Archive for the ‘Bangladesh’ Category

Three Asian Markets Worthy of Attention: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam

Via Investment Week, a look at Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam: The consumer boom in Asia shows no sign of slowing down. With more than half the world’s population, and home to over half of the world’s ten fastest growing major economies, Asia enjoys growth that the West can only dream of. And it is […]

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Infrastructure Boom in Bangladesh Could Herald a New Era for Development

Via Future Directions International, a report on Bangladesh: The development of a number of infrastructure projects in Bangladesh represents a positive shift in the country’s future progress. Construction work for a second nuclear power plant will begin soon, with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) granting a design and construction license to the Bangladesh […]

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How the “Next 11” Countries Could Power the World Economy

Courtesy of Barron’s, an interesting look at the Next 11: On a recent holiday in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, I couldn’t resist thinking about these countries’ economic potential and ongoing policy challenges. After all, in 2005 my Goldman Sachs colleagues and I had listed Vietnam as one of the Next Eleven, or N-11, all countries […]

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Bangladesh: Poised To Graduate From “Least Developed Country” to “Developing Country”

Via The Diplomat, a look at Bangladesh’s economic growth: The United Nations Committee for Development Policy announced in March that Bangladesh had successfully met the criteria to graduate from a “least developed country” (LDC) to a “developing country” (DC). That sounds like a lot of bureaucratese. But it isn’t. The UN’s low-key proclamation has led […]

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Japanese Infrastructure Deal with Bangladesh May Disrupt “Belt and Road” Initiative

Courtesy of Future Directions International, commentary on the potential impact of a recent Japanese investment in Bangladesh on China’s OBOR vision: On 29 June, the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh signed a loan agreement to provide official development assistance (ODA) loans of up to 178.225 billion yen (approximately […]

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Banglaboom: One of the World’s Best Economic Stories Comes From South Asia, But Not India

Via Quartz, a look at Bangladesh’s positive economic growth: Bangladesh’s population of 160 million is as big as France, Germany, and the Netherlands combined. The country is also easily the poorest of the world’s 10 most populous. Given its size and the depth of its poverty, the country’s recent economic boom must rank as one of the […]

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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.