Archive for November, 2016

Iran-Azerbaijan-Georgia Corridor To Launch In 1 Month

Via The Iran Project, a report on a corridor that will carry shipments from the Black Sea – between Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Western Asia: Iran, Azerbaijan and Georgia are carrying out a plan to make operational a long-overdue corridor that will carry shipments from the Black Sea – between Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Western Asia – to […]

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China About to Start $35 Billion of Silk Road Plan in Pakistan

Via Bloomberg, a report on China’s plans to start its investment in Pakistan as part of its Silk Road initiative: More than three quarters of $46 billion of planned Chinese-led investment in Pakistan will be implemented by next year as part of the world’s second-largest economy’s flagship Silk Road plan. “Out of this $46 billion, […]

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Russia Lacks Infrastructure to Take Part in China’s Silk Road

Via Window on Eurasia, a report on Russia’s infrastructure limitations to participate in China’s Silk Road project and Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Afghanistan’s efforts to create the Lazurian corridor,” a new railroad and canal transit network “connecting Central and South Asia with the Caspian, Black Sea and Mediterranean basins: Moscow has complained about and done […]

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Why Is China So Interested In Investing In Rwanda?

Via Quartz, an interesting look at China’s interest in investing in Rwanda, a landlocked country with few natural resources: It’s hard not to see China’s footprint wherever one goes in Rwanda. Chinese engineers have designed and built the country’s tallest building, Kigali City Tower, a gleaming 20-story glass skyscraper; the building that houses Rwanda’s foreign […]

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How China Is Taking The Silk Road To Financial Dominance

Via CapX, a look at China’s Silk Road ambitions: Forget, for a moment, the uncertainties surrounding President-elect Donald Trump. Because in the East, the world’s biggest ever credit boom is set to get even bigger. What’s more, it is not being built around the US dollar, but around a new emerging global currency: the Chinese […]

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Pakistan, China Launch New Trade Route

Via Terra Daily, a look at a new trade route linking southwestern Gwadar port to the Chinese city of Kashgar: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday inaugurated a trade route linking southwestern Gwadar port to the Chinese city of Kashgar as part of a joint multi-billion-dollar project to jumpstart economic growth in the South Asian country. […]

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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.