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Deutsche Bank Series, Part 2: Qataris Increase Deutsche Stake to Nearly 10% Using Margin Loans

Posted: November 7th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org continues to investigate investments made by the former prime minister of Qatar Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (HBJ) and his cousin the seventh Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. We last reported that, beginning in June 2014, HBJ and his family used an investment vehicle based in the British Virgin Islands, Paramount Services Holding Limited, to acquire 5.8% of Germany’s biggest bank—Deutsche Bank AG. Today we add further details.


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

Deutsche Bank Series: Part 1, HBJ and Qatari Emir Buy Stake in Deutsche Bank Using Offshore Vehicles

Posted: November 6th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org continues our deep dive research into the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and the Al Thani royal family of Qatar. Today we are highlighting a substantial investment made by the former prime minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (known by his initials "HBJ") and his cousin the seventh Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.


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

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

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