Archive for the ‘Liberia’ Category

Liberia: “It’s Not Going To Be Business As Usual” for Foreign Investors

Via The Africa Report, a report on the new Liberian President’s views on foreign investment: President Joseph Boakai brought a message to international investors on his first US foray since taking office in January – Liberia is open for business, but only on its own terms. “I want to be clear that it’s not going to be […]

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Mining Expectations: Robert Friedland’s $5bn Rail Plan to Break Mount Nimba Deadlock

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report on Robert Friedland who – facing the blockage caused by ArcelorMittal’s exclusive rail deal with Liberia – decided to take his iron ore mine project in Guinea into his own hands – and build his own railway. From Conakry to Monrovia via Washington, he has been mobilising his network […]

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Robert Friedland: Africa’s King of Copper

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an in-depth article on Robert Friedland, whom many consider to be Africa’s king of copper: At the head of Ivanhoe Mines, the American-Canadian tycoon has established himself as one of the key figures in the world of copper mining. He entered the continent via the DRC in the early 2000s, […]

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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.