Archive for November, 2012

Oil In Central Africa

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, an interesting look at the impact and opportunity related to oil in Central Africa: In recent years, international campaigns have highlighted the role that “conflict minerals” such as coltan, used in many electronic devices, have played in perpetuating violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighbors, but there’s […]

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Myanmar: Best Unopened Market In The World?

Via The Daily Reckoning, a report on Myanmar: Archibald Colquhoun returned from a trip to Myanmar (Burma) enthusiastic about the opportunities in the country. He wrote a book about it all: Burma and the Burmans: Or, “The Best Unopened Market in the World.” Colquhoun writes exuberantly about the oil resources of the country, as well […]

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Myanmar: Investment Gold Mine Or Sink Hole?

Via The Wall Street Journal, a look at Myanmar’s potential and risk: Private-equity firms are divided over whether Myanmar will be a source of huge profits, or just another place to endure losses. Some private-equity funds already are scrambling to raise cash to pour into the Southeast Asian nation, which has only just cracked open […]

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Frontier Markets: The Next Big Deal…

Via India’s BusinessToday, a report on frontier markets: The latest Grant Thornton 2012 Global Private Equity Report says that India and China face serious competition from their South East Asian neighbours in attracting investments. Indonesia, Peru, Colombia and Turkey top the list of new ‘high growth’ markets where private equity is likely to see the […]

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Investing In Nigeria

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at Nigeria: With painful irony, oil-rich Nigeria is unable to supply its own population with electricity. The country ranked 178th of 185 economies on access to electricity for new businesses in the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business” publication. Infrastructure is, not surprisingly, a key to the country’s future […]

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South Sudan: Running On Empty?

Two interesting articles on South Sudan.  The first, via The Guardian, provides a humbling look at country and where it has to go: A new country isn’t a new toy. It isn’t a new computer that you unwrap from its box, all shiny and modern and clean. You don’t plug it into the wall, switch […]

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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.