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Afghan gold fever heats up

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The Independent, 29 September 2012
An interesting story about a man who was called to ‘help build an Afghanistan economy on the foundations of trillions of dollars-worth of copper and gold buried beneath its war-torn surface’ by a US State Department official and ‘a Wellington College-educated former SAS commander who is now chief executive at Afghan Gold’, which, according to the author, is a ‘fascinating company […], the names behind [which ] are among the titans of the industry. At the forefront is Ian Hannam, the JP Morgan rainmaker who is currently fighting a market abuse fine imposed on him by the Financial Services Authority [and] has made a fortune loading up the FTSE 100 with mining behemoths from as far afield as Kazakhstan and India’.


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