Archive for the ‘Indonesia’ Category

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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Amazon To Invest $600M In Indonesia

Via Tech In Asia, a report on Amazon’s interest in Indonesia: What was previously just a rumor now seems to be taking concrete shape: the US ecommerce giant Amazon reportedly has its eyes firmly set on Indonesia. This was according to Daniel Tumiwa, the head of Indonesia’s ecommerce association (iDEA). “Amazon announced it will open an ecommerce branch […]

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Boomtowns Leading Indonesia Growth

Via Bloomberg, an article on Indonesia’s quick economic growth: Five years ago, property agent Daisul Akhyar took 20 minutes to drive to work in Pekanbaru, capital of Indonesia’s Riau province. Now, he can spend two hours in traffic after a surge in wealth transformed the city. “If you live in Riau now, it’s like living […]

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The Indonesian Dragon: Asia’s Next Booming Economy

Via WorldCrunch, an interesting look at Indonesia: The nostalgic traveler who goes to Indonesia with the idea of walking in the footsteps of Joseph Conrad and living out their own Spice Route literary adventures will be stunned by the sheer luxury of Makassar’s airport. A symbol of Indonesia’s rapid modernization and economic growth, this city […]

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Indonesia: The Darling Of Investors, But For How Long?

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a look at Indonesia’s investment prognosis: It is befitting that Indonesia has become the latest darling of the investment community, drawing private equity firms, retail and consumer giants, and the world’s largest automakers to its shores. Even in a depressed global economy, the world’s fourth most populated country continues to grow […]

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Indonesian Consumers Keep Market Strong

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on Indonesia’s strong consumer spending: Indonesia’s economy grew by an enviable 6.2 per cent in the third quarter, in line with market expectations. With benchmark rates at a record low and exports responsible for a far smaller portion of the economy than its neighbours, Indonesia appears to have […]

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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.