Archive for March, 2009

Extreme Investing: Georgia

Via Robert Amsterdam & Bloomberg, an interesting video on investing in Geogia.

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China: Backing Down From Most Risky African Investments?

Via The New York Times, a report that China may be reducing its investment is some African nations.  As the article notes: “…As global commodity prices have plummeted and several of China’s African partners have stumbled deeper into chaos, China has backed away from some of its riskiest and most aggressive plans, looking for the […]

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Rwanda’s Strategy For Development

Via Fast Company, an interesting look at Rwanda’s efforts to rebuild and expand its economy.  As the article notes: “…The country doesn’t have much going for it. It’s landlocked, largely deforested, and ridiculously packed: About the size of Vermont, it has 16 times more people. Fifteen years after the genocide that killed an eighth of […]

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Cambodia’s Oil Potential

Via Sophonrith, an interesting look at Cambodia’s considerable natural resource wealth, specifically its oil & gas potential.  As the article notes: “…The nation of 14 million people, sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam, is flush with natural resources. Veins of iron and gold run beneath its soil. Natural forests offer a wealth of timber. Most promising […]

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Deferring Nabucco Is Win-Lose for Gazprom

As reported in The Moscow Times, the foreign ministers of 27 European Union countries could not agree on the 3.5 billion euro budget for energy projects during a recent meeting. This means, among other things, that the fate of the Nabucco project, which was supposed to be allocated 250 million euros, has been essentially put […]

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Cuba’s Black Gold…

Via Energy Daily, details on Cuba’s recent efforts to negotiate oil exploration and production deals with Russia, China and Angola, with its focus on Moscow shaping up as the partnership that could make the communist island nation energy self-sufficient.  As the article notes: “…The Cuban oil industry’s venturing out into deep sea waters in the […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.