DRSD to get bigger budget in 2020
The French defence intelligence and security service, the DRSD (Direction [...]
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has carved a place for itself internationally as an alternative to Boeing thanks to the success of the A330, the A350 and the A380. The company is a merger of French, German and Spanish aircraft makers. As well as its civil activity it has military projects such as Eurofighter Typhoon, in partnership with BAE Systems, the A400M transport aircraft and also combat and transport helicopters. The company also has space programmes.
The recent appointment of economic intelligence specialist Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani as head of the general secretariat of the finance ministry coincides with the more offensive posture that President Emmanuel Macron wants the ministry to assume. [...]
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. [...]