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Circuitous route of Airbus's investment in Mali gold mine draws Swiss scrutiny

Mr Enders has shrunk Airbus' defence business and reintegrated its jetliner, satellite and helicopter units under one roof to cut costs and speed up decision making.


THE Kodieran gold deposit in Mali has never produced much gold beyond the specks that locals panned from this remote corner of Africa, but yet, the mine gained in 2012 a curious shareholder - Airbus.

The French aviation giant bought its stake...

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