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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said he is not aware of direct discussions with China about financial-institution to the CNOOC-Nexen CNOOC’s bid.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said he is not aware of direct discussions with China about financial-institution to the CNOOC-Nexen CNOOC’s bid.
(BLAIR GABLE/REUTERS)

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Ottawa weighs reciprocity with China for miners

A clue to what the federal government might be considering when it comes to reciprocity with China on investment deals can be found in a report government officials pored over earlier this year as Ottawa embarked on a study of investment by state-owned enterprises.

Documents obtained through an Access to Information request to Industry Canada show that the report, released by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Canadian International Council in February, has been studied by government officials as they contemplate how to deal with SOEs.