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Market Cap £64.3m
Enterprise Value £315.7m
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Japan's Hokkaido Elec shuts all fossil fuel plants after quake

Wed 5th September, 2018 11:57pm
TOKYO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - 
    * Japan's Hokkaido Electric Power Co  9509.T  says it
conducted an
emergency shutdown of all its fossil fuel-fired power plants
after a powerful earthquake, leading to blackouts across Japan's
northern island of Hokkaido.
    * Efforts to restore power to 2.95 million customers were
under
way but it was not clear when supplies would be restored, a
company spokesman said.
    * A steel production facility at Mitsubishi Steel
Manufacturing
 5632.T  group's firm in Muroran, Hokkaido,  caught fire after
the quake but the fire was mostly extinguished with no injuries,
a company official said.
    * A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 in Hokkaido caused
a
landslide that engulfed houses early on Thursday, injuring and
trapping a number of people and cutting power in several areas.
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 (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori
Editing by Paul Tait)
 ((osamu.tsukimori@thomsonreuters.com, +813 6441 1857, Reuters
Messaging: osamu.tsukimori.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net;))
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