LONDON, Oct 2- When Claude Dauphin, the billionaire founder of Trafigura, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, few doubted he would entirely abandon the fierce work ethic or grueling travel that helped him build one of the world's biggest commodity traders. In fact, according to some insiders, he barely slowed down in the months prior to his death this week in...» Read More
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