Archive for July, 2016

Ten Emerging Markets Of The Future

Via the World Economic Forum, commentary on the top 10 emerging markets of the future: A new report from BMI Research has identified the “10 emerging markets of the future” — the countries that are set to become new drivers of economic growth over the next 10 years. BMI estimates that these countries will cumulatively […]

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Mongolia: Seeking A Path To Economic Recovery

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at Mongolia: Over the past five years, few other countries have experienced the highs and lows of the global economy as acutely as Mongolia. In 2011 the country was on the radar of virtually every investor interested in Asian emerging markets. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that […]

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Iran’s Shanghai Dream

Via Foreign Affairs, an interesting article on the pros and cons of Iran joining China’s security club: In late June, during the 15th annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a China-led security bloc, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the signing of the U.S.-Iranian nuclear deal and the lifting of UN sanctions meant that […]

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After a Taste of Doing Business in Iran, P&G Is Eager to Re-Engage

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a look at Procter & Gamble’s renewed efforts to continue its earlier push into Iran’s expanding consumer-goods market: Like many Western firms, Procter & Gamble Co. is eyeing new opportunities in Iran following the relaxing of trade sanctions earlier this year. But for a Swiss subsidiary of the U.S. consumer goods giant, Iran […]

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Iran Aims To Double Oil Exports, But There Are Hurdles

Via Oil, an article on Iran’s petroleum ambitions: Although its post-sanctions production boom appears to be have waned, the Islamic Republic of Iran still hopes to increase its energy exports, exploit new production contracts and expand its market share in 2016. Mohsen Ghamsari, director of international affairs for the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) […]

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Urban Sprawl: Great Cities of Africa & Asia Grow

Via The Economist, an article on how the great cities of Africa and Asia are spreading fast: INSIDE, Essa Mwaitulo’s house on the edge of Dar es Salaam is the picture of middle-class African domesticity. The sofas are luxurious; the curtains are golden; the walls are shocking pink; the floor, on which Ms Mwaitulo’s daughter […]

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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.