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US mutual funds urged to divest from CNPC, PetroChina over Darfur - includes companies' responses

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Author: Abid Aslam, IPS News (Inter Press Service)

Des activistes ont lancé une tentative pour couvrir de honte certaines des plus grandes sociétés d'investissement du monde [qui ont investit dans des] firmes pétrolières chinoises qu'ils accusent de complicité dans ce que le gouvernement des Etats-Unis appelle le génocide dans la région occidentale du Soudan, le Darfour... Les activistes veulent que les 'Franklin Templeton Investments'..., le 'JPMorgan Chase', le 'Capital Group's American Funds', les 'Fidelity Investments', et le 'Vanguard Group' vendent leurs actions dans la PetroChina et la firme dont elle est dérivée, la 'China National Petroleum Corporation' (CNPC). [avec réponses de Franklin Templeton, Vanguard, Fidelity]... Le 'Capital Group' et le 'JPMorgan Chase' n'étaient pas disponibles pour faire un commentaire... [fait aussi référence à Wellington Management]

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5 September 2007

Finance: Darfur Groups Ask U.S. Funds to Drop Chinese Oil Majors

Author: Abid Aslam, IPS News (Inter Press Service)

Activists have launched a bid to shame some of the world's largest mutual fund companies into dumping Chinese oil majors they accuse of complicity in what the U.S. government calls genocide in western Sudan's Darfur region... Activists want U.S.-based Franklin Templeton Investments, JPMorgan Chase, Capital Group's American Funds, Fidelity Investments, and Vanguard Group to sell their shares in PetroChina and the firm from which it was spun off, the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)... [includes responses by Franklin Templeton, Vanguard, Fidelity] Capital Group and JPMorgan Chase were unavailable for comment Wednesday. [also refers to Wellington Management]

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