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Uzbekistan

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on Uzbekistan, a dynamic frontier market: On the second floor of an office building in downtown Tashkent, entrepreneur Akmal Khodjanov is pitching his business to around a dozen foreign investors and corporate financiers. His company, Vak-Mak, has cornered the market for vacuum-packed corn on the cob in Uzbekistan. […]

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Uzbekistan’s 2019 Strategy: Foreign Investments a Key Focus

Via The Diplomat, an article on Uzbekistan’s 2019 focus on foreign investment: Since Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power, the government of Uzbekistan has operated a string of hefty strategies. The core strategy is the five-year Development Strategy for 2017-2021 that covers five major themes. It is reinforced by detailed annual strategies, with this year’s being […]

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Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan Seek Greater Investment

Via The Diplomat, an article on how leaders of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have both ordered their officials to attract foreign investment: The presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan both want greater foreign investment to maintain economic stability and growth in their countries. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s call for increased foreign investments was akin to announcing a […]

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Uzbekistan Steps up Railway Diplomacy

Some commentary on Uzkekstan’s influence on Central Asia: An official delegation from Uzbekistan, led by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, visited Pakistan on November 1–2. Kamilov and his retinue were received by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and held meetings with Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi as well as the host country’s top military brass. In the discussions […]

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India’s Economic Opportunities In Central Asia

Via the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, a report looking at India’s economic opportunities in Central Asia: Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the new President of Uzbekistan, will pay a visit to New Delhi towards the end of this month, seemingly to give yet another shot for cementing strong economic ties with India. For the last two […]

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Why Central Asia Is Betting on China’s Belt and Road

Via The Diplomat, commentary on why Central Asian countries are betting on the BRI for long-term benefits, despite the apparent risks: The transfer of Hambantota deep-water port in Sri Lanka to China through 2116 set off alarm bells across Asia. Those already warning that China’s ambitious infrastructure development project, the Belt Road Initiative (BRI), was […]

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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.