Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category

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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Egypt: A Key Plank In China’s One Belt – One Road Strategy

Via Frontera News, a look at the role of Egypt in China’s Silk Road strategy: Egypt’s transfer of two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi sovereignty sparked street protests and a social media backlash: #Egyptissold. Yet Tiran and Sanafir are pinpricks next to the much bigger land grab by Beijing onshore. Granted, the twin islands […]

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China Backs Egypt’s New $45 Billion Capital

Via The Wall Street Journal, an interesting article on how a deal to build new capital near Cairo is part of Beijing’s plans to boost business in emerging markets: When President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi announced an ambitious plan to build a new administrative and business capital for Egypt on 270 square miles of desert land, many were […]

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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.