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Oil trade giant and Trafigura founder Dauphin dies

Described by colleagues and rivals alike as a man of formidable drive, Mr Dauphin over the past decade took a very different approach to developing his company from that of Glencore.


ONE of the world's most influential oil traders, Claude Dauphin, who founded Trafigura and turned it into one of the biggest commodities players in the world, died on Wednesday at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer, the company said.

The Frenchman, who never gave an...

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