Archive for January, 2013

Investing In Africa: A Good Bet?

Courtesy of How We Made It In Africa, an interesting article on what’s being done to make Africa more attractive to investors: From the start, those on the panel questioned the title, De-risking Africa. South African president Jacob Zuma said, “I’ve been questioning myself about the topic. De-risking Africa. Is Africa risky more than any […]

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Myanmar: Will Asia’s Breadbasket Rise Again?

Via The Financial Times, a report on Myanmar’s agribusiness potential: To the lengthening list of foreign companies beating a path to Myanmar, add at least two more: Wilmar, one of Asia’s largest agribusinesses, and Cargill, the commodities’ trader. Wilmar, a Singapore-listed group and the world’s largest processor of palm oil by volume, told beyondbrics it […]

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Vietnam’s Economy: Sabotaged From Within

Via The Diplomat, a look at Vietnam’s economic woes: Last year saw a number of Vietnamese state-owned enterprise officials being arrested for economic crimes or “irregularities” at the companies under their care.  As covered previously on Pacific Money, one of the most shocking such arrests was that of Nguyen Duc Kien, a famous tycoon and […]

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Security Fears Dim Benghazi’s Dream Of Economic Revival

Via the Globe & Mail, an interesting article on Benghazi: At a construction site on Benghazi’s waterfront, engineer Seraj Bushada proudly points to a giant hole in the ground that will make way for a 48-floor office tower that city officials hope will help transform part of this port city into a modern business district. […]

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South Sudan Signs Oil Deal With Israel

Via Energy Daily, a report that South Sudan has signed an oil deal with Israel: South Sudan says it has signed an agreement with several Israeli oil companies, a potentially significant strategic move that will consolidate the Jewish state’s relations with the fledgling, oil-rich East African state. It will also bolster Israeli moves to counter […]

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Best Since Sliced Bread: Giant Emerging-Market Firms Continue To Advance Everywhere

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on the rise of emerging market firms such as Grupo Bimbo: GRUPO BIMBO is on the prowl in el Norte again. In 2009 the Mexican baking giant bought part of Weston Foods for $2.3 billion, becoming the biggest baker in the United States. Two years later it bought Sarah […]

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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.