Archive for the ‘Philippines’ Category

Chinese-Funded Railway to Link Former US Bases in the Philippines

Via The Diplomat, an article on a potential Chinese-funded railway that would link for U.S. bases in the Philippines: One of the most interesting things to come out of China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s four-nation tour of Southeast Asia this weekend was the announcement that the Philippines and China have formally signed off on a deal to […]

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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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Philippines Defies Asia Slowdown With Best Growth Since 2010

Via Bloomberg, a report on the Philippine’s economic growth: Philippine growth unexpectedly accelerated to the fastest pace in almost three years, defying a regional slowdown as President Benigno Aquino boosted investment and state spending. The peso reversed its decline. Gross domestic product rose 7.8 percent in the three months through March from a year earlier, […]

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Philippines: Young, Cash Rich, and Urbanizing

Via the International Herald Tribune, an interesting look at the Philippines: In the upscale business district of Manila, a midweek crowd spills out into the street. The New York-themed Borough restaurant is pulsating to the beat of a Bon Jovi song, while young, hip Filipinos take shots of tequila from a passing tray and sing […]

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Gambling On The Philippines

Via The Financial Times, an article on the gaming boom soon to unfold in the Philippines: The four big casino complexes rising along the scenic Manila Bay in the Philippines haven’t opened their doors yet, four years after the government awarded the exclusive licenses as part of the country’s ambitious plan to cash in on […]

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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.