Archive for December, 2016

Playing Through: Ashgabat Golf Club

Via USAToday, an interesting report on Turkmenistan’s plans to develop a golf industry: Jack Nicklaus has been designing and building golf courses around the world for the last four decades, and most of his work has been overseas during the last 10 years. But his latest project in Turkmenistan is as intriguing as any of them. […]

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Just $10 billion Could Fundamentally Change Iran’s Economy

Courtesy of The Iran Project, a look at how just $10 billion could fundamentally change Iran’s economy: As we approach the end of 2016, the most important deal concluded for post-sanctions Iran this year was not among the headline-grabbing agreements signed by Boeing, Airbus, Renault, Siemens, Shell, or Total. Rather, it was a much smaller […]

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Via The News in Pakistan, commentary on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not an ordinary run-of-the-mill project; it involves massive economic activity. Its impact is already being felt in Pakistan, albeit not in the way it was expected. Though the Afghan corridor, which can link the CPEC, remains unavailable due […]

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Chabahar Corridor To Give Central Asia ‘Dependable’ Access to Global Markets

Via the Indian Express, a report on the Amritsar Declaration which saw several countries welcome the pact on jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road between China and Afghanistan: Nations taking part in the Heart of Asia (HoA) summit on Sunday acknowledged the “significant” step taken by India, Iran […]

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The New Silk Road Is Not Chinese, It’s International

Via Forbes, an interesting report on the countries involved in building the new Silk Road: When the Soviet Union fell the political and economic landscape of central Eurasia shattered into a melee of disconnected, dysfunctional shards as 14 new countries suddenly emerged in tandem with a pronounced political and economic vacuum. Whereas the Soviets, to varying […]

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Eurasia: The World’s Largest Market Emerges

Courtesy of Forbes, an interesting look at slow integration of Eurasia into one massive market: It is happening subtly but its impact could potentially alter the geopolitical and economic balance of the world. Eurasia, as a contiguous continent stretching from the west of Europe to the eastern coast of China, is slowly being drawn together […]

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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.