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CNOOC-Nexen Deal Closes

CALGARY - Chinese state-owned firm CNOOC Ltd. is now officially in control of Calgary oil and gas producer Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY).CNOOC's $15.1 billion takeover of Nexen, first announced last July, was...
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Not Poking The Panda Paid Off For Harper

OTTAWA - On a Saturday afternoon last February, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sat on a bench in a Chinese zoo, his wife by his side.On her lap squirmed a baby panda, one paw stretched toward Harper.He...

China-Nexen Deal: National Buoy or Ball and Chain?

By December 10, The federal government is expected to make a decision on whether to approve or reject the takeover of Nexen by a Chinese state-run company. Any rearward decision-making process hinging on knee-jerk intercultural reactions, quick paydays or short-sighted goals is detrimental to our country as a whole.
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Are All the Single Ladies Really Like the Oil Sands?

When I first read that Chen Weidong, chief energy researcher at the CNOOC Energy Economics Institute, had likened the oilsands to "leftover single women," I'll admit I was mightily aggrieved. This is because, well, I resemble that remark. It was flat out offensive. And women, especially single women, are becoming a powerful force in society.
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Take This As A Wake-Up Call: NDP

OTTAWA - A U.S. congressional panel's scathing criticism of China technology firms should give the Harper government cause to reject the proposed Chinese takeover of Alberta oil company Nexen, the opp...
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On A Charm Offensive

OTTAWA - China's ambassador in Canada is on a charm offensive, appealing to the public to look favourably on Chinese investment in the oil patch.Ambassador Zhang Junsai has given two recent media inte...