EDF shares have been suspended as investors in the French utility giant and global renewables player await more details of government plans to fully nationalise the company.

“Following the Prime Minister's announcements, and following exchanges with the French Financial Markets Authority, EDF SA has requested the suspension of the trading of its equity securities until further notice. No further communication will be made by the Company on this subject until the French State publishes a press release,” EDF said in a note to stock markets.