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BHP Billiton to spin out non-core assets

The Anglo-Australian mining company has announced plans to spin off unwanted aluminum and coal assets in a move that is expected to create a new business worth up to $17 billion Continue reading

Virtus Oil warns investors about advertisement

The Moskowitz Report claims that the oil and gas company's assets are worth $44 a share, even though its stock is trading around $1. Continue reading

BHP Billiton 'prefers' demerger option

The Anglo-Australian miner hints a decision is close on whether to spin off its non-core assets into a separate company and concentrate on four or five core "pillars," including iron ore and petroleum. Continue reading

Junior creditors to investigate Energy Future

The group of second-lien noteholders has asserted the original restructuring plan for the electricity producer would have shortchanged them. Continue reading

Loews sells HighMount Exploration unit for $800M

Tisch family-led conglomerate bought the unit betting on higher natural gas prices, but that proved to be a money-losing proposition. Continue reading

European market moves toward covenant-lite loans

Investors' hunger for yield drives increasingly sponsor-friendly terms in the middle market as well as in larger deals, says Marborough Partners. Continue reading

Big investments for Indian hydro, wind power

India's Reliance Power and GE place bets on alternative energy provision in India as the country attempts to reduce its reliance on coal while finding urgently needed new sources of electricity. Continue reading

An activist's plans for Rowan Cos.

Investor Clifton Robbins may have spinoffs of assets into an MLP in mind. Continue reading

Algonquin Power goes activist on Gas Natural

Algonquin Power insists Gas Natural "immediately" commence a process to maximize shareholder value through the sale of the company. Continue reading

Empyrean Energy puts itself on auction block

After the sale of a partner in the Sugarloaf area of mutual interest in Texas, the oil and gas exploration company may be looking to cash out. Continue reading

U.K. seeks new powers to shape takeovers

Business Secretary Vince Cable aims to develop a "fallback" weapon to intervene in takeovers on national interest grounds when a bidder refuses to negotiate. Continue reading

Outright sale of KBR not so farfetched

Given the deals done in the oilfield engineering sector, one analyst thinks the company better known as Kellogg, Brown and Root may invite interest now that it's considering its strategic options. Continue reading

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