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AP Worldstream: CNOOC’s failed bid for Unocal only a temporary setback for Chin

AP Worldstream: CNOOC’s failed bid for Unocal only a temporary setback for Chin

“In Australia, where Chinese oil, mineral and steel companies have been actively courting strategic partners, a takeover attempt on Woodside would face “significant hurdles…”: “An attempt by Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC to take over Woodside in 2000 was blocked by the government on national interest grounds.”

Sunday Aug 07, 2005

ELAINE KURTENBACH

Chinese oil company CNOOC’s failed bid for Unocal Corp. was a painful lesson for Beijing on the potential pitfalls of overseas mergers and acquisitions, but it’s unlikely to spoil China’s growing appetite for foreign investments _ including in the U.S.

Hungry for energy and other natural resources and driven by political and commercial imperatives to seek out new markets, advanced technology and brand names, Chinese companies are bound to keep hunting for global investment opportunities, despite the political risks, analysts said. read more

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The corporate dragons chasing success in the West

THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: The corporate dragons chasing success in the West

“Analysts say CNOOC could now make a bid for Royal Dutch Shell’s 34 per cent stake in the Australian company Woodside, but it is likely CNOOC would face similar obstacles from the Australian government to what they came up against in the US over the Unocal deal.”

Sunday 7 August 2005

Unocal might have been ‘saved’ for the American nation and the Chinese predators beaten off, but there are many more companies flexing their financial muscles in order to stake a claim in the global marketplace

By Tim Webb, Ben Schneiders and Clayton Hirst

Until recently, takeovers involving Western and Chinese companies were exclusively one-way traffic: Chinese takeaways by their bigger and richer Western rivals were the order of the day. But the tables are turning. Now, increasingly, Chinese companies, mostly owned – and funded – by the Chinese government, are becoming the predators. read more

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THE SUNDAY TIMES: Exshellent

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Exshellent

“A PLEASANT surprise at last from Royal Dutch Shell. How about that? Jorma Ollila is an excellent choice as the group’s next chairman. Few businessmen command the same level of international respect as Nokia’s chief executive.”

Sunday 7 August 2005

A PLEASANT surprise at last from Royal Dutch Shell. How about that? Jorma Ollila is an excellent choice as the group’s next chairman. Few businessmen command the same level of international respect as Nokia’s chief executive.

That’s also the view of Sir Chris Gent, one of Ollila’s best customers when he was at Vodafone. Gent, who has also moved up a corporate rung as chairman of Glaxo Smith Kline, said Ollila had “tremendous strategic insight which will propel Shell forwards”. read more

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The Observer: Shell has Ollila; now what it needs is oil

The Observer: Shell has Ollila; now what it needs is oil

Sunday 7 August 2005

Oliver Morgan

Sunday August 7, 2005

Congratulations to Royal Dutch Shell on finding a true industrial heavyweight to be its next chairman. Last week’s appointment of Nokia’s Jorma Ollila went down well among Shell followers, and the mishap-prone Anglo-Dutch behemoth even got some rather favourable press. A round of large advocaats for the board, then? Not so fast, barman.

Ollila may turn out to be the best man for the job, but he starts out as the best man to fit a set of criteria so stringent as to have been raising eyebrows in the City for months. That the next chairman of the recently unified ‘new Shell’ was not to be a Brit, a Dutchman or an American for fear of inflaming national rivalries suggested the company had not consigned its notoriously political culture to the past. read more

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Sunday Telegraph: Mr Mobile’s Shell shock

Sunday Telegraph: Mr Mobile’s Shell shock

“Jorma Ollila, the new chairman of Shell, is one of the world’s most admired businessmen. But how will he adapt to the oil giant’s bureaucracy…”: “Shell is still dealing with the consequences of last year’s scandal of the over-booking of its oil and gas reserves. That debacle led to the departure of its three most senior executives, including Sir Philip Watts, the chairman”

Sunday 7 August 2005

(Filed: 07/08/2005)

Jorma Ollila, the new chairman of Shell, is one of the world’s most admired businessmen. But how will he adapt to the oil giant’s bureaucracy, having come from fast-growing, unhierarchical Nokia? asks Sylvia Pfeifer

British teenagers voted him the most creative thinker of modern times in a poll conducted last year by the Design Council. It was an unexpected accolade from text-obsessed 14-to-18 year-olds for Jorma Ollila, the chief executive of Nokia, the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer. read more

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