Archive for the ‘Dubai World’ Category

Frontier Markets: Turning Tables on Traditional Concepts & Making Up for Lost Time

As noted in this report from Seeking Alpha, frontier markets are apt to continue to become more and more common considerations for investors. In fact, even though this blog is partially oriented around such maverick investing environments, one can’t help but wonder – given the number of articles recently focused on frontier markets – if […]

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Middle Eastern Markets

Via Bloomberg, an interesting review of the equity markets in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman where – as oil revenues spur construction and increase demand – profit growth is projected to exceed other emerging markets around the word. As the article notes: “… The MSCI GCC Countries Index of […]

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Dubai’s Limitless Appetite for SE Asia

According to a report in The Shanghai Daily, Limitless — Dubai World’s property arm — agreed to buy a 30-percent stake in PT Bakrie Swasakti Utama, a unit of Indonesia’s biggest property developer PT Bakrieland Development for approximately two trillion rupiah (US$220 million). “…The stake will help Limitless expand in southeast Asia’s largest economy, which […]

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DP World: A Port for Every Investment Storm?

While this has been somewhat on-again, off-again over past months, the New York Times recently reported that DP World, the Dubai government port owner with holdings from Britain to China, plans to raise as much as $3.5 billion in the Middle East’s second-biggest initial share offering.  While I am as yet undecided about the long-term […]

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Dubai(‘s) World?

Given the continued prosperity and ascendancy of Dubai & the United Arab Emirates, it will be important to watch their local firms expand globally. The WSJ recently offered an interesting look at Dubai World, the business and investment holding arm of the Dubai government which has invested more than $30 billion in real-estate projects abroad, […]

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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.