Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

Uzbekistan: From Privatizing Everything To Leapfrogging 30 Years

Via Forbes, an article on Uzbekistan: Five years ago, Uzbekistan, the most populous state in Central Asia, with a per-capita GDP barely above India’s, got a new president. Everyone in frontier markets considered this the moment Uzbekistan finally shed its Soviet-era skin. And investors, especially experienced Western ones in corporate finance, venture capital, and the securities […]

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Can Afghanistan Be Part of An Integrated Central Asia?

Via National Interest, a look at how a more integrated and cohesive Central Asia that includes Afghanistan will bring do more than anything else in sight to make Afghanistan stable and predictable: For many in the West and worldwide, the five countries of Central Asia remain a mystery, and their role in world affairs unknown. Yet […]

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Addressing Political Risks As Uzbekistan’s Silk Road Return Takes Shape

Via The Brussels Times, a report on how – as Central Asian and Uzbekistan’s Silk Road takes shape – political risks must be addressed to attract foreign investors New initiatives are currently being taken to develop the central Asian economies along the former ancient silk road. Better infrastructure would of course accelerate trade, attract foreign capital […]

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Uzbekistan – An Economic Role Model For Central Asia’s Belt & Road Initiative

Via Silk Road Briefing, an article on how infrastructure developments and financial reforms are positioning Uzbekistan as a Central Asian foreign investment role model: Landlocked Uzbekistan is full of the romance of the old Silk Roads, with ancient and internationally famous cities such as Samarkand, Tashkent and Bukhara all in possession of Central Asian myths, […]

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Vietnam and Kazakhstan: Stand Out Investment Opportunities

Via International Investment, a report on why Vietnam and Kazakhstan stand out as investment opportunities: Save for China and a handful of Southeast Asian countries – seen as some of the ‘winners’ of the crisis – emerging nations are expected to suffer more from the lockdowns and slow administration of vaccines, and will take longer […]

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Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Do $1 Billion In Deals, Eye Trade Bonanza

Via EurasiaNet, a report on recent deals between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: Uzbekistan’s president was met this week with pomp and ceremony in Tajikistan at the start of a three-day visit that produced pledges for more than $1 billion in commercial deals and joint projects. It is a stark turnaround in affairs from only a few years […]

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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.