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Suncor attacks Canadian Oil Sands leadership as having ’almost no skin in the game’

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CALGARY — Suncor Energy’s latest appeal to Canadian Oil Sands shareholders attacks the leadership of the reluctant takeover target for having ‘almost no skin in the game.’ Suncor CEO Steve Williams says COS directors and executives own less than 0.1 per cent of the company’s shares. He says if COS …

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Oil to stay below $50 for two years, while other commodities rebound, Scotiabank says

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CALGARY – As benchmark oil prices tumbled to new 11-year lows on Monday, a new report painted a grim picture of the outlook for energy prices next year and 2017. How can Canada make money when it's selling the cheapest oil in the world? The oil collapse that pushed crude …

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Oil hits lowest since 2004 with Goldman Sachs predicting $20 crude before we’re done

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LONDON — Brent crude prices hit their lowest in over 11 years on Monday, hounded by a relentless rise in global supply that looks set to outpace demand again next year. Oil production is running close to record highs and, with more barrels poised to enter the market from the …

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Oil industry to lose 100,000 jobs by the end of 2015 as policy uncertainties, low prices decimate sector

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The oil and gas sector will see 100,000 job losses by the end of this year, including 40,000 direct jobs, as a combination of policy uncertainties and low crude oil prices decimates the sector, the head of the country’s oil and gas industry group says. Oilpatch survivors are suffering ‘burnout …

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Suncor Energy Inc’s bid for Canadian Oil Sands Ltd pits CEO’s pledge to deliver against poor record

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As Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. tries to fend off Suncor Energy Inc.’s $4.33 billion bid, the latest upset at its only business couldn’t have come at a worse time. Billionaire investor Seymour Shulich says he would support a sweetened offer for Canadian Oil Sands The most outspoken opponent of Suncor …

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Oil price collapse named Business Story of the Year for second year in a row

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CALGARY — The price of oil — and its far-reaching impact on the Canadian economy — has once again been voted The Canadian Press Business Story of the Year. np_storybar title=”Canada’s challenge is how to make money selling the world’s cheapest oil — but it can be done” link=”http://business.financialpost.com/news/energy/canadas-challenge-is-how-to-make-money-selling-the-worlds-cheapest-oil-but-it-can-be-done?__lsa=7c02-804f”%5D The …

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Where did the potential buyers of Canadian Oil Sands disappear to?

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Unless something dramatic happens between now and Friday, Suncor’s planned, albeit hostile, acquisition of Canadian Oil Sands is expected to play out as anticipated. While shareholders may not like the all-paper offer, they will support the transaction because the alternative of owning an independent company that trades lower – is …

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Canadian crude — the world’s cheapest oil — falls to record low as slump deepens

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A deepening oil market slump is adding fresh pain for producers of the world’s cheapest crude as the Canadian heavy grade reached a record low, raising the prospect of more production coming offline. Spot prices for Western Canadian Select fell to US$19.81 a barrel on Wednesday, the lowest since tracking …

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Oil resumes slide after earlier gain as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran raises questions about future supply

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LONDON — Oil slipped, reversing earlier gains after a breakdown in diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran that some speculated could result in supply restrictions, although gains were tempered by data showing some of Asia’s largest economies are struggling. Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, cut diplomatic ties …

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Oil plunge spurs bold call that Bank of Canada will cut rates next week

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Oil’s plunge to below $31 Monday has spurred a bold call from one financial giant that the Bank of Canada will cut rates on Jan. 20. Things are falling apart, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a note to investors Monday. “Recent data suggest that economic weakness is spreading …

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