Archive for the ‘Indonesia’ Category

Full Metal Jackpot: Demand for “Green” Metals will Redraw the Global Mining Map

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at how he energy transition will mint new fortunes in surprising places: A net-zero global economy, if it materialises, will not just be carbon-neutral. It will also consume far fewer raw materials. Going from here to there, however, will require a heap of them. In the next few decades, […]

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The Possible Outcomes If Indonesia Joins BRICS

Via Modern Diplomacy, commentary on possible outcomes if Indonesia were to join the BRICS: Before we delve further into the complexity of the possibilities that could occur if Indonesia joins BRICS, it is important to know what BRICS is and the agenda it has. BRICS is an association of 5 countries consisting of Brazil, Russia, […]

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Is Indonesia Set To Become An Economic Superpower?

Courtesy of The Financial Times, commentary on Indonesia’s economic prospects: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo is a man in a hurry. Accompanied by a vast retinue of cabinet ministers, his chef, and 100 chief executives he has travelled to the heart of Borneo’s rainforest to oversee his audacious plan to build a new capital there. In […]

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The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway: Indonesia’s Lessons Learned 

Via The Diplomat, an article on lessons Indonesia learned from the Jakarta-Bandung high speed railway project: It would be an understatement to say that October was a momentous month for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Beijing celebrated the initiative’s 10th anniversary by holding the third Belt and Road Forum; around the same time, its […]

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These Five Countries Are Key Economic ‘Connectors’ in a Fragmenting World

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a look at the Vietnam, Poland, Mexico, Morocco and Indonesia are benefiting from the reshuffling of supply chains in response to US-China tensions. You may not have grown up playing with an Erector Set, but perhaps you had another building kit where, with patience and perhaps some parental assistance, you could bolt […]

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Singapore Taps Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia for Low-Carbon Energy

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a report on Singapore’s plan to tap Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia for low-carbon energy: Companies in Singapore this week unveiled a number of projects aimed at importing low-carbon sources of energy, setting the tone for a transition to cleaner power to help fight climate change. Low-carbon energy sources include hydrogen, wind […]

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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.