Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category

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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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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Russian Billionaire’s Bank Bets on Egypt as Mideast Risk Rises

Via Bloomberg, an article on Renaissance Capital’s long-term bet on Egypt even as tensions in the region are on the rise: Renaissance Capital, the investment bank owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, is taking a long-term bet on Egypt even as tensions in the region are on the rise. “A lot of the global investment […]

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Reforming Egypt’s Economy

Via The Economist, a look at the Egyptian government’s latest efforts to reform its economy: THE train north from Cairo winds through the lush fields and meandering canals of the Nile Delta, before chugging into Alexandria. The scenery is pleasant on a 180km journey that can drag on for more than four hours. It is […]

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Egypt: The Eastern Mediterranean’s Next Natural Gas Hub?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), interesting analysis of Forecast The eastern Mediterranean will attract great interest from international oil and natural gas companies over the next decade. Egypt, hoping to take advantage of that interest, will try to position itself as the region’s energy hub. Though Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made energy reform […]

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Ten Emerging Markets Of The Future

Via the World Economic Forum, commentary on the top 10 emerging markets of the future: A new report from BMI Research has identified the “10 emerging markets of the future” — the countries that are set to become new drivers of economic growth over the next 10 years. BMI estimates that these countries will cumulatively […]

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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.