Archive for the ‘Uzbekistan’ Category

Uzbekistan: A Next Investors’ Darling?

Via BNE Intellinews, a look at Uzbekistan’s investment potential: Formerly one of the most closed economies in the world, Uzbekistan has seen sweeping changes over the past year. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who replaced his late predecessor Islam Karimov in December 2016, brought a wind of change. Many stifling regulations were abolished or loosened, relationships with neighbouring […]

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Once-Repressive Uzbekistan In From The Investor Cold?

Via The Financial Times, a report on Uzbekistan: In Uzbekistan’s ancient Silk Road city of Samarkand, near the blue-domed madrassas of central Registan Square, young Uzbeks still jostle for selfies by the statue of a local boy made good, the late dictator Islam Karimov. But, 17 months after Karimov’s death, there are signs that a […]

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Uzbekistan’s Efforts To Avoid An Energy Crunch

Via the Times of Central Asia, a report on Uzbekistan’s efforts to avoid an energy crisis: Rich in oil and natural gas, Uzbekistan has experienced chronic shortages of motor fuel, as the country’s existing oil fields deplete and discovery of new hydrocarbon resources is not that easy and fast. We are republishing this article on […]

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Tajikistan Resumes Building Turkmenistan-China Pipeline

Via Eurasianet, a report on the 400km route which will become the fourth strand of the Chinese-Turkmen pipeline network: Work has resumed in Tajikistan on construction work on a natural gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan to China. Deputy Energy and Water Resources Minister Jamshed Shoimzoda said at a press conference on January 30 that funding […]

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Uzbekistan: A Quiet Revolution Taking Place

Via Eurasia Review, a detailed look at Uzbekistan: Islam Karimov, the authoritarian strongman of Uzbekistan since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, was officially announced dead on  September 2 last year. Six days later, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the country’s prime minister since 2003 and Karimov’s protégé, was appointed Uzbekistan’s Interim President by a joint […]

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Belt and Road A ‘Great Opportunity’ For Uzbekistan

Via China Daily, an interesting look at Uzbekistan’s potential in light of China’s BRI initiative: Uzbekistan, a country in the center of the ancient Silk Road, is actively cooperating with China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, said Khatamjon Ketmonov, the president of one of the largest parties in the Central Asian […]

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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.