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  • Oct 1- Bombardier Inc, the world's largest train maker, said it won a contract worth about 50 million euros to supply five double-deck trains to Deutsche Bahn AG.

  • Oct 01- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Landesbank Berlin AG's public sector covered bonds at' AAA' with a Stable Outlook following a periodic review of the programme.

  • RESEARCH ALERT-Natixis cuts BIC to neutral Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:26 AM ET

    *Natixis cuts BIC to neutral from buy; target price to 90 euros from 100 euros. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Europe will tell the United States, Japan and Canada next week that it is acting to resolve its sovereign debt crisis, but that U.S. fiscal policy and slowing growth in Japan and China also pose risks to the global economy.

  • --We are affirming our' BBB-' long-term corporate credit rating on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.. after the company completed the acquisition of Statoil Fuel& Retail ASA, a Scandinavian convenience store and motor fuel retailer.

  • ISS backs Telus in its tussle with U.S. hedge fund Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    *ISS recommends shareholders back Telus plan. TORONTO, Oct 1- Telus Corp said on Monday that proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended shareholders vote in favor of Telus's plan to exchange non-voting shares for voting shares on a one-for-one basis.

  • Getting Back to Basics   Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
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    Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Corporate Banking Division, RBS calls for global banks to get back to basics. He adds that Australian & Canadian banks avoided a crash because they maintained conservative principles.

  • After Nexen, CNOOC May Target BP's Stake in TNK Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 7:48 PM ET
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    Energy-hungry China may not be done yet on the acquisition trail.

  • China Reaches for Control of More Canadian Oil Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 4:06 PM ET
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    Last week, shareholders at Nexen voted in favor of the proposal in what could be a landmark for a Canadian business. But lawmakers in Ottawa have expressed reservations about Beijing's dominance in a market habitually tied to the United States.

  • Breaking: Ford Reaches Agreement With CAW   Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 4:10 PM ET
    Breaking: Ford Reaches Agreement With CAW

    Canadian auto workers reached a tentative deal with Ford, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

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    Nordstrom is the latest in a string of retailers to announce Canadian expansion plans as companies seek to reach the country’s consumers who exhibit less enthusiasm for ecommerce.

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    A major oil find by Canada’s Tethys Petroleum in Tajikistan comes at a bad time for the Central Asian country, as the security situation is about to skyrocket out of control in a restive province on the border with Afghanistan.

  • The Case for China's Canadian Oil Grab Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 4:18 PM ET
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    China’s $15.1 billion bid to acquire Canada’s Nexen oil company threatens to turn China into an owner rather just a major buyer of Canadian oil, and prompts a surge in nationalist rhetoric that is attempting, misguidedly, to bring up the question of sovereignty.

  • CNOOC's Nexen Deal: A Sign of Things to Come? Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
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    CNOOC's planned $15 billion takeover of Canadian oil producer Nexen shows the Chinese Communist government will not stand in the way of state enterprises' ambitions, paving the way for similar deals in future, experts told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • CNOOC’s Failed Unocal Bid Paved Way for Nexen Deal Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 3:39 AM ET
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    The memory of  its failed 2005 bid for Unocal still fresh, China's state-controlled CNOOC Ltd. has put lessons learned into practice and "networked strongly" with regulators in Canada and the U.S., smoothing the way for its $15.1 billion all-cash deal to  buy Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc.

  • Awesome Home Offices Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 4:56 PM ET
    A home office is more than just a room with a desk and chair; ideally it cultivates an atmosphere conducive to work and concentration. Different work styles call for different work spaces. Some need isolation, some want to gaze out at nature for inspiration. Some just need a spot to do the bills that doesn’t take up too much room. A home’s office can serve many functions—it can be used for reading, as a studio for art or a writer’s retreat, as a study, or a den, as a crafting room or a homework

    A home office is more than just a room with a desk and chair. This collection includes offices from pocket-size to pod to grand multi-level  affairs, and in styles from modern to Old-World elegance.

  • Foreign-Owned America Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

  • Jim Leech Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
    Jim Leech, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

    As head of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Leech oversees one of Canada's largest pension funds, but he's also run a number of the country's top corporations.

  • Coolest Corporate Headquarters Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    The term “corporate headquarters” often brings to mind an intimidating environment, full of modular furniture, fluorescent lights and joyless gray cubicles. For many years, there were scant deviations to be found.In the 21st century, that rule book has been tossed out the window. The new one has been written by veterans of the tech boom, the start-up boom and the dotcom boom, and this new “old guard” has changed the rules.Now that corporate norms no longer apply across the board, nontraditional

    Now that corporate norms no longer apply across the board, nontraditional office spaces have become more common. Click ahead to see some of the coolest corporate headquarters in the world.

  • New Free Trade Pact Will Boost Economy: FedEx Exec Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 12:32 PM ET
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    The Trans-Pacific Partnership will provide a boost of confidence to the seesawing global economy, create more jobs, and speed access to lucrative markets for American goods and services, says FedEx exec Michael Ducker.