Archive for July, 2017

Is It Time To Invest In Iran?

Via Investment Frontier, a look at Iran: Hypothetical situation: You are considering investing in a large country with 80 million people and a relatively prosperous GDP per capita of almost $20,000. It had democratic elections this year where the reformists won again on a mandate to increase trade with the rest of the world in […]

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Beijing’s Silk Road Goes Digital: “Data Belt, Information Road”

Via the Council on Foreign Relations, a look at Beijing’s digital Silk Road initiative: The pageantry at last month’s Belt and Road Forum in Beijing highlighted the two major prongs of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: the Silk Road Economic Belt, which runs through Central Asia to Europe, and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which runs […]

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OBOR: Opportunties For Multinational Companies

Via EMIA, an interesting look at the potential challenges facing Multinational companies are looking to make the most out of the OBOR project: One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative, also known as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is part of China’s development strategy to improve its trade relations with countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle […]

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Energy Agenda of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Via BusinessWorld Online, interesting commentary on the energy agenda of China’s Belt and Road initiative In a presentation during the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, Inc. (APPFI) round table discussion on China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) last July 11 at Astoria Plaza, Ortigas, APPFI president Dr. Aileen Baviera said that BRI is China’s […]

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China Making Iran A Hub In Its Global Infrastructure Project

Via the New York Times, a look at China’s efforts to make Iran a hub in its global infrastructure strategy: When Zuao Ru Lin, a Beijing entrepreneur, first heard about business opportunities in eastern Iran, he was skeptical. But then he bought a map and began to envision the region without any borders, as one enormous […]

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China and India: Torn Between Silk Roads and Loaded Guns

Via Asia Times, commentary on the current stand-off at Doklam, or Donglang, which may ultimately be little more than a sideshow in the bigger picture as South Asia’s tectonic plates shift in a direction that makes New Delhi’s resistance to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) look increasingly futile: So, once again it’s down to a […]

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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.