Archive for August, 2023

Ethiopia, Angola To Join Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on new additions to Africa’s Green Hydrogen Alliance: Ethiopia and Angola will be announced as new members of the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance (AGHA) at the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi from 4-6 September, Jonas Moberg, CEO of the Global Green Hydrogen Organisation, tells The Africa Report. The […]

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China’s Road to Ruin: The Real Toll of Beijing’s Belt and Road

Courtesy of Foreign Affairs, a look at China’s BRI 10-year anniversary: This year marks the tenth anniversary of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, the largest and most ambitious infrastructure development project in human history. China has lent more than $1 trillion to more than 100 countries through the scheme, dwarfing Western spending […]

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The Vast Potential of Pakistan’s Climate Finance

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how the State Bank of Pakistan’s financing strategies are not only reshaping the country’s energy landscape but also laying the groundwork for a future defined by sustainability: Pakistan is making strides in its pursuit of sustainable development, with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) at the forefront, introducing […]

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Indonesia: Not Ready to Become Asia’s Submarine Cable Hub

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a look at Indonesia’s growing importance in the global submarine cable network: Subsea cables—thin glass fibers protected by plastic and steel wire armor, about as thick as garden hoses—are the world’s information superhighways, powering 99 percent of internet traffic, including diplomatic cables, military orders, the SWIFT financial messaging network, and more […]

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India’s Rapidly-Growing EV Market

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on India’s rapidly-growing EV market where a $1.3 billion federal plan to encourage EV manufacturing and provide discounts for customers along with rising fuel costs is driving up sales: Groceries stashed in the back of an electric delivery scooter are an increasingly familiar sight in the Indian city of […]

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Molar City: How a Tiny Mexican Border City Built a Budget Dental Empire

Courtesy of Bloomberg, an interesting look at medical tourism which is seeing people flock to Mexico’s Molar City for its 350 dental offices and relief from the high costs in the US and Canada: Soon after sunrise, they begin streaming across the border, most on foot. Some of the hundreds in the crowd pull rolling […]

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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.