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As Ivanhoe Energy sells assets, Robert Friedland buys shares

Nathan VanderKlippe for The Globe and Mail

In December Ivanhoe Energy Inc. completed two Chinese assets sales to help reduce debt. In addition to strengthening the balance sheet, the sales were a part of a strategy to focus the company's attention on developing heavy oil projects in Canada and Ecuador as well as advancing its proprietary heavy-to-light (HTL) oil upgrading technology. Ivanhoe co-chair Robert Friedland was buying Ivanhoe Energy shares late last fall. This week he was buying again. On Jan. 23 he picked up 2.2 million shares at 90 cents.

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Infographic reflects public-market transactions of common shares or unit trusts by company officers and directors.

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