Archive for the ‘China’ Category

Digital Silk Road

Via OBOReurope, commentary on the digital Silk Road: Since the launching of  the BRI project in 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping has insisted that the new silk roads would not be just about roads and railways, and that this programme would  also focus on telecommunications, fiber, e -commerce. This digital silk route also offers an […]

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China Needs A Win In Afghanistan To Keep Its Edge In Asian Trade

Via Forbes, a look at China’s investment interest in Afghanistan: China wants to help build infrastructure in poor, war-weary Afghanistan to further its regional economic expansion. Chinese economic relations with Pakistan offer a textbook case for what Beijing wants from other countries. The pair with a 523-kilometer (324-mile) long mountainous border hit it off in […]

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Three Years Later

Via Reconnecting Asia, an interesting analysis of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Nearly three years have passed since the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was formally launched. Several projects have come online, and a critical mass of electric power and infrastructure projects will be operational within the next 12 to 18 months. Now, more than halfway through […]

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Tajikistan Resumes Building Turkmenistan-China Pipeline

Via Eurasianet, a report on the 400km route which will become the fourth strand of the Chinese-Turkmen pipeline network: Work has resumed in Tajikistan on construction work on a natural gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan to China. Deputy Energy and Water Resources Minister Jamshed Shoimzoda said at a press conference on January 30 that funding […]

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Energy Geopolitics in Asia

Via The Wilson Center, a look at CPEC and energy geopolitics in Asia: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mammoth $62 billion transport corridor project. It entails the construction of roads, power projects, ports and other infrastructure across Pakistan. CPEC is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an even more ambitious envisioned transport corridor […]

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China’s Ambitious New ‘Port’: Landlocked Kazakhstan

Via The New York Times, a close examination of Kazakhstan’s role in China’s BRI: China’s largest shipping company has poured billions of dollars into buying seaports in Greece and other maritime nations around the world. But the location of its latest big foreign investment has given a curious twist to the expanding ambitions of the China Ocean […]

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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.