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Nawaz Sharif Toppled by Panama Papers, HBJ Discredited by Supreme Court, Part 2

Posted: November 29th, 2017

Today’s post examines how Qatar’s former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (known as HBJ) endeavored to aide Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during Sharif’s corruption and money laundering trial in Pakistan. HBJ was not implicated in the case, but his actions ultimately discredited him in the eyes of Pakistani court…


Tagged: More on Qatar - Al Thani Family

Nawaz Sharif Toppled by Panama Papers, HBJ Discredited by Supreme Court, Part 1

Posted: November 28th, 2017

Today’s update is about one of the politicians toppled in the aftermath of the Panama Papers—Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In July 2017, Pakistan’s Supreme Court issued a decision to dismiss Nawaz Sharif based on corruption and money laundering accusations stemming from the Panama Papers. In October 2017, Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter and son-in-law were indicted for corruption. Sharif’s disgrace came despite attempts by Qatar’s former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani to defend the Sharif family—attempts which ultimately discredited Al Thani in the eyes of Pakistan’s Supreme Court…


Tagged: More on Qatar - Al Thani Family

Deutsche Bank Series, Part 3: Euro Authorities Mull Investigation of Qatari Emir, Qatari PM, and Chinese HNA Group

Posted: November 8th, 2017

DE-Tenants.org previously reported that the former Emir and former Prime Minister of Qatar hold large investment positions in Deutsche Bank. In March 2017, Deutsche announced plans for its fourth capital hike since 2010. The troubled bank sold 687.5 million new shares at a steep discount. The capital raising closed on April 6. News accounts reported that the former Prime Minister of Qatar Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani (“HBJ”) took part in this March 2017 capital hike, after he and the former Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani had already attained a combined stake of nearly 10% in Deutsche Bank in summer 2016.


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

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

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