Archive for January, 2023

Inside Naspers: Africa’s Most Valuable Company

Via Tech Safari, a look at Naspers, Africa’s most valuable company: This African company has a $90 billion dollar market cap. It’s not a mining company, or a bank. It’s Naspers – an internet and technology company from South Africa. But when Naspers started in 1915, it was a traditional media company. Today, Naspers’ wealth […]

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Saudi Arabia To Invest $266B In ‘Cleaner’ Energy

Via Energy Daily, a report that Saudi Arabia plans to invest $266 bn in ‘cleaner’ energy: Saudi Arabia plans to invest more than $266 billion to produce cleaner electricity and expand its power grid, the kingdom’s energy minister said Monday. Speaking at a forum organised by Saudi oil giant Aramco, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said the […]

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Archrivals China, India Move In To Fund Same Bangladesh Port

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, an article on China and India’s interests in investing in the development and modernization of Bangladesh’s Mongla port: China and India are stepping forward to invest in the same Bangladeshi port, raising eyebrows as the regional rivals compete for influence in the South Asian country. The two have zeroed in on the […]

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Kazakhstan’s Uranium Industry and the Middle Corridor Come Together

Via The Diplomat, an article on Astana’s bet on the Middle Corridor as a route to access the international energy market without Russia: The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), commonly known as the Middle Corridor, is going nuclear as Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company, Kazatomprom, announced in December the delivery of natural uranium to Canada. As Russian ports and transport […]

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What Does China’s Reopening Mean For Latin America?

Via The Economist, a look at how and if China’s post-COVID rebound will be a boon for some countries in Latin America: For centuries Latin America’s economies have been characterised by short booms and sudden busts, often on the back of commodity cycles. When silver was discovered in the highlands of Bolivia in 1545, the village […]

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Türkiye, Oman Sign Deal to Purchase 1.4B Cubic Metres of Gas Annually

Via TRT World, a report on a new deal between Türkiye, Oman sign deal to purchase 1.4B cubic metres of gas per year: Türkiye is signing a new gas deal with Oman, the Turkish energy minister has announced, a move to diversify Ankara’s gas supplies. “We will purchase 1.4 billion cubic metres of gas annually and […]

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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.