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  • *Sources say review of CNOOC bid for Nexen set to be extended. The Conservative government has promised to present new guidelines at around the same time it announces its decision on whether to approve a $15.1 billion bid by China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd to take over oil producer Nexen Inc.

  • *Petronas-Progress extend closing by 30 days to Nov. 30. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29- Malaysian state oil company Petronas said on Monday it has extended the closing date on its bid for Canadian gas producer Progress Energy Resources until Nov. 30, as it works to overturn the Canadian government's rejection of the proposed deal.

  • *Petronas-Progress extend closing by 30 days to Nov. 30. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29- Malaysian state oil firm Petronas said on Monday it has extended the closing date on its bid for Canadian gas producer Progress Energy Resources until Nov. 30, as it works to overturn the Canadian government's rejection of the proposed deal.

  • Canada blocked Petronas' bid for Progress this month after Industry Minister Christian Paradis said it was not likely to bring a ``net benefit'' to the country.

  • *Harper says wants growing relationship with China. DAKAR, Oct 12- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday that his country wants a growing relationship with China, but that its investments must be scrutinized from a national security perspective.

  • DAKAR, Oct 12- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday that his country wants a growing relationship with China, but that its investments must be scrutinized from a national security perspective.

  • Oct 12- Toronto's main stock index looked set to open higher on Friday, taking cues from its largest trading partner, after robust earnings from JPMorgan marked a strong start for the U.S. banks earnings season.

  • DAKAR, Oct 12- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday that Canada wants a growing relationship with China, but that investments must be scrutinized from a national security perspective.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 11- Canada said it needs more time to complete its review of China's CNOOC Ltd $15.1 billion bid to take over Nexen Inc, a deal that has raised fears about opening the Canadian energy sector to China's state-owned companies.

  • *Canada invokes "national security exception"* Suggests Huawei may be excluded from building network* U.S. House report urged U.S. firms not to deal with Huawei By Randall Palmer.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 9- The Canadian government hinted strongly on Tuesday it would exclude Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from helping to build a secure government communications network because of possible security risks.

  • *Canadian PM says CNOOC bid raises difficult issues. *Government deciding whether to approve CNOOC bid for Nexen.

  • *Canadian PM says CNOOC bid raises difficult issues. *Government deciding whether to approve CNOOC bid for Nexen.

  • *Canada studying whether to approve CNOOC bid for Nexen. *Some in Canada's ruling party uneasy about CNOOC bid. OTTAWA, Oct 4- CNOOC Ltd's $15.1 billion bid for oil firm Nexen Inc raises a series of difficult policy questions, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 4- CNOOC Ltd's $15.1 billion bid for oil firm Nexen Inc raises a series of difficult policy questions, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. Canada's Conservative government is currently deciding whether to approve the bid.

  • *Government deciding whether to approve CNOOC bid for Nexen. OTTAWA, Oct 4- Canada's main opposition party on Thursday demanded the government reject a Chinese state-owned company's landmark $15.1 billion bid for oil producer Nexen Inc, saying approval of the deal could trigger "a tidal wave" of foreign takeovers.

  • *Canada NDP says fears possible tsunami of foreign bids* Government deciding whether to approve CNOOC bid for Nexen* NDP cites lack of transparency in approval process* Nexen shares lose one percent after comments By David Ljunggren.

  • *Government deciding whether to approve CNOOC bid for Nexen. OTTAWA, Oct 4- Canada's main opposition party on Thursday demanded that the government reject a landmark $15.1 million bid by Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd for oil producer Nexen Inc, saying it could provoke "a tidal wave" of foreign takeovers.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 4- The Canadian government must reject Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd's $15.1 billion bid for oil producer Nexen Inc until the impact of the deal on jobs and the environment is made clear, the main opposition New Democratic Party said on Thursday.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 4- The Canadian government must reject CNOOC Ltd's $15.1 billion bid for oil producer Nexen Inc as the Chinese state-owned oil company's offer is currently structured, the main opposition New Democratic Party said on Thursday.