Archive for the ‘Oman’ Category

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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Tycoon Takes Investors Heli Skiing to Show Them Pakistan’s Safe

Via Bloomberg, an interesting look at Pakistan: In the northern snow-capped peaks of Pakistan, Zia Chishti disembarked off a helicopter and skied downhill on a mission to convince investors, clients and company executives that the nation once called by The Economist “the world’s most dangerous place” is now safe for business. Chishti, who grew up […]

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China: Building A New City In The Desert Of Oman

Via Forbes, an interesting look at Chinese plans to build an entirely new $10.7 billion transit-oriented industrial city in Oman: Nobody is going to confuse the dusty fishing village of Duqm for Dubai. But Oman intends to change this by building an entirely new, $10.7 billion transit-oriented industrial city on the desertified coast of the Arabian Sea, […]

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A Tiger In Oman

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an interesting look at India’s efforts to cultivate emerging markets of its own, such as Oman.  As the article notes: “…While Indian companies struggle to expand in neighbouring countries in south Asia, they are making considerable headway in the Gulf and Africa. Unlike their Chinese counterparts, many do so without […]

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Russia: CPC Down; Kazakhstan-China Pipeline To Go

Via Stratfor, a detailed analysis of the implications arising from Russia increasing its share in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) to 31 percent after buying a 7 percent stake from Oman. The Kremlin has now reached its objective in controlling a key east-west oil pipeline in Central Asia, giving Russia even greater leverage in tampering […]

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Iran + Oman = Gas Partnership?

As recently reported by Arabian Business, Iran’s oil minister will travel to Muscat to discuss plans to export Iranian gas to Oman from where it could be exported using an Omani liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.  As the article notes: “…Iran has the world’s second biggest reserves but has been slow to develop gas exports […]

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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.