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Correct: Harper Says Cnooc-Nexen Must Be in Canada’s Interest

August 23, 2012

(Corrects company name in first paragraph.)

Cnooc Ltd.’s $15.1 billion bid for Nexen Inc. (NXY) would have significant implications and must be judged to be in the long-term interest of the Canadian economy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said.

Harper made the comment to reporters in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Mayeda in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Scanlan at

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