Archive for the ‘Belarus’ Category

SCO Set Grow in Astana With Addition of Belarus

Courtesy of The Diplomat, an article on the upcoming SCO Summit which will add Belarus to the roster: On July 3-4, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will gather in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, for its annual leaders summit. After a virtual affair in 2023, the in-person summit will be closely watched as Belarus makes […]

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How Fast Food’s Global Takeover Was Underwritten by Development Banks

Courtesy of TruthDig, a report on how – from South Africa to Ukraine – five industrial chicken companies that supply KFC have benefited from financing from the World Bank Group and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: With its unparalleled purchasing power and exacting demands, fast food has long shaped agricultural systems in the United […]

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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.