Archive for the ‘Georgia’ Category

Extreme Investing: Georgia

Via Robert Amsterdam & Bloomberg, an interesting video on investing in Geogia.

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Re-Energizing Nabucco

Via Stratfor (subscription required), an analysis of the recent summit in Hungary for officials from countries interested in, or part of, the Nabucco natural gas pipeline project including Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Romania and Turkey. As the article notes: “…Nabucco is a planned 2,000 mile pipeline between Turkey and Austria to transport […]

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Russia and Iran: Emphasize “North-South” Routes vs. “East-West”

Via Windows on Eurasia, an analysis of the renewed interest in the development of three major north-south routes that would link Russia with Iran — via the Caspian Sea, via a railroad through Azerbaijan, and via pipelines from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan — a route that it is only half as long as the traditional sea […]

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Fishing For Investment Returns In The Caspian

Via The Silk Road Intelligencer, an interesting look at The Sturgeon Fund, launched in December 2006, to target the “Turkestan” region, comprising Central Asia and the Caucasus.  As the article notes: “…The fund gives exposure to markets that on the one hand are not explored by mainstream funds, and on the other that, with the […]

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Russia & Georgia: Energy Negotiations

Via Stratfor (subscription required), a report that Russia and Georgia — whose relationship is still shattered after the war between them in August — are to start energy negotiations in mid-December. As the article notes: “…Georgia currently relies on Russian natural gas to fulfill approximately 60 percent of its domestic demand, with neighboring Azerbaijan fulfilling […]

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Pipeline Politics Is One of the Main Driving Forces in the Caucasus

As recently reported by Russia Profile, peacemaking efforts by Turkey and the Minsk group of the OSCE aimed at settling the Karabakh conflict have an obvious energy motive as the EU’s plans to achieve energy independence from Russia directly depend on a small territory that Armenia and Azerbaijan are fighting over. As the article notes: […]

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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.