Archive for February, 2023

Will You Be Mine? Abidjan’s Lithium Overtures To Mali

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report on Cote d’Ivoire’s interest in Mali’s mineral potential: The Ivorian mineral extraction sector smells a new opportunity in the air — Malian mineral deposits. While the rest of the country sleeps, work continues in the Autonomous Port of Abidjan, the first gateway to Côte d’Ivoire, where storage and […]

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China’s Growing Trade and Investment in Russia’s Far East

Via China Briefing, a look at China’s growing trade and investment in the Russian Far East: Several discussions between Chinese and Russian officials at a senior level, including with China’s Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Li Zhanshu, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and others took place at the Eastern Economic Forum this week. […]

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China Dominates Scramble For Zimbabwe’s Lithium

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at China’s interest in Zimbabwe’s lithium: China and other eastern nations that enjoy cordial relations with Zimbabwe are rushing for lithium as the President Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government is hoping to make the most of the rising global demand for the white gold. As the global economy goes green, […]

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Kazakhstan Proposes Gas Pipeline Linking Russia, China

Via Oil and Gas Daily, a report that Kazakhstan has proposed a new gas pipeline linking Russia and China: Kazakhstan on Friday said it had discussed building a gas pipeline linking Russia and China as Moscow pivots to Asia amid conflict with the West.The pipeline could also supply regions in the expansive central Asian republic, which […]

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Vision 2030 Projects Trigger Real Estate Boom In Saudi Arabia

Via Arab News, a report on the growing real estate boom in Saudi Arabia: With multibillion-dollar projects related to the Vision 2030 strategy, Saudi Arabia’s real estate sector is expected to witness a record boom, real estate experts told Arab News. The expected growth in the sector, they say, will be driven by foreign investors […]

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Myanmar-Bangladesh Railway Connection Provides Benefits For Region

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the regional benefits of the Myanmar-Bangladesh railway connection: Locations of Bangladesh (green) and Myanmar (Burma). Credit: Wikipedia Commons   In 1918, work began on a railway that the British hoped would provide a trade link between the subcontinent and China and its remains are rich with history. The British had […]

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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.