Iraq Attracting Deal Scouting Executives

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, an interesting look at growing investment interest in Iraq: For years, Iraq has careened from crisis to crisis. Now, some foreign companies see opportunity as the turmoil appears to be subsiding. After disruptive anti-corruption protests earlier this year, a degree of stability has returned to parliament. Weak oil prices […]

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Investing In A Possible Colombian Peace Deal

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at how resolving the decades-long conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will provide Colombia with more investment opportunities in the future: Forecast Resolving the decadeslong conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will provide Colombia with more investment opportunities. But investment, especially in […]

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One Belt/One Road: China’s Marshall Plan?

Via Blooomberg, a summary look at China’s OBOR initiative: China’s ambition to revive an ancient trading route stretching from Asia to Europe could leave an economic legacy bigger than the Marshall Plan or the European Union’s enlargement, according to a new analysis. Dubbed ‘One Belt, One Road,’ the plan to build rail, highways and ports […]

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Xinjiang Trade Raises Doubts Over China’s “Belt and Road” Plan

Via the Financial Times, a look at Xinjiang trade figures and how they may relate to China’s One Belt/One Road future: The vast Chinese northwestern frontier region of Xinjiang may serve as a useful early indicator of how Beijing’s much-touted “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) is supposed to work – and how successful it may […]

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Iran, Russia Map Out Rival To Suez Canal

Via Iran’s PressTV, a look at the potential International North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC), a multi-model route to link India and the Middle East to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe: The International North-South Transport Corridor, shown in bold green dots, will significantly reduce costs and travel time. A major project to foster trade connectivity through […]

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Sri Lanka

Via Frontrera News, a report on Sri Lanka: At the tip of the teardrop of India, as Sri Lanka is often described, lies the Thalsevana Holiday Resort. From here you could once walk to India over 30 miles of limestone shoals. Long since washed over by the Palk Strait, its silver shoreline and turquoise waters […]

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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.