By Claudia Cattaneo:  Financial Post

“On Dec. 7, 2012,…a reluctant Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a consequential decision:  The Nexen sale to CNOOC would be allowed, but there would be new rules preventing any more state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from purchasing controlling interests in the oilsands.”

“….Beijing is tightening its control; and a Canadian company that was once a Canadian international trailblazer has become a tight-lipped subsidiary………Its secrecy makes it hard to assess progress on its commitments to Canada – both those announced publicly to win Canadians’ support and those made to the federal government, which remain confidential.”

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/12/13/two-years-in-nexen-deal-still-a-tough-swallow-for-state-owned-cnooc/?__lsa=29fa-02a5

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