Business: Double-Dealer

Dino Gentili, 55, is a rich exporter-importer who has one of the most grandiose homes in Milan, a gilded opera box at La Scala, a villa at Portofino, three racy sports cars, and eight companies

TRADER GENTILI Profits from Mao, cash for Nenni.

worth $1,600,000. He is also a Red-hot Marxist and a major character in a matter of increasing concern to the U.S.: Western Europe's mounting exchange with Red China. In the four years since Dino Gentili clamped a half nelson on Italy's China trade, he has pushed it from almost zero...

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