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How secure is the UK’s power and what does this mean for shares in UK-listed energy companies?

When the ‘Beast from the East’ was at its height, sweeping through the British Isles and bringing freezing temperatures and heavy snow showers, electricity and gas transmission utility National Grid (NG.) warned the UK was running out of gas. There was a genuine risk of industrial users seeing their supply disrupted. Wholesale gas prices surged 74% on the day as the freezing temperatures ...

Adapt or die: The companies forced to transform as technology and markets evolve

Nothing stays the same forever and the best companies are those which are flexible and innovative enough to adapt. Without this capacity they risk becoming obsolete and are likely to face a steady decline in profit and cash flow until they eventually go bust or the remaining viable bits of the business are broken up and sold. The guiding motto of Andrew Grove, the man behind the rise of US ...

Centrica rallies, but relief could be short-lived with dividend still vulnerable

Phew, the relief of investors that today’s full year 2017 results from Centrica (CNA) are not worse is almost tangible. A renewed £500m per year cost savings push and, vitally, a maintained dividend at 12p per share sees the British Gas-owner’s share price rally 4% on Thursday to 137.5p. That makes it the FTSE 100’s second biggest gainer behind only Barclays (BARC). Yet there is a ...
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