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Chen Guoqing (陈国庆) and Related Entities Purchased 21 Homes in NYC Area Worth $197 Million

Posted: March 8th, 2018

Today’s post will reveal our original reporting on one of HNA Group’s principals, Chen Guoqing (陈国庆). Chen Guoqing represents HNA Group in the United States, where he has left a large corporate footprint. DE-Tenants.org has learned that Chen Guoqing, his wife and associated corporate vehicles have owned 21 homes in the greater New York City area estimated to be worth $197,161,364. They retain 15 of the homes at present, worth $161,671,766. One of the properties, purchased in 1997 and still owned today, is located in Trump International Hotel and Tower, located at 1 Central Park West.


Tagged: More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets, More on Qatar - Russia Investments, More on Qatar - China Investments

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

 

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