Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ Category

In Nigeria’s Wild Telecom Frontier, Firms Brave Shifting Rules for Hopes of Growth

Via the Wall Street Journal, a report on how mobile operators are navigating changing regulatory environment and network issues in Nigeria: The prospects for mobile-phone growth in Nigeria are among the most lucrative for telecom operators globally, but also the most challenging. Only some 45% of the approximately 192 million people in Africa’s most populous […]

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Ten Emerging Markets Of The Future

Via the World Economic Forum, commentary on the top 10 emerging markets of the future: A new report from BMI Research has identified the “10 emerging markets of the future” — the countries that are set to become new drivers of economic growth over the next 10 years. BMI estimates that these countries will cumulatively […]

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Africa’s Imploding Petrostates

Via Foreign Policy, interesting observations on how the decrease in oil prices is setting off a dramatic shift in the economic balance of power on the African continent: Africa’s petrostates are crashing hard. A cool $115 in the summer of 2014, a barrel of Brent crude, the international pricing benchmark, now fetches below $40. And […]

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Coca-Cola Buys Stake In Nigerian Juice & Dairy Company

Courtesy of the Financial Times, a report on Coke’s recent Nigerian investment: Coca-Cola has bought a minority stake in the Nigerian juice and dairy company CMH. The deal demonstrates the long-term play multinationals and tech start-ups are making in the country of more than 180m, which has one of the world’s fastest growing populations. Companies […]

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Frontier Markets In Focus: 2016 And Beyond

Via Mark Mobius’ blog, an interesting look at some investment opportunities in frontier markets (the less-developed subset of the emerging market universe) with an eye on a few countries that could best weather the investment climate ahead: When talking about frontier markets, the first question many people have is how to classify them. One of the […]

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Lagos To Prosper?

Via Granta, an interesting take on Lagos: The city of Lagos takes the form of an awkwardly shaped octopus, with tentacles reaching east and west, plucking up land that was once outside of its edges or part of neighbouring states. The metropolis, the commercial capital of Nigeria, is inundated with water, a fact never more […]

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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.