Joint Ventures Help North Korea Evade Crackdown

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a look at some of the joint ventures operating in North Korea: Global businesses faced a deadline last week to exit joint ventures operating in North Korea. But dozens of them are still there, experts say, operating under opaque structures that help conceal their links to North Korea, providing the […]

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Pakistan Economy is the World’s Third Fastest Growing Among Top 25 Economies

Via South Asia Investor Review, a look at Pakistan and the world’s fastest growing economies: Pakistan is now the world’s third fastest growing economy among the world’s top 25 economies with PPP GDP of over one trillion US dollars, according to  the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF has recently raised the country’s 2018 growth forecast to […]

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Investing In Zimbabwe After Mugabe

Via Harvard Business Review, commentary on investment opportunities in Zimbabwe post-Mugabe: After being denounced for years for its dictatorship and destructive economic policies, Zimbabwe entered a new chapter in November 2017, following the military’s removal of president Robert Mugabe, who ruled the country for 37 years. Mugabe’s ouster and replacement with his one-time deputy, Emmerson […]

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How To Run A Bank In Afghanistan

Via The Economist, an interesting look at banking in Afghanistan: PEOPLE want to keep their money safe. Rather than stash it under the mattress, they turn to banks, often in return for interest on their cash. But the financial system can really only function if people can trust that strangers will not run off with their money. In […]

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Energy Geopolitics in Asia

Via The Wilson Center, a look at CPEC and energy geopolitics in Asia: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mammoth $62 billion transport corridor project. It entails the construction of roads, power projects, ports and other infrastructure across Pakistan. CPEC is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an even more ambitious envisioned transport corridor […]

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China’s Ambitious New ‘Port’: Landlocked Kazakhstan

Via The New York Times, a close examination of Kazakhstan’s role in China’s BRI: China’s largest shipping company has poured billions of dollars into buying seaports in Greece and other maritime nations around the world. But the location of its latest big foreign investment has given a curious twist to the expanding ambitions of the China Ocean […]

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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.