Archive for the ‘New Silk Road’ Category

Middle Kingdom Meets Middle East

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at Chinese investment in the Middle East: There is not much to see for the first 500km south of Oman’s capital, Muscat, as the highway slices through the Hajar mountains and down a barren coast. Then it hits Duqm, a sleepy fishing village that is being transformed into a […]

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China’s Belt & Road: Cinching Tight Around India?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), detailed commentary on China’s BRI impact on India: Highlights China will continue to expand its Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia because the peripheral nations of the subcontinent feel a need to counterbalance India’s influence as they seek funding for development.  India’s opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will […]

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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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Chinese Investment in Africa: Beyond Belt and Road

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at how – beyond the Belt and Road infrastructure projects – thousands of entrepreneurs from China are also setting up on the continent: Wilson Wu has big plans for the free trade zone he manages in Igbesa, a scruffy town in Ogun State, some 60km from the frenzy […]

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China’s Digital Silk Road

Via Center for Strategic & International Studies, a transcript of an interesting panel discussion on the digital Silk Road: Matthew P. Goodman: Good morning, everyone. My name is Matthew Goodman. I hold the Simon Chair in political economy here at CSIS. Delighted to welcome you here to our humble abode for this event on the […]

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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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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.