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December 6, 2012
06:08 EDTRDS.A, BP, XOM, CVX, CIE, KOS, KKROn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Shipping some of the newly abundant U.S. natural gas overseas would benefit the nation's economy more than keeping it all at home, according to a long-awaited study by the Energy Information Administration, which has the potential to reshape the global energy market. The endorsement could turn the tide in a politically sensitive issue, the Wall Street Journal reports...Regulators and market analysts say some money managers wait until the last moments of a quarter to bid aggressively for more shares of a stock they already own, which drives up the value of their entire position in the stock. A Wall Street Journal analysis of daily trading in about 10,000 stocks since 2004 found that on the final trading day of each quarter, there was a sharp increase in the number of stocks that beat the market by at least five percentage points, then trailed it by three points or more the next trading day, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Apple’s (AAPL) rank in China's smartphone market fell to number six in Q3, or under 10%, as it faces tougher competition from Chinese brands, according to research firm IDC, Reuters reports...The European Central Bank will likely keep interest rates on hold on today but may offer clues on its policy path for next year with updated forecasts likely to present a difficult outlook for the euro zone economy in 2013, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Chevron (CVX), facing its longest slide in energy output in four years, could use its record cash to reignite growth by acquiring Cobalt International Energy (CIE) or Kosmos Energy (KOS), Bloomberg reports...KKR & Co. (KKR) sees investment opportunities in Southeast Asian companies that will benefit from economic growth and increased consumer spending in 2013, Bloomberg reports.
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07:31 EDTXOMWEX signs definitive purchase agreement regarding Exxon's Esso Card program
WEX Inc. (WEX) announced the execution of the definitive purchase and sale agreement relating to the previously announced proposed acquisition of ExxonMobil’s (XOM) European commercial fuel card, or Esso Card, program through a majority owned joint venture, WEX Europe Services Limited. In addition, all necessary regulatory approvals have been received and the employee information and consultation processes have been cleared. The transaction is on track and is expected to close in late 2014 or early 2015. “The purchase of the Esso Card portfolio remains an important element to building our on-the-ground presence in the European market, and enhances WEX’s long-term growth profile. Our efforts to advance this transaction remain on track and position us to create a substantial and profitable European footprint,” said Melissa Smith, WEX’s president and CEO.
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KKR co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts have noted they plan to stay at the firm for at least five more years, but Scott Nuttall and Joseph Bae are surfacing as the most likely people to fill those positions eventually, according to Reuters, citing sources. The sources said that both Kravis and Roberts have kept details of the succession plan a secret even within the company. Reference Link
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