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December 6, 2012
06:08 EDTKKR, CVX, RDS.A, KOS, XOM, CIE, BPOn 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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08:38 EDTXOMN.J. State Assembly Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing
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07:04 EDTXOMAmerican Express confirms plans to launch Plenti loyalty program
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March 18, 2015
16:00 EDTBPOptions Update; March 18, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.20 to 26.10. Option volume leaders: AAPL RAD PBR TWTR FB TSLA CLF BP MGM according to Track Data.
10:03 EDTBPBP call activity attributed to renewed takeover speculation
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09:56 EDTBP, CVXRumor: BP strength attributed to takeover speculation
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08:31 EDTAAgilent names president and COO Mike McMullen as CEO
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08:25 EDTKKRSamson near deal for covenant breach waiver, NY Post says
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08:10 EDTKKRAres Management names Michael McFerran as CFO
Ares Management, L.P. (ARES) announced that it has appointed Michael R. McFerran as Executive VP, CFO and Treasurer, effective March 23. McFerran will assume firm-wide CFO and Treasurer responsibilities. McFerran was previously a Managing Director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) where he served as the CFO of KKR’s credit business and was the COO and CFO of KKR Financial Holdings LLC (KFN). Daniel F. Nguyen, Ares Management’s current CFO and Treasurer, will remain with Ares as CFO of the Ares Private Equity and Tradable Credit Groups and will continue his involvement with firm M&A activities. The CFO roles for each of the other two Ares investment groups, Direct Lending and Real Estate, will continue to be filled by Penni Roll and Tae-Sik Yoon, respectively. In addition, Roll will continue as CFO of Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) and Yoon will continue as CFO of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (ACRE).
07:02 EDTBPExterran nominates five new directors to board
Exterran Holdings (EXH) announced that its Board of Directors has nominated the following individuals for election to the Exterran Holdings Board at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 28: Anne-Marie N. Ainsworth – former President and CEO of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners, L.P. (OILT); Frances Powell Hawes – independent financial consultant and former CFO of NCI Building Systems (NCS); James H. Lytal – independent energy consultant and former President of Gulfterra Energy Partners LP; Richard R. Stewart- former President and CEO of GE Aero Energy (GE); and Ieda Gomes Yell – Managing Director of Energix Strategy Ltd. and former President of BP Brazil (BP). “In November 2014, we announced a plan to separate Exterran’s international contract operations, international aftermarket services and global fabrication businesses into an independent, publicly traded company in the second half of 2015,” said Mark Sotir, Executive Chairman of the Board. “Our Board has nominated these additional well qualified director candidates in anticipation of certain of Exterran’s directors resigning from the Board at the time of the separation in order to join the board of directors of the new publicly traded company. We have not yet reached a final determination regarding which directors will remain on Exterran’s Board and which directors will join the board of directors of SpinCo at the time of the separation.”
06:42 EDTKKRUxin raises $170M from KKR, Baidu, others, WSJ says
Chinese used car auctioneer Uxin has raised $170M from backers including KKR (KKR) and Baidu (BIDU), reports the Wall Street Journal. Uxin will primarily use the fund to expand its business-to-consumer operations to complete with rivals Bitauto (BITA) and Autohome (ATHM). Reference Link
06:16 EDTXOMAmerican Express to launch Plenti loyalty program this spring, WSJ reports
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March 17, 2015
09:11 EDTBPBP study criticized by Gulf oil spill trustees, Financial Times says
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08:27 EDTBPBP says environmental assessment shows most spill impact of short duration
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07:53 EDTKKRMatson American Eagle Jack Henry named triple play at Oppenheimer
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March 16, 2015
11:11 EDTXOM, CVX, BPOPEC sees oil prices to hit U.S. oil output by late 2015, Reuters says
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09:30 EDTKKRConsortium wants to securitize $5.3B of debt from GE Capital, Reuters says
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09:26 EDTCVXAtwood Oceanics Atwood Osprey to be out of service for 30 days due to cyclone
Atwood Oceanics (ATW) announced that its semisubmersible drilling unit, the Atwood Osprey, parted several mooring lines and drifted approximately three nautical miles from its original position during Cyclone Olwyn, which impacted the northwest coast of Australia on March 12. The rig is currently stable with a support vessel in position, and preliminary results indicate minimal damage with an estimated maximum of 30 days out of service time for repairs. No rig personnel were injured in the event. The Atwood Osprey is contracted to Chevron Australia (CVX) and was on location at the Iago 1B well. The well had been shut down and secured in accordance with Chevron's cyclone demobilization procedures and the rig had ballasted down and evacuated all its rig personnel in advance of the cyclone. Atwood Oceanics is coordinating its efforts with Chevron, the Australian offshore regulator and other affected parties.
08:06 EDTCVXCB&I awarded technology and FEED contracts for coker unit
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07:25 EDTKKRChinese consortium enters Philips auction, Reuters says
A consortium consisting of Lattice Power, GSR Ventures, and Temasek has placed a last-minute bid in the auction for Philips' (PHG) lighting components business, reports Reuters, citing two sources familiar with the matter. The sources also said the CVC and KKR (KKR) consortium tabled their potentially leading bid. Philips will enter exclusive talks with the winner early next week. Reference Link
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