Corporate intelligence firms gear up for exodus from China
After the difficulties experienced by Mintz, corporate intelligence firms in Beijing and Hong Kong are mulling moves to Singapore.
The London private investigation and security firm, which assists security agencies across the Commonwealth, has been working on a dispute between Hungarian energy giant MOL and the Croatian government that has raged for more than 10 years.
Saab and partner Alvaro Pulido are both citizens of Colombia, a close US ally. Before setting up shop in Venezuela, they forged a global business empire at home, where they won influential political friends and allegedly laundered money.
Marc P., the former DGSE intelligence director sent to Singapore to reactivate the French foreign intelligence service's South East Asia networks, is starting to accept he won't get the DGSE's top job. The role would have crowned a marathon career in intelligence, in step with the organisation's twists and turns for three decades.
An unusual trial that ended this month saw Woolsey accused of protecting Mormon polygamists and an Armenian national convicted of fraud against US government agencies. He reportedly evaded charges due to suffering from advanced dementia.
Documents obtained by Intelligence Online reveal the extent of Moscow's efforts to build trade with Myanmar, where delegations of Russian executives and engineers have flocked of late. Vladimir Kazadaev's recent appointment as Russia's trade representative there is the latest example of Moscow's trade push.
By bumping up the advisory staff of its US investment office USSA International, the governor of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund intends to increase its financial exposure to the dollar and bring several companies in its portfolio to maturity.
Sheikh Salman's dominance over Bahrain's security circles has been increasingly undercut by his half-brother Sheikh Nasser's rapid ascent within the country's governmental apparatus. Salman's many official roles, however, have helped him maintain control over Bahrain's most sensitive affairs.