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    1. September 8, 2013

      China takes the lead in oil M&A activity

      When it comes to dealmaking in the global oil industry, all eyes are on the east. National oil companies – known as NOCs –...

    2. February 12, 2013

      US approves $18bn Cnooc bid for Nexen

      Cnooc’s $18bn bid for Canada’s Nexen won approval from US officials, paving the way for the completion of China’s largest...

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    1. December 28, 2012

      China’s global ambitions buoyant in 2012

      On the afternoon that Cnooc’s $18bn purchase of Nexen was approved by the Canadian government, Stephen Harper, the country’s...

    2. December 7, 2012

      Chinese groups await Cnooc-Nexen verdict

      Chinese resources companies are awaiting the outcome of a Canadian regulatory decision on an $18bn deal that could determine...

    3. December 5, 2012

      The way corporate China woos

      The Chinese have their own twist on the adage about not replicating past follies. Chengqianbihou or “Learn from your...

    4. October 8, 2012

      NOCs: Need for energy is driving force behind global thirst for assets

      For decades criticised as overstaffed, uncompetitive and politically driven, national oil companies have long been...

    5. September 23, 2012

      Cnooc / Nexen – decision time looms

      If governing is about choosing, a couple of governments have a big choice to make in the next few weeks. Shareholders of...

    6. September 11, 2012

      Oil tie-up is test for US deal-watchers

      The most closely watched deal in the US energy industry this year is the takeover of one company based in Calgary by another...

    7. August 21, 2012

      Cnooc hit by high costs and lower output

      Cnooc, China’s main offshore oil and gas producer, posted an unexpectedly large 19 per cent drop in net profit in the first...

    8. July 27, 2012

      Cnooc draws significant line in oil sands

      On Monday two big companies you may not have heard of sealed a deal. Cnooc, one of China’s largest oil companies, plans to...

    9. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2012

      Further reading: problems with the ex

      Tuesday’s picks from the BB team: Lat Am’s former presidents keep hanging around; the causes for optimism concerning China’s...

    10. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2012

      Market frowns on Cnooc deal

      Cnooc’s deal to buy Canada’s Nexen would be China’s biggest foreign acquisition, if it goes through. But the price tag –...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND UP Spanish funding fears depressed US stocks. Spain’s two-year bond yields rose by the most in one day since the...

    12. July 23, 2012

      Cnooc heeds lessons of failed Unocal bid

      The last time a Chinese oil company announced an acquisition worth more than $10bn in North America, it met with vehement...

    13. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2012

      Cnooc-Nexen, and a Brent outing

      China buys two North Sea oil fields on the same day. Coincidence — or a sign of change coming to the oil market’s biggest...

    14. July 23, 2012

      Cnooc / Nexen – another tilt

      If at first you don’t succeed, flash a fat wallet and try again. Seven years after dropping its bid for Unocal due to...

    15. July 23, 2012

      China bids $15bn for Canada’s Nexen

      China’s Cnooc has agreed to buy a Canadian oil group for $15.1bn plus debt, the largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese...

    16. July 11, 2012

      China sale last hope for Hawker business jets

      Hawker Beechcraft is likely to cease production of business jets with the loss of thousands of jobs if it fails to conclude...

    17. June 20, 2012

      Sinopec eyes move for Chesapeake assets

      Sinopec, the Chinese oil and gas group, is considering bidding for billions of dollars worth of assets owned by Chesapeake...

    18. March 29, 2012

      Chinese groups to focus on shale exploration

      China’s state-owned oil companies reported record revenues in 2011 due to high oil global prices, highlighting their growing...

    19. March 28, 2012

      The great leap abroad

      Not too long ago, Chinese companies were considered an afterthought when bankers were compiling buyer lists for deals. But...

    20. December 16, 2011

      ENN/Sinopec vs China Gas

      Something extraordinary happened in Hong Kong this week. Two listed Chinese companies announced their intention to make an...

    21. October 10, 2011

      Sinopec makes C$2.2bn bid for Canada’s Daylight

      China’s Sinopec has offered C$2.2bn (US$2.1bn) to buy Canadian oil and gas firm Daylight Energy, the latest in a series of...

    22. July 20, 2011

      Cnooc / Opti

      Six years after being rebuffed by Washington on its Unocal acquisition and shortly after fellow Chinese oil producer...

    23. May 11, 2011

      China’s spending spree deserves three cheers

      Hardly a day goes by without news of yet another foray by Chinese companies abroad. In their hunger for commodities,...

    24. March 27, 2011

      March of protectionism takes a turn with handbags

      It is tempting to dismiss last week’s moves against takeovers in Italy and the UK as merely petty. In a global context, that...

    25. March 3, 2011

      Japan and S Korea groups take rare metal stake

      Japan and South Korea have joined forces to secure supplies of a rare metal crucial to high-grade steel production,...

    26. March 3, 2011

      Japan and S Korea groups take rare metal stake

      Japan and South Korea have joined forces to secure supplies of a rare metal crucial to high-grade steel production,...

    27. FT Alphaville

      February 1, 2011

      Cnooc strikes second US shale deal

      Cnooc, China’s largest offshore oil and gas producer, will invest up to $1.3bn in its second deal with Chesapeake Energy to...

    28. January 31, 2011

      Cnooc strikes second US shale deal

      Cnooc, China’s largest offshore oil and gas producer, will invest up to $1.3bn in a new deal with Chesapeake Energy that...

    29. November 7, 2010

      China goes into oil overdrive

      Chinese companies have spent $24.6bn on overseas oil andgas acquisitions so far thisyear, accounting for a fifth of deal...

    30. October 27, 2010

      US rare-earths concern says it can beat Chinese

      If rare-earth mining companies are the new dotcom stocks, as one analyst has put it, then Molycorp looks the most like...

    31. FT Alphaville

      October 11, 2010

      Assessing Cnooc's $1.1bn US shale stake

      Shares in Chinese offshore oil giant Cnooc have hit a three-year high after the company unveiled a $1.1bn stake in a US...

    32. October 11, 2010

      Cnooc to buy stake in US shale oil and gas

      Cnooc has agreed to pay just over $1bn for a stake in a large shale oil and gas project in Texas in the first step by the...

    33. September 9, 2010

      Sinochem-Potash

      One result of the financial crisis is that hostility now pays. Between 2000 and 2008, on global Dealogic data, almost...

    34. September 9, 2010

      Sinochem / PotashCorp

      One lesson of the financial crisis is that hostility pays. Between 2000 and 2008, on global Dealogic data, almost two-thirds...

    35. August 19, 2010

      China chiefs split top roles in push for board independence

      Two of the most senior managers at Chinese state-owned enterprises resigned from their chief executive posts on Thursday,...

    36. August 19, 2010

      CNOOC’s Fu to step down as chief executive

      Fu Chengyu resigned from his position as CNOOC’s chief executive on Thursday, in a sign that he is gradually stepping aside...

    37. August 4, 2010

      Why America sees red in corporate China

      Huawei, one of the world’s top telecommunications equipment manufacturers, likes to portray itself as an innovative,...

    38. July 3, 2010

      US lawmakers hit at China steel move

      US lawmakers are challenging a joint venture between China’s third-largest steel producer and a US steel company because it...

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