Archive for the ‘Countries’ Category

Iraq Unveils $17 Billion Plan to Become Regional Transportation Hub

Via Tasnim News, a report on Iraq’s ambitions plans to become a regional transportation hub: Iraq presented an ambitious plan on Saturday to establish itself as a regional transportation hub by developing its road and rail infrastructure, connecting Europe with the Persian Gulf and other countries in West Asia. The $17 billion project, known as […]

Read more »

Accelerating U.S. Trade With Kazakhstan

Via The Wall Street Journal, commentary on how a Cold War sanctions program, designed to help Soviet Jews, bars Kazakhstan from normal trade with the U.S.: Kazakhstan has been a free country for more than 30 years. A culturally Muslim former Soviet republic with a population of 19 million, modern Kazakhstan is a secular country […]

Read more »

Studious Investors Stand To Benefit From Opportunities In Africa

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on how discerning fund managers say Africa can provide lucrative and stable returns: Africa presents something of a conundrum for the world’s biggest asset managers. What should be a continent overflowing with investment opportunities is by and large no more than a side note within the trading activities […]

Read more »

Why US Tech Giants Need Africa

Courtesy of Project Syndicate, a look at – while Big Tech companies are investing heavily in Africa – their poor track record on disinformation and privacy, and their lack of interest in fostering partnerships with African companies, is limiting their prospects: Last year, Google’s Equiano undersea cable began conveying terabytes of data per second to […]

Read more »

US Reviews $250 Million Investment in Congo-Angola Rail Link

Via Bloomberg, a report that the US Development Finance Corp. is conducting due diligence for a potential $250 million financing package for the Lobito Atlantic Railway Corridor, which runs from Ndola in northern Zambia north through the southern Democratic Republic of the Congo and central Angola to the port at Lobito: US International Development Finance […]

Read more »

Why Many Indonesians Think Jokowi Fumbled Chinese High-Speed Rail Diplomacy, Even As It Nears Completion

Via China Global South, commentary on why many Indonesians think Jokowi fumbled Chinese high-speed rail diplomacy: The China-backed high-speed train that runs from Jakarta to Bandung, two main cities in Indonesia, is nearing completion, and is slated to begin serving the public in August this year. But after about a decade of planning and construction, […]

Read more »

  |  Next Page »
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.