The five-year target excludes new acquisitions, such as its US$15.1 billion purchase of Canadian oil and gas firm Nexen, which is pending approval by United States regulators.Thursday, 31 January, 2013, 5:20am
AirAsia founders plan to list insurance firm8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am
Back in the day, before the US Congress tore apart China's proposed multibillion-dollar deals with Western companies one after the other, Beijing's lobbying left little to the imagination.
China's Washington embassy blasted out form letters to every US lawmaker when it was upset with Congress, warning of grave damage to Sino-American relations, congressional aides recall.24 Aug 2012 - 2:47am
CNOOC, the mainland's dominant offshore oil and gas producer, is expected to report a small decline in first-half net profit tomorrow, as a drop in output and higher production costs offset the benefits of higher prices and lower tax.20 Aug 2012 - 4:51am
China National Offshore Oil Corp announced last month that it was proposing to buy Canada-based Nexen in a US$15 billion deal. This caused quite a stir in Canada, with the domestic mainstream media reporting it widely. By contrast, the response of the Chinese media and public appears rather muted.15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm
Shell, CNOOC link up in offshore oil and gas deal26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The China National Offshore Oil Corp's US$15.1 billion takeover bid for Canadian oil company Nexen announced on Monday is not, as many media have been reporting, China's largest attempted overseas acquisition.25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The China National Offshore Oil Corp's US$15.1 billion offer for Canadian business partner Nexen has failed to impress investors, who yesterday sold its shares down 4 per cent to HK$14.82.
The sell-off could largely be due to a 3.6 per cent fall in crude oil prices overnight in New York amid worries of Europe's sovereign debt problems.25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
For all the Sino-Philippine tension at sea over disputed reefs and the megaphone diplomacy in recent days between Beijing and Hanoi over the Paracel Islands, it is the prospect of an intensifying dispute about international oil exploration in the South China Sea that alarms strategic analysts and diplomats.29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Fuming drivers' fumes undermine electric vehicle drive26 May 2012 - 12:00am