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November 19, 2012
06:08 EDTGS, NOK, HBC, TOTOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: U.S. companies are cutting back investment plans at the fastest rate since the recession, a sign of more trouble for the economic recovery, the Wall Street Journal reports...HSBC Holdings (HBC) is negotiating with an unnamed potential buyer for its 15.6% stake in Ping An Insurance Co. of China. The stake would be worth $9.17B at current prices, the Wall Street Journal reports.. REUTERS: Goldman Sachs (GS) bought warrants worth $40M in Dubai's Drake & Scull International less than a week after helping arrange a loan facility for the contracting firm, Reuters reports...The French power group EDF is part of a consortium in talks with Total (TOT) to buy its gas network and storage business, TIGF, according to Les Echos, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: The shadow banking industry has grown to about $67T, $6T higher than previously thought, leading global regulators to seek more oversight of financial transactions that fall outside traditional oversight, Bloomberg reports...Shares of Nokia (NOK) increased as much as 5.5%, the most in a month, after the company said it received reports that its new Lumia 920 smartphone had sold out in Germany, Bloomberg reports.
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February 26, 2015
10:35 EDTGSGoldman Sachs shakes up mergers and acquisitions group, Financial Times says
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February 25, 2015
13:56 EDTTOTSaudi Arabia aims to become second-largest refined oil exporter, WSJ says
Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi said Wednesday it plans to become the world's second-largest refined oil product exporter by 2017, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing statements given at a conference. Two new refineries in Saudi Arabia will add 800,000 BPD this year, and a planned 2017 refinery in Jazan will bring the kingdom's total capacity to over 3M BPD. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
06:45 EDTTOTSaudi minister says demand for oil rising, Reuters reports
The price for Brent oil was little changed around $59 per barrel early this morning after Saudi Arbaia's energy minister said that demand for petroleum was increasing, according to Reuters. The minister added that oil markets "are calm now, Reuters added. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
06:36 EDTGSGoldman Sachs looking to launch energy debt investment fund, NY Times reports
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February 24, 2015
07:21 EDTGSSecurities Industry & Financial Markets Association to hold a conference
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06:15 EDTGSBanks probed for possible rigging of precious metals markets, WSJ reports
Officials in the U.S. are investigating at least 10 major banks for potential rigging of precious-metals markets, sources tell The Wall Street Journal. The DOJ's antitrust unit are investigating the price-setting process for gold, silver, palladium and platinum in London, while the CFTC has begun a civil investigation, with both agencies making requests for information, including a subpoena to HSBC (HSBC) from the CFTC. According to a source, Credit Suisse (CS), JP Morgan (JPM), UBS (UBS), Societe Generale (SCGLY), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Barclays (BCS), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Deutsche Bank (DB) are also under investigation. Reference Link
February 23, 2015
13:45 EDTTOTOpec may call emergency meeting if crude continues slide, FT says
According to Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's oil minister, Opec members have discussed holding an emergency meeting if crude prices continue to tumble, says the Financial Times. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT).
09:59 EDTTOTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:01 EDTTOTTotal upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Howard Weil
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06:52 EDTGSGoldman Sachs sees $3B in possible legal costs above reserves
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February 22, 2015
11:59 EDTTOTUSW to expand ULP oil strike
The United Steelworkers, USW, announced that it will expand its unfair labor practice strike, ULP, by launching a work stoppage tonight at midnight at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. This refinery, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company and Saudi Refining, produces more than 600,000 barrels per day. In addition, 24 hour strike notices were delivered at Motiva’s two Louisiana refineries in Convent and Norco as well as at the Shell Chemical plant in Norco. Capacity at these facilities is 235,000 and 238,000. These refineries are also jointly operated by Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Refining, Inc. of Saudi Arabia. “The industry’s refusal to meaningfully address safety issues through good faith bargaining gave us no other option but to expand our work stoppage,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
February 19, 2015
07:12 EDTGSWharton Health Care Club to hold a conference
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06:58 EDTTOTU.S. oil prices tumble after inventory data released, Reuters says
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06:47 EDTGSReport shows subprime consumer loans at pre-2007 levels, WSJ says
Equifax (EFX) has released a report stating nearly 40%, or 50M, of auto loans, credit cards, and personal loans during the first 11 months of 2014 were made to subprime customers, the highest levels since the 2007 financial crisis, reports the Wall Street Journal. LendingTree (TREE) Chief Marketing Officer Gabriel Dalporto attributes the growth to nonbank lenders under less regulatory scrutiny than large banks. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
February 18, 2015
08:21 EDTNOKBofa European telecom equipment analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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07:33 EDTGSGoldman Sachs vows legal battle with Bank of Portugal over loan, Reuters says
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07:21 EDTGSJPMorgan, Citi top government report of riskiest banks, Reuters reports
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February 17, 2015
06:58 EDTTOTBrent oil reaches $62 per barrel, Reuters reports
Driven higher by Middle East turbulence, the price of brent crude oil reached $62 per barrel today, close to its 2015 high, according to Reuters. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
06:39 EDTGSBanks settle claims related to mortgage securities, Reuters says
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February 16, 2015
06:51 EDTTOTTotal downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
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