Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Jio’s Grand Plan To Dominate India’s 5G

Via Asia Times, an article on Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries’ vision, tools and government support to shape India’s 5G future: “Data is not the new oil, it’s the new soil.” – Mukesh Ambani  In January 2018, while addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi first expressed his ambition to make India […]

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Huawei Digitally Connects Pakistan Beyond India’s Reach

Via Asia Times, a report on how a new Silk Road fiber optic cable project eases Pakistan’s cybersecurity concerns with India but raises new ones with China: China is poised to lay the last stretch of a cross-border fiber optic cable in Pakistan, a Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project designed in part to cut […]

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The World’s Best Banker: HDFC

Via The Economist, an article on Aditya Puri, CEO of India’s HDFC Bank: Who is the most impressive banker on the planet? Judged by their swagger and $20m-40m paypackets, the bosses of Wall Street’s big firms are contenders; yet several run firms that have delivered weak returns, been bailed out and left a toxic trail of scandals. […]

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India-Iran-Uzbekistan Pursue Central Asian Connectivity

Via The Diplomat, an article on how the Iranian port of Chabahar has the potential to shift some of the regional dynamics in India’s favor: India, Iran, and Uzbekistan have held their first trilateral meeting for possible joint use of Chabahar port. The meeting was chaired jointly by India’s Secretary of Shipping Sanjeev Ranjan, Uzbekistan’s Deputy Minister […]

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India Gaining Foothold In Central Asia As Iran’s Chabahar Port Attracts New Foreign Partners

Via Eurasian Times, an article on the Chabahar Port which is close to Pakistan’s Gwadar Port that is being developed by China as part of its China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which links it to the Indian Ocean through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Chabahar port is back in the news as India, Uzbekistan, and Iran are […]

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Iranian-Indian-Russian Push An Alternative to Suez & BRI

Via Global Village Space, a report on an Iranian-Indian-Russian push to establish an International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC): Iran, together with India and Russia, is pushing forward with a sea and rail corridor that could substantially reduce the time and cost of shipping goods from India to Europe. If this Iranian-Indian-Russian push is successful, the […]

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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.