Archive for the ‘Mexico’ Category

How Latin America Became Tech’s Next Big Frontier

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on how Latin America became tech’s next big frontier: Buying a used car, renting an apartment or opening a bank account: all recurring nightmares in Latin America, because of reams of paperwork, lethargic bureaucracy and legal pitfalls. Start-ups created to tackle problems like these are propelling the region […]

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Pemex’s Losses Deepen Mexico’s Financial Woes

Via STRATFOR (subscription required), a short report on Pemex: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s failure to strengthen Pemex’s finances and shore up domestic oil production will exacerbate Mexico’s public finance woes from COVID-19.  On Aug. 24, Mexico’s state-owned energy giant Pemex reported its lowest level of monthly crude oil production since 1979, with the company’s […]

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Mexico’s Pemex: From Cash Cow To Resource Drain

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at Pemex: At the end of 2016, Pemex came up with a new strategy: it would focus exclusively on profitable activities. The plan, a no-brainer for most businesses, was a novelty for Mexico’s state oil company, a national champion created in 1938 after Mexico expropriated US and UK […]

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How the “Next 11” Countries Could Power the World Economy

Courtesy of Barron’s, an interesting look at the Next 11: On a recent holiday in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, I couldn’t resist thinking about these countries’ economic potential and ongoing policy challenges. After all, in 2005 my Goldman Sachs colleagues and I had listed Vietnam as one of the Next Eleven, or N-11, all countries […]

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Myanmar’s Stock Exchange

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, an interesting look at Myanmar’s nascent stock exchange: At the Yangon Stock Exchange, or YSX as it’s known, a cable television crew turns up every day to provide a rundown of the day’s trading. On a recent Thursday, their report was, as usual, brief. The MYANPIX index closed unchanged—for the second day […]

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Mexico’s Crude Capitalism

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a look at Mexico’s new model of Latin American energy policy: When, in 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a broad reform package that would end the government’s monopoly over the country’s oil sector, his argument was fairly straightforward: Foreign investment could be just the thing to reverse a decade […]

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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.