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December 10, 2012
China's CNOOC say Nexen staff will benefit from takeover
Beijing (AFP) Dec 9, 2012
A Beijing-based energy giant which will take over a Canadian firm in what is reportedly China's biggest-ever foreign investment has said local employees will benefit from the deal. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday announced regulatory approval for the $15.1 billion takeover by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) of oil and gas company Nexen. The approval was given despite opposition in Canada to the takeover. "We believe the transaction will provide opportuni ... read more
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