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Bahrain: Beyond Oil & Gas

Via Ozy, an interesting look at at Bahrain: Indian tech entrepreneur Amjad Puliyali had worked for a decade in Dubai, but in 2016, he relocated to tiny Bahrain to launch an online grocery delivery startup called GetBaqala. With just 1.5 million people packed into a 295-square-mile country of 33 islands, Bahrain is the smallest market in […]

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North Korea’s Neighbours and Investors Eye Asia’s ‘Pre-Frontier Market’

Via The South China Morning Post, an article on investor interest in North Korea: North Korea might seem the last place anyone would want to do business – a “hermit” nation born out of conflict and ruled for decades by a ruthless dynasty, a country with dilapidated physical infrastructure, lacking the rule of law and contact with most […]

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Could Gabon Be At Forefront of Africa’s Next (Palm) Oil Boom?

Via Ozy, an article on Gabon’s palm oil potential: Sitting on the terrace of his presidential palace overseeing Libreville’s beachfront avenue, Ali Bongo contemplates the growth of Gabon’s capital. “Everything you see today wasn’t here 10 years ago,” says Gabon’s 59-year-old president, sporting a perfectly tailored camel suit and a gleaming Rolex watch. Libreville’s expansion has been […]

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Smaller African Markets Gaining Attention

Via Frontier Strategy Group, a report on Zimbabwe and Mozambique: As economic growth across global markets improves, a lot of executives at Western multinationals (MNCs) are facing pressure to achieve both profitability and growth. Sub-Saharan Africa has long been perceived as the engine to deliver growth in the short-term and as a region that holds […]

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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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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.