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Noble Group Buys Back Shares

wsj.com — Embattled commodities trader buys back 25 million of its shares HONG KONG-Commodities trader Noble Group Ltd. said Friday it had bought back 25 million of its own shares the previous day, when the embattled company's stock price surged 9.4%.
Jun 12, 2015

Noble Group founder buying shares as stock tumbles, and while talking up his company. on.wsj.com/1JJ7ct2 pic.twitter.com/4HKWgO5Doz

Jun 12, 2015

RT @kenbrown12: Noble Group founder buying shares as stock tumbles, and while talking up his company. on.wsj.com/1JJ7ct2 pic.twitter.com/4HKWgO5Doz

Jun 12, 2015

Noble's shares have continued to slide despite its founder and the company buying its stock on.wsj.com/1e7yNXL pic.twitter.com/US8SENar49

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Asia’s Oil Giants Unlikely to Wade Into Merger Game Anytime Soon

wsj.com — Royal Dutch Shell PLC's megamerger with BG Group PLC is sparking hopes of a surge in oil and gas sector deal activity. But a history of poor deal-making when oil prices were at their peak may keep the state firms that dominate Asia's energy...
Apr 09, 2015

History of poor dealmaking when oil prices were high likely to keep Asia's energy firms sidelined from M&A. on.wsj.com/1aORgXx via @WSJ

Apr 09, 2015

Asia’s Oil Giants Unlikely to Wade Into Merger Game Anytime Soon on.wsj.com/1aORgXx via @WSJ

Apr 09, 2015

RT @WSJAsia: Will Royal Dutch Shell’s merger with BG Group spark deal activity in Asia? on.wsj.com/1H9gWKF pic.twitter.com/yMzVEEw4U5

Apr 09, 2015

RT @andypeaps: Asia’s Oil Giants Unlikely to Wade Into Merger Game Anytime Soon on.wsj.com/1aORgXx via @WSJ

Apr 09, 2015

Asia’s Oil Giants Unlikely to Wade Into Merger Game Anytime Soon on.wsj.com/1aORgXx via @WSJ

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Australia Says Trade Pact Hinges on U.S. Political Will

wsj.com — HONG KONG-A landmark trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Pacific countries could be completed within a month, but only if President Barack Obama receives authority from Congress to fast-track approval, Australia's trade minister, Andrew Robb, said Wednesday.
Mar 25, 2015

Interview: Australia Says Trade Pact Hinges on U.S. Political Will wsj.com/articles/austr…

Mar 25, 2015

Australia says trade pact hinges on U.S. political will on.wsj.com/1y4Ljuo via @WSJ

Mar 25, 2015

ICYMI Interview. Australia Trade Min Says TPP Trade Pact Hinges on U.S. Political Will, Says Democrats Anti-Trade wsj.com/articles/austr…

Mar 25, 2015

RT @PMCroninCNAS: Australia says trade pact hinges on U.S. political will on.wsj.com/1y4Ljuo Trade Promotion Authority in April will seal TPP

Total taps Chinese banks to fund Russian project

marketwatch.com — BEIJING - Total SA is pushing ahead with a $27 billion natural-gas project in the Russian Arctic, but it will seek a big chunk of the financing - as much as $15 billion worth - through Chinese banks in local currency and euros.

Total Seeks $10 Billion to $15 Billion in Chinese Financing for Russian Project

wsj.com — BEIJING-Total SA is seeking the equivalent of up to $15 billion in Chinese financing to fund its expansion in Russia, its chief executive said, as U.S. sanctions complicate the French oil giant's big bet there.
Mar 23, 2015

RT @WSJAsia: Oil company Total is seeking $15 billion in Chinese financing to fund expansion in Russia on.wsj.com/1EInv4e pic.twitter.com/mRRKE6Joea

Mar 23, 2015

Total seeks up to $15 billion in Chinese financing for Russian project on.wsj.com/1FsLBTH via @WSJ

Mar 23, 2015

Skirting sanctions, France's Total seeks billions in funding for Russia Arctic project in China on.wsj.com/1FsLBTH via @WSJ

Mar 23, 2015

RT @andypeaps: Total seeks up to $15 billion in Chinese bank financing for Yamal LNG project on.wsj.com/1FsLBTH via @WSJ

Mar 23, 2015

Total seeks up to $15 billion in Chinese bank financing for Yamal LNG project on.wsj.com/1FsLBTH via @WSJ

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Noble’s Spat With Iceberg Highlights Barriers to Disclosure

wsj.com — HONG KONG-Once renowned for their secretive nature, companies that make billions of dollars shifting commodities around the world have been slowly emerging into the limelight in recent years. But a high-profile scrap between Hong Kong-based Noble Group Ltd.
Mar 09, 2015

The Noble Group case shows trading firms can’t go too far in being more open on.wsj.com/1EMzYoG

Mar 09, 2015

The Noble Group case shows trading firms can’t go too far in being more open on.wsj.com/1EMzYoG via @WSJ

Mar 09, 2015

RT @paulwsj: The Noble Group case shows trading firms can’t go too far in being more open on.wsj.com/1EMzYoG

Mar 09, 2015

Commodities traders like Noble have trouble being public firms. Maybe they should have stayed private on.wsj.com/1EMzYoG by @andypeaps

Mar 09, 2015

The Noble Group case shows trading firms can’t go too far in being more open on.wsj.com/1EMzYoG

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Transocean CEO and President Steps Down

wsj.com — Transocean Ltd. said its president and chief executive, Steven Newman, will step down effective Monday. The international offshore drilling services company said Sunday that the move was mutually agreed by Mr. Newman and the board of directors, without giving a reason for the resignation. Ian Strachan, chairman of the board, will serve...
Feb 16, 2015

Carl Icahn's next CEO search? Transocean CEO out. Stock was the worst performer in S&P 500 last year, down 63%. on.wsj.com/1DeT33r

The U.S.’s Next Steps - Energy Journal

blogs.wsj.com — Here's your morning jolt of news, insight and analysis on the global energy business. Send us tips, suggestions and complaints: andrew.peaple@wsj.com Sign up for this newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/EnergyJournalSignup WHERE DOES U.S. ENERGY POLICY GO NEXT? The U.S.

Falling Oil Prices Test OPEC Unity

online.wsj.com — As global crude prices plunged earlier this month, Venezuela's foreign minister asked to see Saudi Arabia's top oil official at a climate-change conference on Margarita Island, off the South American coast. Ali al-Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, was expecting a plea to reduce oil output and bolster markets.
Nov 16, 2014

OPEC knows it must cut production to lift oil prices. Unclear is whether its members agree. on.wsj.com/11hkQPV via @WSJ

Nov 17, 2014

OPEC knows it must cut production to lift oil prices. Unclear is whether its members agree on.wsj.com/11hkQPV via @WSJ

Nov 17, 2014

RT @andypeaps: OPEC knows it must cut production to lift oil prices. Unclear is whether its members agree on.wsj.com/11hkQPV via @WSJ

Nov 17, 2014

RT @FalconerTim: Let's hope so --> “The upcoming #OPEC meeting is going to be the most difficult one during this century” http://t.co/1US…

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Severstal’s Mordashov: Confident in Russian Economy Despite Its Problems

online.wsj.com — The recent arrest of Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov has stoked anxiety in the country's business community, according to Alexey Mordashov, the majority owner of steelmaker Severstal. Mr. Yevtushenkov, the largest shareholder in conglomerate Sistema, was placed under house arrest in September on suspicion of money laundering related to the company's purchase of oil company Bashneft in 2009.
Nov 10, 2014

Severstal’s Mordashov expresses concern about the Yevtushenkov case on.wsj.com/1xdDxSp via @WSJ

Nov 11, 2014

ICYMI: interview with Alexey Mordashov, boss of Severstal on.wsj.com/1xdDxSp via @WSJ

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Aug 03, 2015

@JavierBlas2 But you know - Rio's mkt cap now much larger than Glen's....

Aug 03, 2015

Glencore heading to GBP2 a share (floated at GBP5.30). Takeover target?

Aug 03, 2015

RT @Andrew_Marshall: Lunch with the FT - Jeremy Paxman with 20-year old Mhairi Black MP is a great read, life enhancing, politics aside ft.com/cms/s/2/9af5a6…

Jul 31, 2015

'Our stock market looks like a downhill ski run, so what better time to get the Winter Olympics?' twitter.com/feliciasonmez/…

Jul 30, 2015

New time-saving decision: never read another story about Top Gear

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