UK gas prices drop to record low on Ukraine-Russia deal

LONDON, Oct 31 - British wholesale gas prices for November and December fell to their lowest ever levels on Friday after Ukraine and Russia signed a deal which will see Moscow resume supplies of gas over the winter.

8:04am GMT

UPDATE 1-Lonza lowers revenue forecasts on weak water business

* Confirms FY forecast for core EBIT growth of 10 pct (Adds CEO quotes, details)

7:41am GMT

UPDATE 1-Japan's Sendai nuclear restart in final stage: local governor

TOKYO, Oct 31 - The governor of Kagoshima prefecture, home to Kyushu Electric Power Co's Sendai plant, said restarting the nuclear facility was in its "final stage" in a positive sign for the industry, as the trade minister reiterated support for reviving idled reactors.

7:09am GMT

China and Hong Kong shares climb, Mengniu up after Danone's deal

* Steel stocks up after China says to support railway industry

4:53am GMT

UPDATE 12-Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal

* EU sees "first glimmer" of detente in gas accord (Adds further detail, quotes throughout)

30 Oct 2014
SSE PLC 1,586.00p +0.32%
Centrica PLC 302.20p +0.80%
United Utilities Group PLC 862.00p +1.47%


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