Airbus's mine scandal hides battle between former royal trustees
Who runs Noor Capital, the Emirati fund managed by Olivier Couriol?
The Emirati investment fund Noor Capital, which gained prominence in early 2019 for trying to export tons of gold from Venezuela's reserves to the United Arab Emirates, has specialized in high-level financial transactions. Founded by former oil minister Mana Saeed Al Otaiba, Noor brings together assets of some of the largest trading families in the Emirates and the wider Gulf region. [...]
Olivier Brun, the missing link between Airbus and all of the networks under investigation
While France's financial prosecution service, the PNF, and the UK's Serious Fraud Office chug along with their vast corruption probe into Airbus Group, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the aircraft manufacturer's former financial arranger played a decisive role in the signing of key export contracts. [...]
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