Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category

Egypt’s Economic Turnaround

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on Egypt’s economy: Three years ago, Egypt’s economy was teetering on the abyss, as entrepreneurs scoured the black market for dollars and foreign investors shunned the country. Now it is being hailed as one of the region’s fastest-growing economies, favoured by international bond investors seeking high yields in […]

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Is Egypt’s Military About To Conquer Red Sea Tourism?

Via Al Monitor, an article on the Egyptian military’s growing commercial interests in the tourism sector: Having conquered numerous industrial sectors of the Egyptian economy, the Egyptian Armed Forces increasingly has its sights set on Egypt’s all-important tourism industry. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, by decree, recently transferred control of chunks of Red Sea real estate — including entire islands […]

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Egypt’s Economy: Running To Stand Still

Via The Economist, an article on Egypt’s economy: The investors gathered at a posh Cairo restaurant were eager to pour money into an economy that, just three years ago, lacked the hard currency to import cooking oil. A revolution in 2011 (and a coup two years later) tipped Egypt into economic crisis. Investors and tourists […]

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Attractive Frontier Markets (According To Citi)

Via CNBC Africa, a report on frontier markets: Egypt, Kenya and Romania come out as most attractive Frontier Markets (FM), while Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Morocco come out least attractive. Here is what the model says about the top 3: ? Egypt leads the pack thanks to a host of supportive signals, including valuations (PE and […]

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Enter The Dragon: China’s Belt And Road Rising In The Middle East

Via the Hoover Institute, commentary on China’s BRI impact on the Middle East: Cairenes are not modest about their beloved city. It is Umm al-Dunya, they say, the mother of the world. They also call it simply Masr, the Arabic term for Egypt, suggesting, of course, that there is really nothing worth noting in the vast country […]

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From War Room To Boardroom In Egypt

Via Reuters, an interesting look at how – in the four years since former armed forces chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi became Egypt’s president – companies owned by the military have gone from strength to strength: In a four-decade military career, Osama Abdel Meguid served in the first Gulf War and was an assistant military attaché […]

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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.