French desperately seek Sawwaf
The French foreign ministry encouraged Mazen Al Sawwaf to go into partnership with French companies wanting to invest in Saudi Arabia, but the businessman has left them high and dry. [...]
Thales is a defense electronics company in aerospace and defense industries. It came into being with the merger of Alcatel, Dassault Electronic and Thomson CSF and inherited the latter company’s naval activity, which it has developed in recent years. Thales now operates in 50 countries and has become a leading player in the defense industry.
Turkmenistan is turning into the epicenter of a hard-fought battle between European and Asian defence groups. The Central Asian country under the authoritarian rule of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is secretly looking to acquire an optical observation satellite system. [...]
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. [...]