Archive for the ‘Kazakhstan’ Category

Frontier Markets: Rapid Growth Propelled by Reform

Via Hubbis, some interesting commentary from 15 gatekeepers, asset managers and CIOs during a private and off-the-record discussion on the development of frontier and MENA markets: The topics covered included the key reasons for investment in frontier markets, their high growth but low correlation to global equity markets, the rationale for alpha strategies and the sustainability of […]

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China’s Plan For Railway To Uzbekistan Is Transforming Central Asian Geopolitics

Via The Times of Central Asia, an interesting look at the impact that China’s planned railway to Uzbekistan is having upon Central Asia: China is competing with Russia for greater influence on Central Asia countries, using infrastructure and transport investment and projects to achieve that goal. We are republishing the following article on the issue, written by […]

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Kazakhstan Opens Up To New Ideas

Via The Banker, an article on how Kazakhstan has bold ambitions to become not just a strong regional player, but one of the world’s top economies in the next 30 years: Since 2002, Kazakhstan has en-joyed strong economic development, with the World Bank report-ing a sixfold increase in gross domestic product (GDP) in this time to […]

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Can China Turn the Middle of Nowhere Into the Center of the World Economy?

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on Kazakhstan’s Khorgos Gateway, a dry port where goods can be transferred among the trains crisscrossing Asia and Europe, which China believes is the next foothold in its trillion-dollar campaign to transform global infrastructure: The Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility is a striking name for an absence. It is […]

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Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan Seek Greater Investment

Via The Diplomat, an article on how leaders of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have both ordered their officials to attract foreign investment: The presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan both want greater foreign investment to maintain economic stability and growth in their countries. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s call for increased foreign investments was akin to announcing a […]

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Goldman Sachs Follows China Into Kazakhstan

Via Forbes, a report on Goldman Sachs’ bet on a new securities exchange as Kazakhstan follows China’s path to opening up its economy: It’s not for the long freezing winters or the haute cuisine, but Goldman Sachs is heading to Astana, the capital of the ex-Soviet republic of Kazakhstan. Goldman announced on October 1 that it […]

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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.