Archive for April, 2012

Looking to Frontier Markets for Next Big Thing in Investing?

Courtesy of The New York Times, a look at frontier markets growing popularity among investors: The difficulty with investing in the next big thing is that it is often not recognized as that until after it has become a current or former big thing. Before its arrival, it tends to be seen only as a […]

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Colombia: Canada’s New Best Friend?

Courtesy of The Globe and Mail, a report on the improving relationship between Canada and Colombia: It was just after daybreak on a hazy January morning in Bogota and the 300 bankers were bleary. Summoned at dawn to the auditorium at the foot of their 50-storey office tower, most of them had guessed that their […]

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Via The Emerging Frontiers blog, a look at Myanmar: Looking for the latest Asian frontier market? Mongolia is so 2011; check out Myanmar instead. The 55 million-person-strong Southeast Asian nation, tucked between India and China, is emerging from nearly two decades of Western sanctions. The military junta whose actions precipitated those U.S. and European strictures […]

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From BRICS TO BRINCS: Lagos Holds The Key

Via VenturesAfrica, a look at Nigeria’s potential: Participants at the just concluded 6th Lagos Economic Summit also known as “Ehingbeti 2012” have affirmed that Nigeria can be among the top economies in the world if the proper infrastructures are put in place. The Economic summit, which had in attendance leading speakers from the US, United […]

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Mobius: Africa – The Final Chapter

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on Mark Mobius’ interest in Africa: Not every fund manager has a comic book made about them. Mark Mobius, the legendary emerging markets investor, has. Published five years ago, our hero finds himself in Africa in the final chapter. Fast forward to May 2012. Franklin Templeton Investments will […]

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Myanmar’s Army And The Economy

Via The Economist, a report on the army’s involvement in Myanmar’s economy: AFTER two decades spent punishing Myanmar with economic sanctions, now Western countries cannot seem to ditch them fast enough. Since by-elections on April 1st were won almost entirely by Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy, earlier caution on this issue […]

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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.