Archive for the ‘Saudi Arabia’ Category

UAE Won’t Accept Plan to Extend OPEC+ Agreement Beyond April ‘22

Via Bloomberg, a report on UAE’s refusal to extend the OPEC+ agreement beyond April ‘22: A high-stakes game of oil diplomacy pits Saudi Arabia against long-time ally Abu Dhabi. And the result of their fight will shape not just the price of oil for the next year, but the future of the global energy industry. The […]

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Saudi Arabia Launches National Transport and Logistics Strategy

Via Arab News, an article on Saudi Arabia newNational Transport and Logistics strategy: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday launched his country’s National Transport and Logistics Strategy. The comprehensive program aims to position the Kingdom as a global logistics hub connecting three continents, and improve all transport services in support of Saudi Vision […]

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Saudi Investment in Chinese Mainland

Via Belt & Road News, an article on Saudi Investment in the Chinese Mainland: Ajlan & Bros Holding Group, a private conglomerate from Saudi Arabia, will further expand its investments in China, especially in fields like renewable energy, financial services and the garment industry, a top company official said. China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) offers huge […]

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Saudi Aramco to Prioritize Energy Supply to China for 50 Years

Via Al Awsat, a report on Saudi Aramco’s commitment to support China’s energy future: Saudi Aramco will ensure China’s energy security remains its highest priority for the next 50 years and beyond as new and existing energy sources run in parallel for some time, CEO Amin Nasser told the China Development Forum on Sunday. Saudi […]

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In Saudi Arabia, Big Oil Can Fuel Big Data

Via The Wall Street Journal’s Emerging & Growth Markets Weekly (1.30.21), an interesting view on Saudi Arabia’s New Economy competitive positioning: Amid a global economy convulsed by Covid-19, online services are rushing to seize opportunities in Saudi Arabia, Benoit Faucon reports. Warner Music is in talks to buy a stakein Rotana Music, the Arab world’s largest […]

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Twilight of Petrostates

Via The Economist, an article on the impact of the demise of easy oil money: Their budgets don’t add up anymore. Algeria needs the price of Brent crude, an international benchmark for oil, to rise to $157 dollars a barrel. Oman needs it to hit $87. No Arab oil producer, save tiny Qatar, can balance […]

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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.