Archive for the ‘Indonesia’ Category

Indonesia’s Digital Market Could Grow to $300B In Next 3 Years

Via CNBC, an article on Indonesia’s technology market which could grow to between $200 billion and $300 billion in size the coming years: Indonesia’s technology market is at an inflection point and could grow exponentially to reach between $200 billion and $300 billion in the next two to three years, said John Riady, director of Lippo […]

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China Building Indonesia Into An EV Powerhouse

Via Asia Times, a report on how China’s investments in Indonesia’s nickel, copper and other ores used in electric vehicles are lifting nation’s industrial prospects: Chief investment minister Luhut Panjaitan has few concerns about China’s iron grip on Indonesia’s nickel industry as other major investors flock to a country with the range of mineral elements needed […]

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Digital Silk Road: For Indonesia, Chinese 5G Cooperation Brings Promise and Peril

Via The Diplomat, an article on how Indonesia, like many developing nations, faces a difficult decision about how far to engage with China’s Digital Silk Road: Earlier this month, on his four-nation tour of Southeast Asia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Indonesia, during which the two sides discussed cooperation on the development of 5G networks in the […]

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Death Knell Tolls for Indonesia’s Oil and Gas

Via The Asia Times, a report on how Indonesia lacks the foreign investment and domestic expertise needed to keep its fast-declining oil and gas industry afloat: With Chevron and perhaps ExxonMobil heading for the exits, active exploration at a virtual standstill and production on an increasingly downward spiral, Indonesia’s government needs to conduct radical regulatory […]

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The End of Emerging Markets?

Via Foreign Policy, sober commentary on how economies such as Brazil, Indonesia, India, Russia, and Turkey face a daunting new reality. The story of the coronavirus has so far been told mostly from the perspective of rich countries, but its harshest effects will still likely be felt by the world’s poor. Africa’s cases rose by […]

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Indonesia’s Burgeoning Railway Diplomacy

Via The Diplomat, an article on the Indonesia Railway Development Consortium: As in other Southeast Asian coutries, the Indonesian rail sector is a colonial legacy established with some dependence on external technologies. However, Indonesia has moved on to an independent approach, with the intent of developing its indigenous rail industry. To be fair, other regional […]

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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.