Archive for the ‘Uruguay’ Category

Green Silk Road? Chinese Clean Tech Pours Into Latin America

Courtesy of The Economist, a report on the Chinese green technologies pouring into Latin America, prompting anxiety in the United States about security, coercion and competition: From the snazzy seats of the e14 bus in Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, it is hard to tell that the smooth electric machine is Chinese. Only an eagle-eyed commuter would spot the […]

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Energy Giants Place Tentative Bets On Oil Finds In ‘Wildcat’ Uruguay

Courtesy of Reuters, an article on firms’ exploration of potential oil finds in ‘wildcat’ Uruguay: Uruguay state-run energy firm Ancap is set to agree to final terms for a record number of seven offshore exploration licenses next month, a senior executive told Reuters, as the frontier market lures bets from global players like Shell (SHEL.L). […]

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U.S. Tech Firms Are Replacing Workers With Cheaper Talent In Latin America

Via Rest of World, a look at how U.S. tech firms are replacing workers with cheaper talent in Latin America: For Andrea Campos, founder of the Mexico-based mental health app Yana, finding developer talent nowadays reminds her of the dating scene growing up in Cancún.  “If you wanted a boyfriend, you had to accept the hard […]

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Uruguay: Plotting To Poach Argentina’s Tech Sector

Courtesy of Rest of World, an interesting report on how – escaping crisis – Argentine tech workers want to recreate their home startup scene just across the river Across the world, the arrival of digital nomads is a sign of issues to come — with “gentrification” being the watchword for a myriad of tensions between […]

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Uruguay: “Among Best Places For Investment In Near Future”

Via MercoPress, an article ranking Uruguay among the best places for investing in the near future: According to one of the world’s leading financial magazines, Uruguay remains “a haven of stability in a volatile region.” The report featured the opinions of experts participating in a regular survey, who were asked to evaluate 174 countries quarterly. The […]

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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.