Asian stocks outside Australia recovered from a lackluster open to rise on Monday as a modestly positive lead from Wall Street offset the impact of sliding oil prices.» Read More
Asian stock markets climbed higher on Thursday led by Australian shares, which hit a four-year high on strong corporate earnings. Risk sentiment was also boosted by firm gains in Japan and Hong Kong ahead of a weekend meeting of G20 central bank officials.
China approved the sale of HSBC's remaining $7.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to a group controlled by Thailand's richest man, completing the biggest equity purchase in the country by a foreign investor.
Asian stocks closed higher on Wednesday, with investors shifting their focus to corporate earnings in the region and the Federal Reserve's policy announcement later in the day.
Scott Darling, Head of Oil & Gas Sector Research, Barclays says the rebound in China's oil demand is not typical re-stocking ahead of the Lunar New Year. His top picks include PetroChina and CNOOC.
Asian shares ended mostly lower on Thursday, paring initial gains as investors cashed in their chips following recent rallies with demand also capped by caution ahead of Chinese data on Friday.
Chevron has signed production-sharing contracts with CNOOC for two exploration blocks in the South China Sea even after drilling three dry holes there last year.
The euro rose against the dollar Monday as comments made by Italy's prime minister allayed fears about the country's outlook.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Asian shares touched a 16-month high on Monday as investors took heart from rising factory output growth in China and a falling unemployment rate in the United States that raised hopes about the outlook for the world's top two economies.
Damon Vickers, MD & CIO, Damon Vickers & Co. expects China's demand for resources will fuel its takeover appetite. He adds that China will soon take over swathes of industries in the West.
Glenn Maguire, Principal & Chief Economist, Asia Sentry Advisory says Canada's approval of CNOOC's bid for Nexen will set an important precedent. He adds that Canada will need Chinese investment to tap its immense reserves.
A group linked to Thailand's richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont, has bought global bank HSBC's entire stake in China's Ping An Insurance for $9.38 billion.
Jim Prentice, vice chairman at CIBC, talks to CNBC about CNOOC's planned $15-billion purchase of Canada's Nexen and whether it will be allowed to go through.
Shares in BG Group fell by a fifth after the FTSE 100 oil and gas group cut its production forecast for this year and next. The company attributed the slide in the production outlook to a series of deferrals or delays on projects in the North Sea, USA, Egypt and Brazil.
CALGARY, Alberta-- Canadian oil and gas producer Nexen says it continues to expect the $15.1 billion takeover of the company by Chinese state-owned CNOOC to be completed by the end of the year. It would be China's biggest overseas energy acquisition.
Neil Beveridge, Senior Oil Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein discusses Canada's openness to foreign investment after the government rejects Petronas' bid for Progress Energy.
TORONTO-- Canada has blocked the Malaysian state-owned oil firm Petronas' US $5.2 billion bid for gas producer Progress Energy Resources, saying the proposed investment would not provide a net benefit to Canada. "Canada has a long-standing reputation for welcoming foreign investment.
*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.
The country's new government says its approach will be non-interference in Quebec's affairs, and gave no sign it will laud unity. The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy had broken with tradition by taking sides in the Canadian national unity debate, suggesting that Quebec sovereigntists are an insular movement that is sowing division.