J.P. Morgan's hunt for Afghan gold

A team of bankers starts to tap the country's vast mineral riches, with help from the Pentagon

To Hannam, chairman of J.P. Morgan Capital Markets, Afghanistan represents a gigantic, untapped opportunity -- one of the last great natural-resource frontiers. Landlocked and pinioned by imperial invaders, Afghanistan has been cursed by its geography for thousands of years. Now, for the first time, Hannam believes, that geography could be an asset. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - May 11, 2011 - 6:07 AM PDT
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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - May. 12, 2011

Awesome report on J.P. Morgan's interest in Afghanistan's mineral wealth, written with an awareness of the turbulence in Afghanistan's history in both geological and geopolitical terms.

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by Fred Gatlin - May. 12, 2011

This article is very informative and unique. It covers the issue in depth and for me raises questions about how JP Morgan staff work and who they choose to work.

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