Archive for the ‘New Silk Road’ Category

Syrian Economy Lies In Ruins and China Sniffs Opportunity

Via The Guardian, an article on China’s interest in rebuilding Syria: Standing on a podium on Saturday to take an oath of office, Bashar al-Assad declared himself the only man who could rebuild Syria. His first foreign guest, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, seemed to enhance his claim, endorsing the president’s win in a May poll […]

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Key Roles To Play In Afghanistan’s Future

Via Silk Road Briefing, a look at how China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have a role to play in Afghanistan’s future: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation has just held its Council of Foreign Ministers this week in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan. “A thorough exchange of views […]

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Addressing Political Risks As Uzbekistan’s Silk Road Return Takes Shape

Via The Brussels Times, a report on how – as Central Asian and Uzbekistan’s Silk Road takes shape – political risks must be addressed to attract foreign investors New initiatives are currently being taken to develop the central Asian economies along the former ancient silk road. Better infrastructure would of course accelerate trade, attract foreign capital […]

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Xinjiang: Rising Tech Hub on Belt & Road

Via Belt and Road News, an interesting article on Xinjiang: Among a display of satin brocades now worn with age, a 2,200-year-old silk arm protector lies quietly in a dusky glass case in Xinjiang Museum. It is a dapple of indigo and gold, with eight Chinese characters woven in perfect harmony. Literally meaning “Five stars […]

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The Afghanistan Belt And Road: China’s Opportunity Or Black Hole?

Via Silk Road Briefing, an article on the potential for China to help Afghanistan connect Central and South Asia: Afghanistan has been much in the news recently as US and NATO soldiers pull out of a war they have been engaged in for 20 years. With the last US military aircraft leaving the strategic Bagram airfield […]

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Tesla Superchargers Now Line The Silk Road

Via Zap Map, an interesting update on the Silk Road Supercharger corridor: Tesla China has now completed the Silk Road Supercharger corridor and says it is the longest it has built to date. According to a tweet from Tesla’s Chinese account, the route from east to west in China reaches just over 3,100 miles. The […]

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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.