Archive for the ‘Mongolia’ Category

Mongolia: Seeking A Path To Economic Recovery

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at Mongolia: Over the past five years, few other countries have experienced the highs and lows of the global economy as acutely as Mongolia. In 2011 the country was on the radar of virtually every investor interested in Asian emerging markets. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that […]

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“Minegolia” Aims To Reverse Its Fortunes

Via The Globe & Mail, an article on Mongolia: Chimgee remembers the days people crowded in front of her meat market stall, waiting to buy from her storage locker jammed to the ceiling with beef, goat, sheep, camel and horse carcasses. “It was full, and people would line up here to buy from me,” she […]

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A False Steppe: Mongolia – Land Of Lost Opportunity?

Via the Wall Street Journal, a look at Mongolia Six years ago, nomadic farmer Ankhbayar Garamdagva followed the herd to this city on the fringe of the Gobi desert, hoping to share the riches promised to Mongolia by the global commodities boom. The 29-year-old father of two sold off all his livestock and borrowed money […]

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Rethinking Risk In Mongolia

Via the Financial Times, an interesting article on Mongolia: Four years ago, Mongolia’s economy was the fastest growing in the world, the stock market was booming and the future looked very bright. This year, the consensus is for growth at no more than 1 per cent and all of the rating agencies have sovereign risk […]

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Consumer Brands Lured To Mongolia By Mining Boom

Via the Salt Lake City Tribune, an interesting article on Mongolia: Burger King has opened its first store in sparsely populated Mongolia, joining companies from Pizza Hut to Porsche in anticipating an economic boom from the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine. Sandwiched between China and Russia, Mongolia has long been dependent on mining and […]

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The ‘Genghis Khan’ Fund Manager

Via Forbes, a report on Mongolia: Mongolia? Come on. Who wants to invest in Mongolia? Gary Kucher does. He runs Mongolia Holdings, a private firm mainly focused on infrastructure. This year’s announcement of the China-led Silk Road has investors like Kucher thinking Mongolia is one of CentralAsia’s best kept secrets. These American corporate brand namers are […]

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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.