Outlook Now just how does that saying go about sinking ships and desertion?
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Sunday 17 October 2010
British Gas's 8,000 engineers will get a "landmark" 11.3 per cent wage increase in exchange for working a 45-hour week in the winter to tackle the increase of blackouts.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Lloyds Banking Group was in focus as traders studied forecasts of strong capital buffers last night.
Thursday 09 September 2010
Deal rumours bubbled up around Centrica last night, but traders remained wary, pinning the gas company's rise on positive feedback from a management outing in the City earlier this week.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Connaught was in the process of appointing administrators last night after the indebted social housing group admitted to investors that it was unlikely to find the money to repay its creditors.
Wednesday 04 August 2010
Profit-taking weighed on the London market last night, with ARM Holdings sliding to the bottom of the FTSE 100 thanks to a combination of fading bid hopes and share sales by directors.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Outlook Let's be honest: British Gas is a deliciously easy target. Who are your sympathies with on hearing about a company making record profits during a period when many of the most vulnerable people in society have struggled to afford to keep themselves warm? Particularly if you take a look at the
Thursday 29 July 2010
Centrica faced calls for further retail price cuts yesterday after the energy giant's British Gas business reported first-half profits up by 98 per cent to £585m.
Wednesday 28 July 2010
The coldest winter for 30 years helped the UK's biggest energy firm almost double first-half profits today.
Monday 26 July 2010
Continued strength at British Gas is expected to drive gains for Centrica, the energy group which is due to issue half-yearly results this week.
Friday 25 June 2010
Defensives were in favour as the FTSE 100 continued to slide last night, with Centrica claiming pole position amid optimism ahead of its half-yearly results next month.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Expansions to offshore wind farm sites around the English coast which will provide enough power for an extra 1.4 million homes were given the green light today by the Crown Estate.
Monday 10 May 2010
Households cranking up the heating in the freezing winter weather helped British Gas rack up hefty profits in the first quarter of 2010, parent Centrica said today.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
A Stockport family pocketed £6.3m yesterday after selling its home insulation business to the power company Centrica.
Friday 02 April 2010
Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) is buying North Sea gas assets from New York-based Hess for $423m (£278m) in cash.
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