Trump checks in with controversial Chinese group HNA
Despite launching an unprecedented commercial offensive against China, Donald Trump is about to get into bed with HNA Group, one [...]
Glencore is an Anglo-Swiss commodities trader that is particularly active in Africa, most notably the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2011, Glencore controlled 60% of the world’s zinc production and 50% of copper production. The company has been hit badly by falling commodities prices and has been selling off assets around the world.
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 position [...]
Fadel Al Kaabi, formerly of the Tawazun sovereign fund, set up the International Golden Group (IGG) in 2002. The company, which is headed by Fadel’s uncle, former armed forces deputy chief of staff Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, specialises in partnerships with Western defence groups like France’s Thales, Britain’s BAE, Paramount of South Africa and Italy’s Selex. In 2013, IGG also went into partnership [...]