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Thames Water

Chinese sovereign fund buys 8.68pc stake in UK utility Thames Water

China's sovereign wealth fund has bought a minority stake in Britain's largest water and sewerage firm, a deal that reflected China's rising interest in Europe's utility assets.

Saturday, 21 January, 2012, 12:00am

Maddening roadworks set to tear up inner city


They have scant regard for traffic lights, they just amble through. They devour bus and cycle lanes, and annoyingly turn left without signalling. They are colour-blind to double yellow and red lines. They never pay parking meters yet they hog spaces all day.

What are they? Roadworks. The perennial bugbear of city dwellers and motorists the world over.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

CKI in talks with banks on $107b Thames Water bid

Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings has been in talks with investment banks and possible co-investors about a possible GBP8 billion ($107 billion) offer for Thames Water of Britain.

The company is understood to have held talks with Borealis, a pension fund in Canada, about making a joint bid for Thames Water, which is owned by RWE of Germany, according to the Sunday Times.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Running on empty

British weather has always had four distinct seasons - wet, pouring, drizzly and raining cats and dogs. So it seems odd that Britain is now heading for its worst drought in decades, with some southern areas already banning the use of garden hosepipes and sprinklers.

18 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Drought whets investor appetite for urban utilities

This year's drought is plaguing large parts of the northern mainland but it is focusing government attention on the need to recycle urban water.

With cities, including industrial centres such as Tianjin, rationing water, foreign investors are eyeing profits in public water utilities.

18 Sep 2000 - 12:00am