Shares in Centrica slumped as an update from the British Gas and Bord Gáis owner showed it had lost customers in its key British market.
Fri, 23 Nov, 2018
The Garda’s top statistician twice sought, in vain, to get access to a Garda report for the Policing Authority on homicide figures — and was only granted sight of it a week-and-a-half after a public meeting with the authority.
Thu, 15 Feb, 2018
Britain’s largest energy supplier Centrica has raised £700m (€889m) in a surprise share sale to pay off debt and protect its credit rating after being hit by weak energy prices and tough retail market competition.
Sat, 07 May, 2016
London’s Ftse 100 index was 2% higher yesterday after the unexpected Conservative election victory added over £40bn to market prices.
Sat, 09 May, 2015
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Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
Labour leader Ed Miliband yesterday accused David Cameron of going into a “panic” over energy prices, after Downing Street said that consumers “may wish to consider” wrapping up warm at home to help keep their heating bills down.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2013
British Gas owner Centrica has dealt a blow to Britain’s energy security plans by shelving two huge gas storage projects at a cost of £240 million.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2013
The wholesale gas market sees the purchase and sale of energy products - electricity and natural gas – by energy producers and energy retailers.
Tue, 13 Nov, 2012
British households were facing the prospect of more price hikes today after British Gas owner Centrica warned its costs continued to mount.
Fri, 11 May, 2012
CONSUMER-LED organic food group purchasing initiatives are growing at a rapid rate in many countries in Europe and beyond.
Thu, 01 Sep, 2011
GAS exploration firm Circle Oil has run successful tests on its KSR-11 well in the Sebou Permit, Rharb Basin, Morocco.
Sat, 16 Apr, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index surged ahead for the third session in a row today as a multi-billion dollar telecoms deal offset concerns over military strikes in Libya and the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2011
Energy giant Centrica stoked anger over energy bills today by revealing that its British Gas residential arm made record profits of £742m last year.
Thu, 24 Feb, 2011
GAS board staff will be reading more than meters over the next six months as they devote their energy to help local children improve their literacy skills.
Wed, 17 Nov, 2010
SPANISH energy giant Endesa must provide more information on environmental issues as part of its planning application for a €500 million gas-fired power plant at Tarbert.
Mon, 23 Aug, 2010
World markets were dragged lower today after cautious comments from the US Federal Reserve curbed enthusiasm for riskier stocks.
Thu, 24 Jun, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index dropped back below the 5600 level today as concerns over moves to calm China’s economy hit mining stocks hard.
Mon, 15 Mar, 2010
Investors in the British banking sector were spared more misery today after Royal Bank of Scotland posted better-than-expected losses of £3.6bn (4.08bn) for 2009.
Thu, 25 Feb, 2010
Traders toasted a one-month high for the FTSE 100 Index today before miners dragged the top flight back towards its opening mark.
Tue, 23 Feb, 2010
GAS and electricity companies want new measures to stop customers switching energy suppliers to avoid paying outstanding bills.
Thu, 20 Aug, 2009
Hopes of consolidation in the insurance sector meant shares in Friends Provident and other leading players posted strong gains today.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2009
Centrica and France’s EDF were today reported to be on the brink of a deal that will give the British Gas owner an entrance into the nuclear sector.
Sun, 10 May, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index lost ground today as more economic gloom dominated sentiment.
Wed, 18 Mar, 2009
GAS flows from the Corrib gas field in future years are unlikely to lead to lower fuel charges for customers who are facing further price increases for gas and electricity early next year.
Wed, 01 Oct, 2008
French energy firm EDF was today said to be close to winning the shareholder support it needs to seal a £12bn (€15bn) takeover of British Energy.
Mon, 08 Sep, 2008
A much-needed rally for banking stocks helped power the FTSE 100 Index to a gain of more than 2.5% today.
Thu, 17 Jul, 2008
Banking stocks came under further pressure on the London market today as Halifax Bank of Scotland revealed £1bn (€1.3bn) in writedowns and predicted a 9% fall in house prices.
Thu, 19 Jun, 2008
French industrial group Suez confirmed today it was no longer involved in talks over a possible bid for UK nuclear power provider British Energy.
Fri, 23 May, 2008
Millions of households faced further pain today after British Gas owner Centrica signalled it may have to make another hike in energy prices.
Mon, 12 May, 2008
Shares in retail stocks jumped ahead today as investors reacted to speculation over possible takeover interest in B&Q owner Kingfisher.
Nuclear power station operator British Energy was today said to be weighing up an £11bn (€13.7bn) takeover approach from German utility business RWE.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index touched the 6000 barrier today after the London market benefited from a surge by shares in the mining sector.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2008
The London market overcame fresh worries about the state of the US economy to close near the 6,000 barrier today.
Fri, 04 Apr, 2008
British Energy shares jumped ahead today after it was reported the board of French energy giant EDF had given the green light for a takeover bid.
British Gas parent Centrica in the UK today said it could pump up to £3bn (€3.9bn) into wind farm investments as the industry strives to meet strict new renewable energy targets.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2008
Households in the UK received a fresh blow to their finances tonight after the countrys largest energy supplier announced double-digit price hikes.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2008
The London market advanced today as blue-chips benefited from broker upgrades and stronger trading in New York.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2007
London shares were on the front foot today, buoyed by strong corporate results from Centrica and BAE Systems.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2007
DSG International led the London market into the red today after a disappointing Christmas trading update sent its shares tumbling 12%.
Wed, 17 Jan, 2007
The FTSE 100 Index powered to its highest level for nearly six years today as investors welcomed the end of an investigation into an arms deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2006
Up to 200 people a year die from lung cancer caused by high levels of radon gas in Ireland – way above the global average, health organisations revealed today.
Thu, 16 Nov, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index briefly touched 6250 today before drifting into the red ahead of the Bank of England’s decision on interest rates.
Thu, 09 Nov, 2006
Renewed bid speculation involving energy giant Centrica excited traders during an otherwise lacklustre end to the week for the London market.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2006
British Gas owner Centrica was today preparing to reopen its Rough gas storage facility in the North Sea following a fire, as it looked to shore up supply for the UK this winter.
Fri, 25 Aug, 2006
London’s top shares raced to a two-month high today as one of the busiest days in the corporate diary drew plenty of buying interest.
Thu, 27 Jul, 2006
A positive reaction to one of the biggest days in the corporate calendar ensured the London market rose to a new two-month high today.
Bid interest in British Gas owner Centrica reared up again today as investors took a punt on the possibility of a takeover move from Russia’s Gazprom.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2006
Steady gains by miners put the London market on the front foot today as the FTSE 100 Index looked to claw back losses after a disappointing end to April.
Tue, 02 May, 2006
The nominees have been announced for the annual Guinness Ulster Rugby Awards Dinner which will be held on Thursday May 18, at the Ramada Hotel.
Wed, 26 Apr, 2006
Wholesale gas prices in the UK remained near record levels today after yesterday’s unprecedented warning that demand was outstripping supply.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2006
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