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Africa: Turning Investors’ Heads

Via the World Economic Forum, a look at why Africa is turning the heads of investors: Since 2000, at least half of the world’s fastest-growing economies have been in Africa. And by 2030, Africa will be home to 1.7 billion people, whose combined consumer and business spending will total $6.7 trillion. Seven years ago, the […]

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Central Asia: Refocusing Economic Links Towards China Instead of Russia

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at how Central Asia has restructured its economic links over the past decade, as China has outpaced Russia in the region on trade, investment and infrastructure development: Central Asia has undergone a significant economic transformation in recent years as trade and investment in the region have shifted away from […]

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Capturing Africa’s High Returns

Via Project Syndicate, a look at how Africa’s expanding population and strong economic growth across globally competitive sectors could translate into especially high returns for investors: Since 2000, at least half of the world’s fastest-growing economies have been in Africa. And by 2030, Africa will be home to 1.7 billion people, whose combined consumer and business […]

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The Frontier Within: Frontier Segments Inside Developed Markets

Via Investment Frontier, an interesting look at frontier “niches” that exist in developed markets: Investing in Frontier Markets requires many skills but it is invariably underpinned by an adventurous spirit that is optimistic in nature.  The optimism stems from this idea that all humans are generally looking for the same things in life, and there […]

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Ghana Takes The Lead

Via Bloomberg, a report on Ghana, whose economy is forecast to expand the fastest on the continent in 2018: Africa’s likely star economic performer this year isn’t in much doubt, according to all three of the international lenders focusing on the continent. Ghana’s post-election upswing now is looking so strong that the country is poised to […]

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Paraguay: Exploiting Its Natural Advantages

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a detailed look at Paraguay: Highlights Paraguay is taking advantage of its low production costs and geographical proximity to Argentina and Brazil to attract struggling low-end manufacturing companies from the regional giants. Brazilian producers of textiles, auto parts and plastic goods will continue to flock to Paraguay to escape Brazil’s […]

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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.