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WikiLeaks Reveals Al Thani Royal Family Maintains A "Tight Grip On Power"

Posted: November 2nd, 2017

The journalistic transparency group WikiLeaks has publically disclosed millions of internal diplomatic documents and cables leaked from the U.S. Government. The documents reveal the realities of international diplomacy—often with unvarnished candor. In particular, the diplomatic communications reveal much about Qatar, its royal Al Thani family, the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, and relations with the United States. DE-Tenants.org has already cited many WikiLeaks sources throughout our Qatar reporting. Today we want to assemble the WikiLeaks sources in one location.


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family

Qatari Elite Linked to Icelandic Market Manipulation, Part 4: Panama Papers Offer Key Insights

Posted: October 23rd, 2017

DE-Tenants.org is researching the business transactions and holdings of the Qatar Investment Authority and Qatari elites – particularly the country’s ruling Al-Thani family. Previously (Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3), we detailed how investments made by a Qatari royal Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Thani into Icelandic bank Kaupthing were actually financed by proceeds of a loan made by Kaupthing to Al-Thani. The loan and reinvestment prompted an investigation by Icelandic authorities into Kaupthing bankers (but not Al-Thani). Bankers were ultimately indicted and convicted. Today’s brief post looks at how the Panama Papers database, established from leaked offshore documents acquired and posted online by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), offers insight into the Kaupthing bank affair…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

Qatari Elite Linked to Icelandic Market Manipulation, Part 3: Court Convictions

Posted: October 20th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org is researching the business transactions and holdings of the Qatar Investment Authority and Qatari elites — particularly the country’s ruling Al-Thani family. Previously (Part 1 & Part 2), we detailed how investments made by a Qatari royal Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Thani into Icelandic bank Kaupthing were actually financed by proceeds of a loan made by Kaupthing to Al-Thani. The loan and reinvestment prompted an investigation by Icelandic authorities into Kaupthing bankers (but not Al-Thani). Bankers were ultimately indicted. Today’s post details the convictions.


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

Qatari Elite Linked to Icelandic Market Manipulation, Part 2: Loan Reinvestment and Gov’t Investigation

Posted: October 19th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org is researching the business transactions and holdings of the Qatar Investment Authority and Qatari elites — particularly the country’s ruling Al-Thani family. Previously (Part 1), we detailed how Qatari royal and longtime government official Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Thani in the fall of 2008 (amidst the global financial crisis) invested in the Icelandic bank Kaupthing. Today’s post details how Al-Thani had in fact invested in the bank with loans provided by Kaupthing…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

Qatari Elite Linked to Icelandic Market Manipulation, Part 1: Introduction

Posted: October 18th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org is exploring the multi-billion dollar partnership between Douglas Emmett, Inc. and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the Middle Eastern oil and gas nation of Qatar. As part of our research effort, we are digging into the background of the QIA, along with Qatar’s ruling family, Al-Thani, which controls the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, including assets and deals unrelated to Douglas Emmett.


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

Qatari Investment Series: QIA Invests in Paris Real Estate and Hotel

Posted: October 16th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org has published extensively on the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and the royal Al Thani family of Qatar. Our research project has produced, among many other things, an asset list outlining 350+ corporate vehicles connected to the QIA wealth fund and the Al Thani royal family. Because of reader interest and because the asset list is so extensive, DE-Tenants.org continues publishing an ongoing series of posts detailing the asset list’s most notable contents and highlighting interesting trends, today we explain how two key French companies link to the QIA and hold EUR 754 million in Paris real estate…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

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