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Qatari Investment Series: Qatar Elites Invest in French Luxury Real Estate

Posted: October 13th, 2017 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, will today begin publishing an ongoing series of posts detailing the asset list’s most notable contents and highlighting interesting trends…

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

Demonstration at Douglas Emmett-Sponsored Event

Posted: October 5th, 2017

Members of Operating Engineers, Local 501 rallied at a Douglas Emmett Inc.-sponsored clean water event in Santa Monica on October 3rd, 2017. The demonstration highlighted Douglas Emmett water violations and called for Area Standards — fair wages, benefits and working conditions — and respect for Engineers at Douglas Emmett-owned properties…

Tagged: Tenant Issues - Health, Safety & Maintenance, Tenant Issues - CA Water Board & Environment

Tax Haven Series (Part 4): HBJ Companies Distancing Mossack Fonseca

Posted: September 27th, 2017 has already revealed (Part 1 of this series) that Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani (known by his initials "HBJ"), a member of the Qatari royalty and the nation?s former Prime Minister, has held four Panamanian companies linked to Luxembourg bank accounts. Per the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), in 2011, HBJ began to acquire four companies, all in Panama, to hold bank accounts in Luxembourg…

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

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