Archive for the ‘Belarus’ Category

Economy In Focus: Belarus

Via Emerging Europe, a look at how the economy of Belarus has adjusted to sanctions and the loss of key export markets slightly better than expected, but the future is deeply uncertain: International media coverage of Belarus, home to nine million people, focuses almost entirely on its leader, Alexander Lukashenko, his close relationship with Russian […]

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Eurasian Economic Union May Set Up SEZ In Cuba

Via Russia Briefing, a report that the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) may establish an industrial park in Cuba: Cuba has proposed that the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) create an industrial park on the island, the bloc stated on Friday (September 2). The initiative has been discussed during a recent virtual meeting of the Eurasian Economic […]

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Mongolia: Riskier Than Belarus?

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Moody’s risk profile of Mongolia: Mongolia may be the darling of the mining world and a hotspot for investors in developing Asian economies. However as far as the credit markets are concerned, it might as well be a Greece or a Belarus. That’s according to Moody’s, which […]

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Russia and Iran: Emphasize “North-South” Routes vs. “East-West”

Via Windows on Eurasia, an analysis of the renewed interest in the development of three major north-south routes that would link Russia with Iran — via the Caspian Sea, via a railroad through Azerbaijan, and via pipelines from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan — a route that it is only half as long as the traditional sea […]

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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.