Archive for March, 2015

Mozambique at Economic Crossroads?

Via Future Directions International, a look at how Mozambique – despite consistent economic growth in recent years – will increasingly face the challenges of maximizing its resources wealth, improving fiscal responsibility and increasing political and social stability without impeding economic growth: Background The south-east African country of Mozambique has experienced rapid economic expansion over the […]

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Libya’s State Oil Company Declares Independence

Via the Wall Street Journal, a report on Libya’s National Oil Company’s statements of neutrality in the conflict between the government based in Baida and the Libya Dawn movement: Libya’s state-owned National Oil Co. has issued a declaration of independence. The company said on its website Thursday it was neutral in the conflict between an […]

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North Korea Promotes Foreign Investment Opportunities

Via NK News, a report on North Korea’s efforts to promote foreign investment opportunities amid ongoing investor concerns: North Korea is renewing a push for further international cooperation and business investment in 2015, according to a Wednesday report by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The article promotes a series of trade fairs taking place […]

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Myanmar Tests Foreign Telecom Entrants

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, an update on Myanmar’s nascent telecom sector: Customers lined up to buy Ooredoo mobile service at a Yangon shop in August. When Myanmar’s first foreign telecommunications companies, Qatar’s Ooredoo QSC and Norway’s Telenor AS A, arrived last year, customers lined up for blocks to buy their inexpensive services, exhausting the supply […]

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Foreign Investors Return To Egypt After Years Of Turmoil

Courtesy of the Financial Times, a report on Egypt: Shoppers in central Cairo–Egypt’s 90m consumers could be a big draw for foreign investors Two heated battles between foreign investors for Egyptian assets have heartened Cairo officials hoping to relaunch their economy with a high-profile investment conference this week. Bidding wars by European and regional groups […]

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Whopper Meals For Zambia

Via Bloomberg, an interesting report on Burger King’s expansion in Africa: Burger King Worldwide Inc. plans to enter new African countries before the end of the year as it follows Yum! Brands Inc.’s KFC chain in tapping demand from the continent’s middle class. “Our African expansion plans are progressing at a very vigorous rate,” Jaye Sinclair, […]

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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.