Edelman's pro-Russian shift
According to our sources, the PR firm Edelman is leaning further towards Russia with the recent hire of John Browne, [...]
BP, also referred to be its former name British Petroleum, is a British multinational in the oil and gas business. It has oil operations in more than 70 countries and it produces 3.3 million barrels of oil a day.
Favourite courtier of African presidents Jacob Zuma, Ali Bongo and Denis Sassou-Nguesso, South African Ivor Ichikowitz is little by little making his mark in Central Asia. Alongside such influential regional businessmen as Kenges Rakishev in Kazakhstan and Fuad Seyidaliyev in Azerbaijan, the head of the Paramount arms group is trying to establish himself there, while still maintaining his positions in Africa. [...]
Brothers Mansour and Salah Fustok, are Lebanese Sunnis who have been established in the Gulf for more than 40 years. A third brother, Mahmoud, died in a road accident in 2006 but the two remaining brothers remain the gatekeepers that foreign companies need if they want access to the entourage of the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. [...]