+ Bank of Canada interest rate announcement – maintained overnight rate at 1%
+ Bird Construction Inc. agreed to acquire Nason Contracting Group Ltd.
+ BP plc announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of US$ 24 billion
+ Calfrac Well Services Ltd. announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $117 million
+ Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced plans to reduce staff by 4,500 jobs by 2016 in a cost cutting move
+ Canadian Natural Resources Limited announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $6.9 billion
+ Capital Power agreed to acquire a 50% interest in the 800MW natural gas fired Shepard Energy Centre from ENMAX Corporation for $860 million
+ Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $22 million
+ Chevron Corporation announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $36.7 billion
+ CNOOC Limited $15.1 takeover of Nexen Inc. got approval from Industry Canada, details of the approval deal negotiation not released by the government; approvals by U.S. regulators still remain as potential roadblocks to the deal
+ ConocoPhillips announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $15.8 billion
+ Crescent Point Energy Corp. announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $1.35 billion
+ Enbridge Income Funce Holdings Inc. and Enbridge Income Fund closed its $1.164 billion acquisition of crude storage and renewable power generation assets from Enbridge Inc.
+ Enbridge Inc. announced it has received sufficient shipper support to go forward with its $6.2 billion light oil program through expansion of several lines described as its Light Oil Market Access Program
+ Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. entered an agreement to acquire Plains Exploration & Production Co. in $20 billion deal
+ Husky Energy Inc. announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $4.8 billion
+ Ivanhoé Cambridge formed a JV with Callahan Capital Partners to expands its U.S. office properties portfolio
+ Lanesborough REIT closed the sale of Riverside Terrace in Saskatoon for $44 million
+ Lakeview Hotel REIT got unitholder approval for conversion to a corporate structure; will be Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp.
+ Loblaw Cos. Inc. announced they will spin off 35 million sq. ft. of stores into a REIT valued over $7 billion
+ Marathon Oil Corp. announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $5.2 billion
+ Novus Energy Inc. engaged advisors to explore alternatives to optimize shareholder value
+ Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $23 million
+ PetroFrontier Corp. initiated a strategic review process that may involve recapitalization or sale
+ PETRONAS takeover of Progress Energy Resources Corp. got approval from Industry Canada, details of the approval deal negotiation not released by the government
+ Rona Inc. announced it will sell non-core assets to improve profitability
+ Target Canada agreed to acquire lands near Balzac in Rocky View Country; will build 1.3 million sq. ft. distribution centre
+ TD Bank Group agreed to acquire Epoch Investment Partners Inc. for US$ 668 million
+ Terra Energy Corp. agreed to sell its Montney assets for $78 million
+ Trican Well Service Ltd. announced its 2013 CapEx Budget of $32.3 million
+ Unified Valve ltd. agreed to acquire Western Guage and Instruments Ltd.
+ XL Foods Inc. has been re-listed by U.S. regulators, allowing beef exports to the U.S.
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