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China Shenhua Plans an $8.9 Billion Shanghai IPO; PetroChina a $5 billion Shanghai IPO

  From Staff Reports China Shenhua Energy Co., China’s largest coal producer, plans to raise 66.6 billion Yuan ($8.9 billion), in the biggest share sale in China in 2007. The initial public offering will sell about 1.8 billion shares on the Shanghai market for 34.99 Yuan to 36.99 Yuan a piece, the company said in […]

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The ‘$900 Million Conspiracy’ Trade That Wasn’t?

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Contributing Editor It’s Friday morning, and the $900 million ‘Mystery Trade’ that I’ve written to you about several times recently expires today. This trade, which has been cause célèbre on the Internet, especially in chat rooms frequented by conspiracy theorists, will likely expire having served its purpose as a below-market-rate financing mechanism […]

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Canadian Dollar Reaches Par Against the Greenback

From Staff Reports The Canadian dollar rose to parity against the U.S. dollar for the first time since 1976 yesterday (Thursday), supported by surging oil prices and broad weakness in the greenback, the Financial Times reported. RBC Capital Markets analyst Adam Cole expects the Canadian dollar to continue its upward trajectory. The reason: “Canada produces […]

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Posco Gears Up to Build India’s Biggest Blast Furnace

By Jason Simpkins Staff Writer Korea’s Posco Ltd., Asia’s third-largest steelmaker, has landed a $350 million contract to build the biggest blast furnace in India, Bloomberg News said Wednesday. The furnace, a key part of the steel-making process, is for the Steel Authority of India Ltd., which is 85.84% state owned. It makes 14 million […]

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How to Profit From the Dubai-China Connection

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Contributing Editor It was only back in August that I penned a report that I titled, The China Connection: Why Dubai Is Really Interested In MGM. Within that little investment treatise, I suggested that the “real” story wasn’t Dubai’s investment in MGM – as most analysts thought. It was Dubai’s interest in […]

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Oil Surges Toward $85 A Barrel

By Jason Simpkins Staff Writer Crude oil spiked to a new all-time intra-day high of $82.51 a barrel – finally closing at a record $81.93 a barrel, up 42 cents – on the New York Mercantile Exchange yesterday (Wednesday), thanks to continued concerns over refinery outages and after a U.S. Energy Department report showed a […]

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Global Business Roundup: BoE Injects $20B, Steel Prices Surge, Arcelor on the Prowl, Mitsubishi Plugs Into Russia, H-P is Taken With Taiwan, Hyundai Eyes China, and More

In other top business and financial stories from around the world: The Bank of England said yesterday (Wednesday) that it would inject  $20 billion into the long-term money markets next week because of the ongoing worldwide credit crunch. The British central bank is addressing liquidity issues in the so-called “Interbank” market – where commercial banks […]

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Germany Eyes Ownership Stake in Airbus Parent EADS

From Staff Reports Germany could take a direct stake in the problem-plagued European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. NV aerospace group – the parent of airliner builder Airbus SAS – in 2010, a German official said Tuesday. Germany would replace a consortium made up of German states and investors, Germany’s Deputy Economy Minister for Aerospace […]

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EU Presses for More Energy Control

By Jason SimpkinsStaff Writer The European Commission yesterday (Wednesday) introduced a plan calling for a massive restructuring of power grids throughout the continent.  The plan was designed to reduce the region’s vulnerability to the massive energy companies that control the production and transmission of gas and electricity. Currently, large energy companies monopolize energy production and […]

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SK Group Getting Huge Boost From Asian Expansion

From Staff Reports SK Engineering & Construction, an affiliate of South Korean industrial conglomerate SK Group, has been turning its focus away from its small peninsula to the expanding economies of India, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, where industrial plants are popping up at rapid pace. Earlier this month, SK E & C reached a deal […]

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