Archive for the ‘Tunisia’ Category

Experts Pour Cold Water On Tunisia BRICS ‘Bid’

Via Al Monitor, a report on Tunisia’s potential bid to join the BRICS block, Analysts are skeptical about an announcement made by supporters of Tunisia’s populist President Kais Saied that the North African country wants to join BRICS, a group of leading emerging economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa that is often […]

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A U.S. / Tunisia Free Trade Agreement?

Via Foreign Policy, some commentary on Tunisia and the possibility of US / Tunisia free trade agreement: House Rules Committee chairman David Dreier (R-CA) announced last week during a visit to Tunis that he intends to head an initiative to propose a free trade agreement between the United States and Tunisia, which experienced a popular […]

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Mobius’ Emerging Opportunities

Via The Financial Times, an interesting look at which emerging markets Mark Mobius (executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management) is focusing on, in spite of the recent credit-related financial turmoil.  As the article notes, Mobius has long been at the forefront of drawing investors toward frontier markets, including Bangladesh, Botswana, Estonia and Tunisia, and now […]

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Sun Is Shining on Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon

Interesting perspective from Portfolio Magazine, noting that Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon are the only countries among 70 tracked by the MSCI that have stock markets in positive territory this year.  As the article notes, it is nice to know the sun is shining somewhere!

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Challenges & Opportunities Facing Emerging Markets in the Middle East & North Africa

In a recent article published by Knowledge@Wharton, Howard Pack (a professor of business and public policy at Wharton) and Marcus Noland (a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics) examined how Arab countries are coping with globalization & exploiting the recent influx of hydrocarbon-based money into their economies. We found the following notes […]

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France: Banking on North Africa

As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, France has followed China’s lead as a nation looking at banking opportunities in Africa. As the article notes: “…The top three French banks by market value- BNP Paribas SA, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole SA-are already active in most of the region. Additional acquisitions in countries such […]

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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.