Archive for July, 2018

Infrastructure Boom in Bangladesh Could Herald a New Era for Development

Via Future Directions International, a report on Bangladesh: The development of a number of infrastructure projects in Bangladesh represents a positive shift in the country’s future progress. Construction work for a second nuclear power plant will begin soon, with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) granting a design and construction license to the Bangladesh […]

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Guayana’s $20 Billion Question

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on Guyana, a largely underdeveloped country on South America’s northern Atlantic coast that is the unlikely setting for the world’s next big oil boom: Guyana is a vast, watery wilderness with only three paved highways. There are a few dirt roads between villages that sit on stilts […]

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Is North Korea The Next Vietnam?

Via The Economist, a look at North Korean’s economic potential: AS AMERICA presses North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons, it has pointed to Vietnam as an example of the prosperity that awaits the isolated state. “It can be your miracle in North Korea as well,” Mike Pompeo (pictured), the secretary of state, said on July […]

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North Korea: A Kimdom Awaits For Investors

Via the Asia Times, a look at how, while many investors are salivating at the prospects in North Korea, a handful of players are already seeing profits: In offices overlooking the Yalu River in Dandong, China, at a rural real estate agency just south of the inter-Korean DMZ, and among the glass and steel office […]

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Turkmenistan’s Economy – Half Empty or Half Full?

Via The Times of Central Asia, a report on Turkmenistan: Although official statistics reports economic growth, the economy of Turkmenistan is experiencing a severe crisis, with the population suffering from periodic shortages of some staple food products. We are republishing this article on the issue, written by John C. K. Daly, originally published by The Jamestown […]

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Settling Caspian Issues and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor

Via The Diplomat, an article on Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets: The recent announcement that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on June 21 approving the a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea appears to generate new possibilities for Central Asian energy producers. The lack, to […]

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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.