify their sources of funding. What’s next?

Castilla-La Mancha readies BOT programme Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

The Spanish region is finally on the verge of launching a €650 million wastewater concessions initiative. Has it learned from the mistakes of the past, or is it just a case of castles in the air?

Tallinna Vesi shares plunge on court decision Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

The company was left reeling after it was forced to swallow an unwanted change in tariff methodology. What are the implications?

Europe in brief Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Biwater entered its 50th year by swinging back to a net profit of £1.4 million on revenues of £60.2 million, marking a strong recovery from the prior year’s net loss of £4.5 million.

The state of Eureaupe’s water Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Figures from European water associations hide a wealth of detail but point toward positive progress, says David Lloyd Owen.

Saur prepares for accelerated international growth Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Following a period of relative stagnation, the group has embarked on a fresh drive to grow its international presence. CEO Louis-Roch Burgard shares his strategy with GWI.

Where is Saur headed next? Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A newly announced growth plan looks like the latest step in a carefully crafted process to prepare Saur for sale. Ian Elkins asks whether it will remain in French hands.

UK renationalisation debate moves forward Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The implications of the UK water sector being placed under government control after nearly 30 years of private ownership are complex and varied. Who would receive the better deal – bondholders or equity-holders?