Archive for January, 2018

Paraguay: Exploiting Its Natural Advantages

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a detailed look at Paraguay: Highlights Paraguay is taking advantage of its low production costs and geographical proximity to Argentina and Brazil to attract struggling low-end manufacturing companies from the regional giants. Brazilian producers of textiles, auto parts and plastic goods will continue to flock to Paraguay to escape Brazil’s […]

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Great Time To Invest In Colombia

Via GuruFocus, an article on Colombia’s investment potential: I had the chance to travel to Medellin, Colombia, recently. The country is phenomenal and might make a good place to invest a little bit of money. The economy and peso should do well with a rebound in commodities. Commodities represent a large part of exports and […]

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Iran’s Digital Boom

Via the Iran Project, an interesting look at Iran’s digital boom: More than three decades of sanctions have not negatively affected Iran’s attractiveness as an emerging market.  The country has long been of geostrategic importance because of its central location in Eurasia and West Asia. Iran is the second-largest economy in the Middle East and […]

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Libya Says Oil Sector Open Again for Business

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on the reopening of Libya’s oil sector, after the country froze new foreign investment in 2011 after the civil war that toppled Moammar Gadhafi: Libya intends to reopen its oil sector to new foreign investments, its state-run oil company’s chief said Tuesday, a move that would give oil […]

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Peaceful Afghanistan: Key to Regional Connectivity in South and Central Asia

Via The Diplomat, an article on how Afghanistan’s security and prosperity depends on its neighbors, and vice versa: Landlocked countries like Afghanistan are at a great disadvantage over their littoral neighbors with access to sea for regional and global trade. Naturally, the peace, security, and prosperity of landlocked countries depend on those of their surrounding […]

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Joint Ventures Help North Korea Evade Crackdown

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a look at some of the joint ventures operating in North Korea: Global businesses faced a deadline last week to exit joint ventures operating in North Korea. But dozens of them are still there, experts say, operating under opaque structures that help conceal their links to North Korea, providing 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.