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Phantom fears surround China’s Nexen deal

The Globe and Mail -- At first blush, CNOOC Ltd.’s $15.1-billion bid for Nexen Inc. seemed like a sign that China is ready to go on a buying spree in Canada’s oil patch.

But on a closer look that seems far from certain. If Beijing thinks Nexen will open the door to a rash of big North American energy acquisitions by its state-controlled enterprises, it may want to think again.
For starters, Canada could still block the Nexen deal – China’s biggest ever foreign takeover bid. The proposed deal needs to be approved by quasi-independent competition authorities and the government itself, which must decide whether it provides a “net benefit” to Canada.


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Submitted Jul 28, 2012 By: momsno1_taxi
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TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:15:08 AM

Phantom it's not. China would love to take over the USA & Canada for both our resources. Which they are well on their way to doing exactly that. With their population they could deplete both nations before you knew it.
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TFowler513
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:56:57 PM

It's global domination their after!!!
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10k
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:45:57 PM

we should be worrying more about how much of the united states china already owns..
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CheeseMan
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:38:34 PM

Hey Canada...

Don't do it!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:38:32 PM

k...
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:37:31 PM

They seem ready to buy anything that is on sale.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:37:19 PM

not!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:34:34 PM

China scares me.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:33:57 PM

China has the money.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:32:22 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:29:53 PM

Keep that for us, Canadien.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:29:21 PM

I've given up trying to speculate on what and how
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:28:28 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:27:29 PM

Yep!
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OK
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:25:55 PM

Speculators specialize in phantom fears.
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ok
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=\
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:25:07 PM

GREED!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:24:11 PM

Using "Phantom fears..." in the article headline is just code for --

"Hey, we want HIGHER PROFITS!! -- Let's publicize fear-mongering b.s. so the speculators will go nuts with 'fearful uncertainty' and BID UP THE PRICES AGAIN!"

This is a crap article!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:23:53 PM

The China-Canada oil deal is far from being approved.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:21:46 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:20:58 PM

Not sure this is a wise move for Canada...
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:20:57 PM

Oh
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:20:41 PM

Every thing is feard when it comes to china!

They are out to cut our throats!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:19:59 PM

No Comment.
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Hmm
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It is only about the money, nothing else!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:15:27 PM

Ok
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Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:12:40 PM

politics game.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:11:57 PM

The selling of Canada continues, just like some of the USA. Sad.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:11:01 PM

Think it could still happen? Could be a very generous offer.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:11:00 PM

Too much blame and politics.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:10:54 PM

The world spins on...
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:10:16 PM

If we got this deal we would just sell it to China any way or just give it to them.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:10:05 PM

Really?
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Oh Boy
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:08:48 PM

Bad idea!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 7:23:29 PM

if china's government owned cnooc is permitted to buy nexen, then there will be a guaranteed shipper of product for a very expensive trans canadien rockies pipeline to the pacific and probable investor in the same as well.

and they are buying it all with the dollars they got from your bought at walmart made in china crap.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 4:36:28 PM

As long as there is a happy ending.China is know for that. See ick evans I bring cheer.
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dacofa
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 4:31:40 PM

How dare they do that. Obamanation never approved that deal.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 4:29:28 PM

@shatesme

Still waiting for your response to the "Phantom fears surround China’s Nexen deal". BTW, this sarcasm earned 0 points.
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shatesme
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 4:18:20 PM

Here is how to find it:Category: Just For Fun > Topics > Topic: 100 FAST FREE POINTS . You can leave as many one word brain dead replies as you want there and still get your point.
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shatesme
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 4:15:15 PM

No my point is there are nothing posts on the site for the one word people trying just to get points only.Do a search
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 4:10:28 PM

@INBwana --"Does anyone from GassBuddy monitor these replies?"

Ok, so you ranted but never said anything about the article. At least we one word posters are efficient in our useless point earning responses.

[Edited by: rick_evans at 7/28/2012 5:14:17 PM EST]
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shatesme
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 4:00:02 PM

Thank You!!! INBwana I fully agree
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Ho ho ho ... changing winds of change.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 3:51:32 PM

Canada is selling out just like the US did and is still doing!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 3:47:44 PM

No problem, China simply buys off those who have to approve the deal. Our politicians have all been bought off with campaign contributions, why should Canada be any different?
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