Archive for the ‘Colombia’ Category

Iran Opens A New Chapter For China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Via The Iran Project, a look at the role Iran can play in the success of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): An economic and political analysis of Pakistan believes that Iran can play an important role in the success of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), opening a new chapter of cooperation. Speaking to a reporter […]

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Investing In A Possible Colombian Peace Deal

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at how resolving the decades-long conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will provide Colombia with more investment opportunities in the future: Forecast Resolving the decadeslong conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will provide Colombia with more investment opportunities. But investment, especially in […]

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Colombia: To Benefit From Peso’s Crash?

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, an interesting article on Colombia: Colombia’s crumbling peso would appear to be bad news for the country of 47 million people. Not so, says finance minister Mauricio Cárdenas. “Lower oil prices have had a major impact on our current account. Half our exports were basically oil,” he said. The […]

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Via The Economist, a report on Colombia’s continued economic growth which has now overtaken Peru to become the region’s fastest-growing large economy: AS HE prepared to begin a second term as Colombia’s president on August 7th, the first name that Juan Manuel Santos inked in for his cabinet was Mauricio Cardenas, who keeps his job […]

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Talks With Rebels Have Consequences for Colombia’s Oil Sector

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a detailed look at the impact of a recent escalation in militant attacks on oil pipelines in eastern Colombia which have taken about 3 percent of Colombia’s daily oil production offline, according to government figures: The attacks have affected the Bicentenario and Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipelines. The renewed targeting of […]

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Colombia: Peace Is Good For Business

Via Ozy, an interesting look at Colombia: Ten years ago, the world had written Colombia off as a tangled wreckage of drug cartels, Marxist guerrillas and paramilitary death squads, where violence was the norm and hope was for the naïve. But now many Colombians are dreaming of what only a few years ago seemed unthinkable […]

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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.