Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

An Economic Roundabout: Can Central Asia Be Transformed Into An Automotive Hub?

Via Automotive Logistics, an article on Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan efforts to strengthen their supply bases to boost local production of cars and parts: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have ambitions to grow the automotive sector as they industrialise and modernise their economies, but, like most other emerging markets, they will be reliant on Korean and Chinese investors in […]

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Uzbekistan’s Investment Bonanza

Via Eurasia Review, a report on Uzbekistan’s growing foreign investment: Investments in Uzbekistan saw a massive surge year-on-year in the first half of 2019, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev told a meeting of top officials on August 14, claiming the development as a vindication of his economic reform agenda.  According to a statement on the presidential website, Mirziyoyev stated that […]

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Uzbekistan: A Private Sector Affair

Via Eurasianet, a report on Uzbekistan where credit and access to hard currency are no longer problems, but the lack of experienced workers is causing businesses to be innovative: In Uzbekistan, the prosecutor has never been the businessman’s friend.  But Adham Mamatkulov, the owner of a factory in Kokand that produces duffel bags and backpacks, […]

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Wall Street Meets Tashkent

Via Radio Free Europe, an interesting article on how Uzbek officials – amid reforms at home – recently made their pitch to investors in New York: After a quarter-century under Islam Karimov, whose repressive rule brought a strong measure of economic isolation, Uzbekistan is taking steps to open its economy to foreign investment. The latest […]

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Uzbekistan Focused on Developing Trade with Afghanistan

Via The Diplomat, a look at Tashkent’s efforts to increase trade cooperation with Afghanistan: Tashkent is set to become a dominant trade partner to Afghanistan as the two sides continue to negotiate on major projects. Uzbekistan has focused on fostering trade relations both globally and regionally. Tashkent has chased and negotiated various trade opportunities, and one […]

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Uzbekistan: Most Intriguing Market In Frontier Asia

Via Seeking Alpha, a positive look at Uzbekistan: Summary Uzbekistan is poised to be a leader in Central Asia and is a standout country among other frontier markets. Market reforms that were recently implemented in 2016 will support private sector-led growth. Uzbekistan stands out in particular for its relatively lower minimum wages, as well as […]

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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.