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SEC Accuses Hong Kong Firm of Insider Trading Ahead of Cnooc Deal

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused a Hong Kong-based firm of insider trading ahead of the public disclosure that Chinese oil firm Cnooc Ltd. (CEO, 0883.HK) plans to acquire Canadian energy producer Nexen Inc. (NXY, NXY.T).

The SEC said it has obtained a court order freezing $38 million in assets held by Well Advantage and other unknown traders, whom it said illegally took in more than $13 million in profits by trading in advance of the deal's announcement.

A representative from Well Advantage couldn't be immediately located for comment.

Cnooc said on Monday that it planned to buy Nexen for $15.1 billion, in an ambitious push by the Chinese state-owned oil company into North American oil and gas fields. The deal, if completed, would mark Cnooc's biggest


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GasDuck
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 1:49:09 PM

Transactions like this would explain how Romney accumulated such a large balance in his tax exempt retirement account.

This is something that an average investor could not do. However, someone connected to a firm like Bane Capital would have many opportunities for trades like this.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 6:01:20 AM

and that is any surprise to anyone?
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 1:31:26 PM

The Chinese government being dishonest and unethical? Imagine that!
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:56:21 PM

I wouldn't trust them either.
JuicyQ69
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:53:33 PM

Do not trust Hong Kong Fooie.
esquared
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:48:15 PM

Where in the world did the SEC find the gumption to enforce the rules?!
Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:47:23 PM


what else is new??
naiiawah
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:46:58 PM

OK, great. Now when are they going after all the rest on Wall street instead of just the Chinese?
vcsuksu21
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:45:12 PM

ok
jlf599
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:43:46 PM

China acting in their own best interests? How odd.
unicornIL
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:43:05 PM

imagine that
carman11
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:42:58 PM

OK
Bubba44612
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:42:18 PM

Really.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:40:18 PM

I can't believe it.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:38:35 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:37:00 PM

Your SEC in action.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:35:33 PM

sure
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:30:11 PM

just put me a million in my bank account so i can earn the interest off of it .then i won't care or be worried about what all these countries do.just make sure i earn between 3-5 percent on the million tax free.: )i could live very comfortably on 30-50 k a year on tax free interest. then maybe i could afford a 30-40k chevy volt and solar panels and a windmill on my property maybe even geo thermal heating and cooling, maybe even then i could get off the grid completely. : ) nice to dream.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:29:45 PM

oops...
Chris46
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:28:44 PM

Greed in Chinese, is still greed!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:26:51 PM

Corruption knows no nationality
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:26:42 PM

Get them!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:25:52 PM

Cheating is the China way.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:24:46 PM

You know it's true. The Chinese government will do anything to achieve global domination!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:24:43 PM

Does it really make any difference?
grandamgt1
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:24:15 PM

Who would have thought? China cheating?.......
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:23:41 PM

k
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:23:27 PM

follow the money.
Focus2
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:21:57 PM

Good luck proving that and getting it straightened out!
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:21:05 PM

the rich get richer and the greedy get greedier.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:20:11 PM

Corruption everywhere
millerin
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:15:43 PM

hmm...
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:14:45 PM

Corrupt part of the world. Why do we trade with these swine!
Zonk
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:14:29 PM

Sounds like Wall Street.
pepinoNC
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:14:18 PM

Why is this still up.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:13:58 PM

Not surprised!
us4usa
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:13:30 PM

jorod55:Kick them out of the stock market permanently.

Who died and made them king of all foreign company???

The SEC can't even find big oil price fixing here in the US...
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:11:59 PM

OK
2bigtanks
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:10:34 PM

Trouble around ever corner.
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:09:34 PM

Crooks. Worldwide. "The world is a bubble, trouble wherever we go." (Sam Bass)
crreed1
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:08:11 PM

old news
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:06:20 PM

What else do they not try to do?

[Edited by: tedjm1 at 7/30/2012 12:09:47 AM EST]
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:06:04 PM

So, it's not only in North America then.
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:05:58 PM

Too bad...
VetteFan
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:05:46 PM

Can the SEC do anything about a foreign company?
jorod55
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:04:43 PM

Kick them out of the stock market permanently.
GigHarborHound
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:04:03 PM

Tell me ain't so......
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:02:50 PM

Beware of them eyes...
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:02:41 PM

Git 'em.
fenster66
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:02:36 PM

ok....
jrschl
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:02:26 PM

I mean is this really a surprise to anyone? Like I said yesterday.
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