Archive for the ‘Vietnam’ Category

Private Equity Floods Vietnam

Via The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), an interesting report on strong private equity investor interest in Vietnam: Global private-equity firms and sovereign wealth funds are pouring record sums of money into Vietnam, fueled by a loosening of ownership restrictions in the communist nation’s largest companies and accelerating economic growth. At least $3 billion worth […]

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How the “Next 11” Countries Could Power the World Economy

Courtesy of Barron’s, an interesting look at the Next 11: On a recent holiday in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, I couldn’t resist thinking about these countries’ economic potential and ongoing policy challenges. After all, in 2005 my Goldman Sachs colleagues and I had listed Vietnam as one of the Next Eleven, or N-11, all countries […]

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Ten Emerging Markets Of The Future

Via the World Economic Forum, commentary on the top 10 emerging markets of the future: A new report from BMI Research has identified the “10 emerging markets of the future” — the countries that are set to become new drivers of economic growth over the next 10 years. BMI estimates that these countries will cumulatively […]

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Vietnam: Positive Progress

Via The Economist, a look at why foreign firms and investors are cheerful once more about Vietnam’s prospects: WHEN he left a job in banking to join a “company that sells fish sauce” in Vietnam, Michael Nguyen’s parents wondered if he was throwing away a lucrative career. Now a big cheese at Masan Group, one […]

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Frontier Markets In Focus: 2016 And Beyond

Via Mark Mobius’ blog, an interesting look at some investment opportunities in frontier markets (the less-developed subset of the emerging market universe) with an eye on a few countries that could best weather the investment climate ahead: When talking about frontier markets, the first question many people have is how to classify them. One of the […]

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Want Cheap Stocks? Think Frontier Markets

Via Asia Confidential, an interesting article on frontier markets and Vietnam in particular: People go to a retail store searching for bargains. If an item is priced at a 50% discount, they might buy it or search a nearby store or online to see if they can get it even cheaper. If a store has […]

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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.