Archive for the ‘Malaysia’ Category

To Know Where the World Economy Is Headed, Look at the Bottom of a Toy Car

Courtesy of The Washington Post, an interesting commentary on global manufacturing and emerging economies: What if I said you could read real world history on the underside of your kids’ Hot Wheels? In my Philippine childhood in the 1970s, my brother Hector and I played with die-cast toy cars. I remember the first time I […]

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Top 5 Emerging Market Import / Export Centers in 2024

Via The Business Year, an article on which emerging market countries are essential nodes in global trade in 2024? One way of looking at international trade is to see it as the cumulative exchange of goods and services across borders over time. Every component used in a finished product has been through the import/export process several times […]

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Yamaha Taps School Music To Score Growth in India, Southeast Asia

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on Yamaha efforts to grow sales in emerging markets as Japan sales slide: For one New Delhi fifth grader shy of singing, a white, plastic recorder gifted by Japan’s Yamaha Corp. has been a potentially career-defining revelation. “I feel I’m better at playing the recorder and may even teach it […]

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Tesla EV Plans Spur ‘Musk Pilgrimages’ From India and Southeast Asia

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on Tesla’s EV plans in India and Southeast Asia: Indian and Southeast Asian leaders are appealing directly to Tesla CEO Elon Musk to invest in their countries as the electric-vehicle maker weighs options for curbing its dependence on the Chinese market. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Musk in […]

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Growing Autocracies Will Help Expand China’s BRI Influence

Courtesy of The Conversation, commentary on how the growth of autocracies will expand Chinese global influence via Belt and Road Initiative as it enters second decade: China currently faces daunting challenges in its domestic economy. But weakness in the real estate market and consumer spending at home is unlikely to stem its rising influence abroad. In mid-October […]

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Geely Eyes EV Foothold in Southeast Asia with $10B Malaysia Hub

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on a Chinese automaker doubling down on its Proton partnership: Chinese automaker Geely has teamed up with Malaysian partner Proton Holdings to stage a comeback in Southeast Asia’s electric vehicle market, fueled by a $10 billion investment in Malaysia. One of the biggest attractions at last month’s Malaysia International Motor […]

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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.