Archive for October, 2023

Exxaro, Impala, Sibanye… South Africa Goes on a Copper Hunt

Via The Africa Report, an article on South Africa’s copper ambitions: Major players in South Africa are vying for copper mines across the continent, while local producers explore substantial unmined holdings at home. South Africa’s bid to be the continent’s copper giant within the next 10 years is playing out as a two-pronged approach: outbidding […]

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Are Chinese Battery Companies the Next Huawei?

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, commentary on how electric cars, charging networks, and batteries made in China come with critical security threats: The Biden administration wants half of all new cars sold in the United States to be electric by 2030. Meanwhile, the European Union has taken even bolder steps, mandating that all new cars and […]

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African Lithium Project Boosts US Drive to Close EV Gap on China

Via Bloomberg, an article on Ghana’s lithium project: Ghana’s major lithium project has no funding from China Half of Ewoyaa mine’s output will go to a US refinery Africa’s first major lithium project without Chinese funding is set to bolster US ambitions of developing its own battery-making industry. Half of the output from Ghana’s Ewoyaa […]

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Hydrocarbon Investments Are Turning Around Uganda’s Economy

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report on how hydrocarbon investments are turning around Uganda’s economy: In Uganda, from the start of production and for next 25 years, the new oil and gas development will provide a $40bn boost to the country’s economy. In normal times, an economic event with the potential to raise millions […]

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Analyzing Angola’s Ambitious Approach to Attracting Investment

Via Energy, Capital, and Power, an article on Angola’s ambitious approach to attracting investment: Amid efforts to diversify the economy while increasing oil and gas production, Angola has instituted a series of ambitious measures to attract investment. This strategic investment approach has not only welcomed foreign players to the market but encouraged pan-African commerce and economic growth. Visa-Free […]

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Will India’s Vizhinjam Port Make Waves in Global Transshipment Business?

Via The Diplomat, a look at India’s Vizhinjam Port which – located near India’s southern tip and just 10 nautical miles from the international shipping route – could attract huge container ships: India’s ambitions of emerging an Indian Ocean transshipment hub received a boost on October 15 when Vizhinjam International Seaport near Thiruvananthapuram in the […]

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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.