Archive for the ‘New Silk Road’ Category

The Digital Silk Road

Via Forbes, a report on China’s efforts to build a digital Silk Road: The Digital Silk Road is one of the flagship projects in China’s Belt & Road Initiative The Digital Silk Road As one of China’s grand proposals within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Digital Silk Road (DSR) project was introduced in […]

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Pakistan Seeks Relief From China Over Belt and Road

Courtesy of The Financial Times (subscription required), a report on Pakistan’s efforts to renegotiate repayment after claiming costs of power plants were inflated Pakistan is trying to renegotiate Belt and Road repayments after it alleged that Chinese companies had inflated power project costs by billions of dollars. The renegotiation talks began after Islamabad released a […]

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Central Asian Nations Want To Kick-Start The BRI

Via the Lowy Institute, an article on how Central Asia’s economic fortunes are increasingly bound to Beijing: For China, the Covid-19 question is answered by more Belt and Road. As Foreign Minister Wang Yi put it at a press conference during the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing last weekend: The impact of Covid-19 on the Belt and […]

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Can China’s Belt and Road Initiative Survive COVID-19?

Via The Economist, an updated look at China’s Belt & Road Initiative: “Just over a year ago, at a gathering in Beijing of world leaders who had signed up to his Belt and Road Initiative (bri), China’s president, Xi Jinping, peppered his speech with proverbs. “The ceaseless inflow of rivers makes the ocean deep,” was […]

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Syria: A Future Notch on China’s BRI?

Via Eurasia Review, an article on how Syria could become a key node in China’s infrastructure, telecommunications and energy-driven Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): China looms large as a potentially key player alongside Russia and Iran in President Bashas al-Assad’s post-war Syria. With Russia and Iran lacking the financial muscle and the United States and […]

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Will Caspian Trade Flow into the Persian Gulf?

Via Window on Eurasia, commentary on the potential for north-south trade in Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have agreed to promote the expansion of rail traffic from their countries through Iran to Oman and thus to the world ocean, a path that China will likely be the biggest beneficiary of and that will challenge Moscow’s […]

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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.