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Say Cheese! Argentina & Venezuela Produce More Cheese Than Switzerland

Courtesy of Latinometrics, a surprising graphic on Argentina and Venezuela’s cheese production: The first cheese factory in the world opened its doors in Switzerland in 1815. However, the first concrete evidence of cheese-making comes from present-day Poland, making the food staple 7.5K+ years old and deeply ingrained in European culture. Needless to say, they’ve mastered the craft. In fact, […]

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First Cargo Ship docks at Yemen’s Houthi-controlled Hodeidah Port

Via The Arab News, a report on the first commercial container ship to dock at the Houthi-held Red Sea port of Hodeidah for the first time since at least 2016: A commercial ship, carrying 724 containers of various items, docked at Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah for the first time in seven years, the Iran-backed […]

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Can Karachi’s Women-Only Pink Buses Drive Change In Pakistan?

Via The Guardian, an article on Karachi’s women-only pink buses which are a response to the fact that harassment by men on public transport is one reason why female participation in the workforce stands at only 20%: At precisely 1.40pm, the bright pink bus packed with women leaves the depot and snakes its way through […]

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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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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.