Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ Category

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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Business In Nigeria

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on the challenges of doing business in Nigeria: IN 2001 MTN, a fledgling telecoms company from South Africa, paid $285m for one of four mobile licences sold at auction by the government of Nigeria. Observers thought its board was bonkers. Nigeria had spent most of the previous four decades […]

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Nigeria Beckons Investors Fleeing The BRICs

Via Forbes, an interesting article on Nigeria: With even Goldman Sachs turning cold on the core emerging markets basket of Brazil, India, Russia and China, investors are combing the world looking for a place to put their money to work. For this new generation of adventurers, the goal is to be on the ground in […]

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Via SilkInvest, a look at Nigeria: At Silk Invest, we believe that Nigeria is probably one of most misunderstood places in the world today. And even though it continues to impress the global business community, it is still a fairly unknown investment destination to global investors.  In this piece we take a closer look at […]

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Nigeria: A Rugged Road To High Returns

Via Reuters, a look at Nigeria’s investment potential: Bomb blasts, gun attacks, airline crashes, kidnappings, industrial-scale oil theft, armed robberies and fraud costing billions of dollars. Such things might give pause to anyone thinking of opening a business. In Nigeria, they happen with alarming frequency, and yet investors just keep coming. The reasons are many: […]

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About This Blog
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.