Archive for January, 2022

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Risk in Syria May Reap Big Rewards

Via VOA, a report on Syria’s recent decision to join China’s BRI: Syria, a country torn by civil war, recently joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a move analysts say reflects China’s growing interest in the Middle East. Through BRI, China has been investing in and building infrastructure on several continents to realize its […]

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Indonesia’s Economic Vision: Opportunities for Latin America

Via The Diplomat, an article on how Indonesia’s attempt at economic transformation may offers opportunities, if Latin American countries are ready to seize them: Industry in Indonesia is going through a series of changes in its development with a view to contributing significantly to the Vision 2045 proposed by the country’s ruling class. Vision 2045 […]

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TAPI: ‘Project To Begin In Near Future’

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the TAPI project: The Islamic Emirate says that the practical work of the TAPI project will begin in the near future and all the preliminary work has been prepared for its implementation. Bilal Karimi, the deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, said that work on the security and […]

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Difficulty of Extracting Afghanistan’s Hidden Mineral Treasures

Via The Diplomat, an article on the challenges faced by miners in Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s ragged mountains, stretching across most of the country, contain various precious stones and minerals worth a staggering estimated $1 trillion, making many Afghans dream of a brighter future. However, miners who try to exploit the dormant riches face various problems. And while the […]

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Google Invests $1bn In Indian Telco Airtel, Following Jio Stake

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on Google’s efforts to push mobile connectivity in India: Internet search group Google has invested $1 billion for a 1.28% stake in Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel by dipping into its $10-billion India Digitization Fund, a move that underscores the company’s urgency to make smartphone and internet usage ubiquitous in the country […]

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Syria Joins China’s Belt And Road Initiative

Via Silk Road Briefing, a report on Syria’s decision to join China’s BRI: Syria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the country is seeking post-war reconstruction. The signing took place at Syria’s Planning and International Cooperation Commission in Damascus and was attended by Fadi Khalil, the head […]

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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.