Huma Abedin's first cousin, Omar Amanat, 44 and an associate were convicted of Fraud on Tuesday for deceiving shareholders in their tech company by falsely inflating revenues. They face a 10 years in prison at his scheduled April 25th sentencing. Huma Abedin and cousin Omar Amanat Notably, the jury was "not permitted to hear a recorded telephone conversation in which Amanat tells a government cooperator that his first cousin is Huma Abedin, a former aide to last year's Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton," according to the Associated Press. Amanat and his partners deceived shareholders of "Kit Digital" between 2010 and 2012, falsely inflating revenues to hide losses. During the trial Amanat introduced fabricated emails as evidence. Ironically, court documents also reveal Amanat tried to destroy evidence before the trial - asking his brother over email to "delete all of my emails from the yahoo site," over concern that they might be subpoenaed at some point. "The evidence of their criminal schemes was so overwhelming that Amanat actually tried to fool the jury by introducing fake emails into the record as exculpatory 'evidence' in this trial," said Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H Kim, adding "Unfortunately for Tuzman and Amanat, the jury saw through their tangled web of lies, convicting them on all counts." Amanat was ordered immediately jailed by US District Court Judge Paul G. Gardephe after U.S. Attorney Andrea Griswold argued he was a flight risk, due to the "substantial" sentence likely to be handed down. Another first cousin of Huma Abedin Irfan Amanat, was charged on December 5 in Manhattan Federal Court in the KIT Digital case. He was busted by The SEC in a separate case for tricking the Nasdaq exchange into giving him $50,000 with a computer program he wrote. And as Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reports, in 2013 Omar Amanet partnered with businessman Vladislav Doronin, known as The Russian Donald Trump, to buy a luxury resort for $358 million. An in-depth 2014 profile in Fortune magazine says Doronin is “referred to in the British press as the ‘Russian Donald Trump.'” Dorinin was born in what was then Leningrad before moving to Geneva to work for Marc Rich, a financier who fled the U.S. after being indicted for fraud and trading with Iran, and was pardoned by former President Bill Clinton on Clinton’s last day in office. “Clinton’s motive for pardoning Rich on his last day in office was questioned,” USA Today reports, “because Rich’s ex-wife, Denise Rich, was a wealthy Democratic donor who made a $450,000 donation to Clinton’s presidential library foundation and more than $100,000 to Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign.” The pardon was investigated by the FBI in 2001. After Doronin and Amanat parted ways, Doronin began calling Amanat a "serial swindler," who forged signatures on million dollar contracts. As the Daily Caller also reports, Amanat was permanently barred by FINRA in 2008 “from associating with any FINRA member firm in any capacity” for repeatedly failing to disclose legal judgments and an SEC investigation. In 2002, he sold a company called Tradescape for $100 million to E*Trade, which charged that Amanat hid that before it was sold, the company had “no money! Zero. Zilch. Nada… We can’t pay any of our bills,” as one employee wrote in a contemporaneous email, according to the Forbes piece. At one point after having declared bankruptcy, a creditor attempted to seize Amanat's house, when Abedin's cousin allegedly backdated a document claiming he had sold the property to his brother for $10 the prior year. The scheme didn't work and the house was sold. As a side-note, there also lies an interesting connection; Doronin, one-time business partner of Huma Abedin's cousin, Omar Amanat, worked for financier Marc Rich (deceased). And who else worked for Rich? None other than Dan Gertler - one of the 13 "corrupt" or "serious human rights abusers" listed in President Trump's new Executive Order. Dan Gertler As we reported earlier this week, Gertler - an Israeli billionaire mining magnate, was revealed by the Paradise Papers to be chief negotiator between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and his primary business partner - mining company Glencore, founded by none other than Marc Rich - the former employer of Omar Amanat's money man - Vladislav Doronin. And there you have it - a particularly bad December for a few colorful characters - most, if not all of whom are only a few degrees of separation from the longtime core of the DNC. What a small world.
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors count their profits on the final trading day of 2017Latest: FTSE 100 closes at new highMSCI World Index has gained $9 trillion this yearAsian markets have posted best year since 2009European markets post best year since 20132017’s top business stories: Ryanair crisis, hackers and a giant rabbit 1.44pm GMT The FTSE 100 surged by around £141bn during 2017, according to the London stock exchange.The FTSE 250 index, which contains medium-sized companies, gained around £52bn as it rattled to fresh record highs. 1.32pm GMT Shares have been a pretty decent investment this year - giving a rather better return than your local bank.Richard Stone, chief executive of The Share Centre (a retail stockbroker) says there are reasons why shares could keep rising in 2018.“For the second year in a row the FTSE100 has ended the year at an all-time high. Personal investors will have been relieved this year by a respite from the high volatility seen in the last couple of years. The level of volatility this year has though been remarkably low by historical standards and this has perhaps meant fewer trading opportunities for those investors who trade more actively.Market commentators have expressed concerns about valuation levels for some time indicating a correction may be on the horizon. However, the market appears to be shrugging off any such concerns and continuing to go from strength to strength. Higher global growth forecasts, a continuation of relatively relaxed monetary policy and a loosening of fiscal policy specifically in the United States are all helping support equities. A personal investor who put money into a FTSE 100 tracker fund at the start of this year will have seen a return of nearly 8% with a dividend payout (yield) of over 3% on top of that. Continue reading...
The Trump Administration quietly issued an Executive Order (EO) last Thursday which allows for the freezing of US-housed assets belonging to foreign individuals or entities deemed "serious human rights abusers," along with government officials and executives of foreign corporations (current or former) found to have engaged in corruption - which includes the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, and corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources. Furthermore, anyone in the United States who aids or participates in said corruption or human rights abuses by foreign parties is subject to frozen assets - along with any U.S. corporation who employs foreigners deemed to have engaged in corruption on behalf of the company. In fact, anyone in the world who has "materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material or technological support for, or goods or services" to foreigners targeted by the Executive Order is subject to frozen assets. The EO, based on the 2016 Global Human Rights Accountability Act, immediately added 13 foreign individuals to a list of "Specially Designated Nationals" (SDN) maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) - several of whom have ties to the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, or Clinton associates (details below). Moreover, the Treasury Department sanctioned an additional 39 people, for a total of 52 under the new order - including the son of Russia's prosecutor general. The Order reads: I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and corruption that have their source, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States, such as those committed or directed by persons listed in the Annex to this order, have reached such scope and gravity that they threaten the stability of international political and economic systems. Last Week's Executive Order could have serious implications for D.C. lobbyists who provide "goods and services" (e.g. lobbying services) to despots, corrupt foreign politicians or foreign organizations engaging in the crimes described in the EO. "Virtually every lobbyist in DC has got to be in a cold sweat over the scope of this EO," said an attorney consulted in the matter who wishes to remain anonymous. And because the phrase "person" means "an individual or entity" in the order - any US organization which merely employs a foreigner engaging in the listed offenses is also subject to frozen assets. "Consider, what would happen if Apple, say employed a foreign national who bribed a PRC official for government approvals? How about a hypothetical case of a company like Northrop or Boeing where an employee, or consultant, who is a foreign national bribes a Saudi official to direct government purchases of airplanes and military equipment? At least some or all of their assets could be frozen." Now consider that if reports from The Hill are accurate - an FBI mole deep within the Russian uranium industry uncovered evidence that “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow (the Uranium One approval)” – a deal which would eventually grant the Kremlin control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply right around the time Bill Clinton also collected $500,000 for a Moscow speech, as detailed by author Peter Schweitzer’s book Clinton Cash and the New York Times in 2015. “The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions,” a person who worked on the case told The Hill, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by U.S. or Russian officials. –The Hill The same FBI informant claims to have video evidence showing Russian agents with briefcases full of bribe money related to the controversial Uranium One deal: In a report by Tucker Carlson, a former long-time executive of now-defunct D.C. lobbying firm, The Podesta Group - who has been interviewed extensively by FBI special counsel Robert Mueller, claims that Tony Podesta was "basically part of the Clinton Foundation," frequently meeting with the charity to discuss the Uranium One deal. Meanwhile, Tony's DNC operative brother John Podesta reportedly recommended that the Podesta Group hire David Adams - Hillary Clinton's chief adviser at the State Department, giving them a "direct liaison" between the group's Russian clients and Hillary Clinton's State Department. Hypothetically, if the Uranium One deal is deemed corrupt by the Trump administration, and "Russian nuclear officials" indeed routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and Tony Podesta lobbied on behalf of the deal for the Clinton Foundation - it stands to reason that this Executive Order could freeze the US-housed assets of quite a few individuals. Of note, assets can be frozen with no prior warning, as trump has declared a national emergency due to the "scope and gravity" of the threat posed by said individuals. To simplify this complicated legal document a bit, keep in mind: Section 1. (a)(i-ii) outlines all foreigners the Executive Order applies to: Section 1. (a)(iii) defines U.S. Citizens who have assisted foreigners in any of the crimes described above: Note: The above section (iii)(A)(3) means any foreign person engaging in "serious human rights abuses" or listed forms of corruption on behalf of a U.S. entity. Also of note - Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back a series of Obama-era curbs on civil-asset forfeiture over the summer, strengthening the federal government's ability to seize cash and property from Americans without criminal charges. That said, this Executive Order only freezes assets, it does not allow the government to take custody of them. In regards to the 13 listed individuals targeted by this order - several of whom have ties to the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation or Clinton associates - we find the following: ---- Goulnara Islamovna Karimova, 45, daughter of former Uzbekistan leader Islam Karimov, headed a powerful organized crime syndicate that leveraged state actors to expropriate businesses, monopolize markets, solicit bribes, and administer extortion rackets. In early 2016, Amsterdam-based telecom giant VimpelCom (now VEON) admitted to a conspiracy in which they paid millions in bribes to Karimova for entry into the Uzbek telecom market. In a series of related cases, the U.S. Justice Department has sought the forfeiture of $850 million in bribe money from various bank accounts across Europe. In July, Uzbek officials arrested Karimova for fraud, money laundering, bribery, and embezzlement and a variety of other claims. In 2009, a WikiLeaks cable notes that Karimova set her sights on Bill Clinton to gain access to then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. (WikiLeaks, 7/31/2009) Three years later, Karimova co-sponsored a 2012 Clinton Foundation fundraiser in Monaco. Hillary Clinton's State Department was asked to weigh in on Bill Clinton's contacts with Karimova. Pictured below with Bill Clinton at an AIDS charity event in Cannes, France. Goulnara Karimova and Bill Clinton --- Dan Gertler is an Israeli billionaire mining magnate revealed by the Paradise Papers to be chief negotiator between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and his primary business partner - mining company Glencore, founded by Marc Rich - who was pardoned for corruption by Bill Clinton on his last day in office after his wife gave $450,000 to the Clinton Library foundation. Glencore immediately cut ties with Gertler following Trump's Executive Order. Dan Gertler In 2001 Gertler gave $20m in cash to DRC President Joseph Kabila to use to buy weapons and fund his war against rebels to consolidate his grip on power. In exchange, Gertler’s company IDI was granted a monopoly on the DRC diamond trade, worth hundreds of millions a year. In 2013, Gertler sold the DRC rights to mine oil for $150 million, a 300x increase on an asset he purchased from President Kabila 7 years prior for just $500,000. In 2012, Kabila offered Bill Clinton $650k for a speech in the DRC - for which Clinton sought State Department approval - only to have his speaking agency recommend against the appearance which would require photos with the dictator. Gertler's family foundation is also linked to John McCain - sharing a seat on the board of directors of "Operation Smile" with Cindy McCain for a period of time. --- Yahya Jammeh is the former President of Gambia who came to power in 1994 and stepped down in 2017. He has a long history of serious human rights abuses and corruption - creating a terror and assassination squad called the Junglers that answered directly to him. Yahya and Zeinab Jammeh with Barack and Michelle Obama, 2014 Jammeh was installed as President during a 1994 CIA-led coup in Gambia authorized by the Clinton administration, and in 2014, the Obama administration effectively sidelined an attempted coup. Indeed, Jammeh appears to have been a friend to both the Clinton and the Obama Administrations. --- Angel Rondon Rijo; Dominican Republic - Sanctioned for funneling a $92 million bribe from Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht to Dominican Republic officials as kickbacks. Odebrecht Donated $50-$100k to the Clinton Foundation. --- Benjamin Bol Mel; Sudan - Financial Advisor to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and president of ABMC construction company accused of corruption. Hillary Clinton pushed for a waiver from the Obama Admin on the prohibition of military aid due to the use of child soldiers in South Sudan. --- Artem Yuryevich Chayka; Russia - Son of Russia's Prosecutor General, Yuri Chayka (Chaika) - used father's connections to win state owned contracts. Curiously, Russian Attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Yuri Chayka before her involvement in the infamous Trump Tower meeting arranged by Fusion GPS associate Rob Goldstone - a meeting many believe was one of several schemes used by the Obama administration to justify wiretapping the Trump campaign. Of note - Donald Trump Jr. reportedly shut down the Trump tower meeting when Natalia Veselnitskaya began discussing lifting sanctions under the Magnitsky act - the very legislation Trump's Executive Order is now leveraging against Artem Chayka. --- Mukhtar Hamid Shah; Pakistan - surgeon specializing in kidney transplants, believed to be involved in kidnapping, wrongful confinement, and the removal of and tracking in human organs from Pakistani laborers. --- The rest of the 13 individuals have engaged in a variety of corruption and human rights abuses ranging from a Serbian arms dealer believed to be linked to a $95 million deal with Yemen, to government officials who ordered journalists murdered, to several instances of serious human rights violations. (h/t @HNIJohnMiller) One wonders if perhaps the purpose of this Executive Order addressing serious human rights abusers and corruption - a national emergency, was intended to ensure the much talked about swamp renovation comes in ahead of schedule and under budget. We'll know for sure if Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin starts freezing bank accounts after the holidays.
By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Today you're in for a treat. Jamie Keech, who joined our merry band of men here some months back, is uniquely positioned to bring much, much more to the table than I ever could when it comes to the commodity spectrum. It's why, quite frankly, we wanted him. But aside from his dashing good looks, he's also a mineral engineer who spent the early part of his career working in exploration in Mexico, Nevada, the Yukon, and Albania. He went back to school, completing a Masters in Mining Engineering focused on Environmental Development and Corporate Social Responsibility at the Camborne School of Mines in the UK. Jamie then moved to Hong Kong and Mongolia working for the world’s largest mining contractor, Leighton Holdings, on three open-pit coal mines. He then returned to Toronto and spent two years working with Hatch Consulting, a leading global engineering firm, where he was focused on ArcelorMittal’s $6-billion Mary River iron ore project in Nunavut. When he joined our merry team he was, and still does conduct due diligence on behalf of mining investors, and consults to various junior companies on technical due diligence, project management and regulatory affairs. As if this wasn't enough he has taught an introduction to mining at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China and seminars for P.W.C. on the technical aspects of mining. All in all, he's very switched on and a great resource for all of us as well as you, our readers. This article is Jamie's first pubic appearance if you will. I think you'll like it. - Chris ------------ Nickel Henry Ford once said: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Steve Job’s mused people don’t know what they want until you show them. It’s become a common ethos in Silicon Valley and the tech world that innovation comes from individual creativity as opposed to the group demand, and it is the rare visionary that can tap into this societal zeitgeist and create something before we know we want it. It’s even more rare to find someone that can take a common substance and make us need it. You don’t know who Robert Crooks Stanley is. His product is common to the point of mundane. But in addition to being essential, it’s prolific. Until the 20th century nickel was used for making one thing: Nickels. However, this all changed when it was discovered that steel made with nickel was extremely hard and durable. This discovery coincided neatly with the assassination of a certain Archduke which thereby resulted in an unprecedented global demand for very hard steel - primarily for armored plating (tanks, warships, etc.). When international disarmament began in 1921 the price of nickel was decimated. No one was harder hit by this than the International Nickel Company, more commonly known as INCO. INCO controlled North American nickel production most of which came from the famous Sudbury Basin. With dwindling demand for its product INCO suffered an existential crisis and the mines of Sudbury were silenced, allowing stockpiles to dwindle. INCO drew two conclusions from the experience: If INCO was going to succeed they would need to control the supply to the market; They were going to need to find something else to do with nickel. Enter Robert Crooks Stanley. During his 30 years as CEO and Chairman of INCO Stanley literally created the nickel market. Driving millions into R&D he found uses for a product no one knew they needed. Why do we have nickel in your stainless steel? Stanley. How about home appliances? Jet engines? Power plants? Stanley. Essentially every innovation in the nickel industry for 50 years was developed by INCO engineers. They shared their innovations with customer and competitor alike – if it drove demand for nickel they didn’t care. They did something else as well: They controlled supply. INCO controlled the stockpiles and the prices. If a competitor attempted to enter the space they flooded the market, dropped the price and crushed them. By the 1930’s the demand for Nickel had returned to prewar levels and INCO dominated the market - Controlling 90% of the non-communist world's production. But as the Iron curtain fell unleashing massive competitors, and the demands of a growing Asia drove prices, INCO was unable to control the market. After 50 years of reigning supreme their market share dropped to under 30% and in 2006 they were taken out by Brazilian mining giant Vale. After the boom in the early 2000’s nickel sits at nearly a 20 year low: But, it’s starting to look like another would be visionary could be driving the nickel price for the next decade. History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes - Mark Twain Whether you believe Elon Musk is going to save the world, or has created one of the greatest short opportunities in history is irrelevant. He’s begun an arms race in the electricity storage industry. As a secondary effect, he appears to be one of the greatest mining promoters in history, having almost single handedly ignited the boom in the lithium and cobalt space in recent years. But here’s the thing: Tesla’s lithium-ion NCA battery is composed of 80% nickel. Our cells should be called Nickel-Graphite, because primarily the cathode is nickel and the anode side is graphite with silicon oxide… [there’s] a little bit of lithium in there, but it’s like the salt on the salad. - Elon Musk Similarly, both Chevrolet and Nissan utilize substantive quantities of nickel in their EV cathodes. Nickel price is driven by three factors: War, Development, & Innovation Today the nickel market is worth an estimated $20B, this is primarily driven by the manufacture of stainless steel. The price boom of the early 2000’s was catalyzed by development in China - the next will be driven by EV innovation. Today electric vehicles comprise about 1% of cars on the road - their batteries demand 70,000 tonnes of nickel per annum, a mere 3% of the global market. Countries throughout Europe and Asia (UK, France, India) have made plans to ban or limit the use of fossil fuel burning vehicles over the coming two decades. Even China has made grumblings about banning gas fueled vehicles. Major mining companies are starting to move to secure their place in the market. In August BHP Billiton announced it would be spending $43.2m to build the world’s biggest nickel sulfate plant. Ivan Glasenburg, CEO of mining and trading giant Glencore stated that: A shift of just 10% of the global car fleet to EVs would create demand for 400,000 tonnes of nickel, in a 2 million tonne market. Glencore sees nickel shortage as EV demand burgeons. The banks are starting to take note with CIBC’s, Wood Mackenzie stating: Although the capacity to produce nickel sulfate is expanding rapidly, we cannot yet identify enough nickel sulfate capacity to feed the projected battery forecasts. The junior explorer and small cap investors are just beginning to wake up to this trend. In Canada Garibaldi Resource has been on a run the past 6 months on the back of some decent drill results from their aptly named Nickel Mountain Project. With little evidence to date Garibaldi is being heralded as the next Voisey’s Bay, the nickel discovery that made infamous mining promoter Robert Friedland his (first) fortune. I read these movements as a shift in investor confidence on nickel and believe it indicative of more to come. Recall that it was the discovery of Voisey’s Bay in the 1990’s and its subsequent $4.5B sale to INCO that has largely been credited with igniting the mining/metals mania of the early 2000’s. Tesla entered the EV market in 2003, but it wasn’t until 2015 that the lithium price took off; the assumed future demand for lithium sending every junior mining promoter first to Nevada, than Argentina, and now anywhere with the faintest whiff of lithium brines. This process is repeating itself with cobalt. So why lithium, or cobalt, when a lithium-ion battery is 80% nickel? My guess is twofold. First, both metals are produced in such small quantities that the idea of crises level shortages on the horizon is easy to swallow. With cobalt produced primarily as a byproduct of Congolese copper mines, and the U.S.’s entire lithium production coming from a single operation in Nevada it is easy to wrap one’s mind around the concept of scarcity. Second, no one has managed to lose money on lithium. Although you certainly couldn’t accuse mining promoters of having a long memory there is something unique about a metal that almost no one has managed to go broke on (yet). Nickel, like most metals, has a long and sordid history; and carries with it the emotional baggage of going through a century of metal cycles. Lithium and Cobalt on the other hand hold the unusual position of being “new”, or better put: exotic. Almost no one knows anything about them so they can believe whatever they want, or rather, whatever they’re told. Not so with nickel (or copper, or zinc, or gold, for that matter). Investors have had many opportunities to lose money on nickel; and no doubt many have taken those opportunities. But there have been just as many opportunities to make money. The key to successful speculation in the mining space in timing cycles. The nickel price is driven by war, development and innovation. With the global EV industry approaching a tipping point, continued growth in China and no apparent shortage of war on the horizon investors looking to capitalize on these events should remain watchful of nickel. - Jamie Keech "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." — Yogi Berra -------------------------------------- Liked this article? Then you'll probably like my other missives on this topic as well. Go here to access them (free, of course). -------------------------------------
The U.S. Department of Treasury has issued sanctions against Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler on allegations of human rights abuse and corruption. Gertler is a senior adviser to the Fleurette Group, which held substantial stakes in two mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo—a country notorious for child labor and other human rights abuse practices in the mining industry. Fleurette Group sold its Mutanda stake to Glencore earlier this year, but before that, according to the Treasury, the Israeli entrepreneur "used his close friendship with…
Правозащитники в Швейцарии официально попросили генпрокурора страны расследовать, как англо-швейцарский сырьевой гигант Glencore приобрел медную шахту в Республике Конго: "Давно пора вынести решение относительно легальности операций".
Против швейцарского трейдера Glencore, купившего акции "Роснефти", подан уголовный иск по документам из "Райского досье"
Швейцарская общественная организация Public Eye потребовала от генпрокурора страны начать расследование в отношении Glencore из-за скандальной информации по приобретению медной шахты в Конго.
Rights group formally asks Swiss attorney general to investigate firm’s mining links with Democratic Republic of the CongoA watchdog group has filed a criminal complaint against the Anglo-Swiss commodities giant Glencore following revelations from the Paradise Papers.Human rights campaigners in Switzerland have formally asked the country’s attorney general to investigate how the multinational obtained a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Continue reading...
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Glencore Plc возобновит часть операций по добыче цинка, приостановленных в 2015 году после падения цен на металл, сообщила компания в ходе презентации для инвесторов во вторник.
На 20 участников рейтинга приходится почти 85% российского экспорта нефти, а он в 2016 году достиг 254,8 млн т. На первом месте — Litasco, швейцарский трейдер «Лукойла»
"РуссНефть", которую Михаил Гуцериев создавал последние 10 лет, снизила долг до $2,3 млрд, конвертировав $3 млрд в акции, которые перешли к Glencore. В результате доля трейдера в "РуссНефти" составила 46%, а 54% осталось у Гуцериева.
Высшее руководство компании Glencore встретилось в Тегеране с представителями власти Ирана в преддверии соглашения по иранской ядерной программе. Это стало первым знаком того, что трейдинговые компании стремятся помочь Ирану вернуться на нефтяной рынок.
М. Ходорковский, как представитель компании Вангард потерял свои позиции в 2003 году. Но сами позиции не собиралась терять компания Вангард. «Диспетчером» выступила компания Glencore. http://www.forbes.ru/forbes/issue/2007-06/12368-professiya-posrednik
"Роснефть" избавляется от посредников, заключая прямые контракты на поставку нефти в Европу. Последнее соглашение было подписано с итальянской компанией Eni. Сделка обещает стать выгодной для обеих сторон. Итальянцы закрепляются на ведущих позициях среди участников энергетического рынка региона. А "Роснефть" будет продавать сырье с большей выгодой для себя, в обход посредников. Ранее госкомпания заключила прямые договоры с крупнейшими европейскими переработчиками — PKN Orlen, Shell, Total и Eni. Теперь нефтяная компания станет крупнейшим поставщиком российской нефти в Европу. Но совсем отказаться от отношений с трейдерами "Роснефть" не смогла. Glencore и Vitol, с которыми она заключила крупные контракты, помогут в финансировании приобретения ТНК-ВР.