Archive for the ‘Panama’ Category

Sino-Pakistani Ties Steam Ahead With Proposed Rail Project

Courtesy of The Diplomat, an article on a planned $58 billion railway line to link the Pakistani port city of Gwadar with Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang province: China’s proposed $58 billion railway project aimed at connecting Pakistan’s port of Gwadar to Kashgar in Western China is set to revolutionize trade and geopolitics in the region […]

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Counterfeiting, Contraband, Cocaine: How Panama’s Trade Hub Lost Its Lustre

Courtesy of The Guardian, a report on how Panama’s Colón free trade zone was meant to be hub for the Americas but, instead, has become a byword for drugs, gangs and violence: In the Colón Free Trade Zone, near the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal, the dated Perspex and glass buildings are emblazoned with brand names […]

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China’s Investment Setbacks in Panama

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on China’s investments in Panama: Since the 2013, China has made major infrastructure investments worldwide as part of President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). One significant recipient of Chinese investment has been Panama, which under former President Juan Carlos Varela switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to […]

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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.