Archive for the ‘Bangladesh’ Category

Bangladesh: Untapped and Underestimated

Via The Realistic Optimist, a look at Bangladesh: Bangladesh suffers from a damaged international image; not only do most people associate it with poverty and natural disasters, but many fail to grasp the sheer demographic powerhouse the country represents. A country approximately the size of Michigan, Bangladesh counts a population of 164 million, making it the […]

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Bangladesh: Top Frontier Market Pick

Via The Business Standard, a look at a frontier investment firm which has named Bangladesh as one of its top country pick: Asian Frontier Capital (AFC), the investment management company behind AFC Asia Frontier Fund, expressed a bullish outlook on the Bangladesh economy and the country’s blue-chip stocks the firm prefers to invest in. The frontier […]

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U.S. Should Bet on Bangladesh

Via The Asia Times, commentary on the geopolitical importance Bangladesh has for the U.S.: Natural disasters, poverty and overpopulation are the reductive lenses through which many international observers view Bangladesh. While the country’s recent economic success has captured global attention, it is still rarely on the radars of strategic thinkers. Yet Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming […]

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Bangladesh Going Cashless

Via WhiteBoard, an interesting look at Digital Bangladesh and its effort to make a cashless society: The story of Bangladesh is one of relentless reinvention. Bangladesh’s ambitious digitalisation vision, the Digital Bangladesh initiative, first laid out in 2008, has been a key driver of its decade-long progress. Evolving from a primarily rural agrarian economy, it […]

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Bangladesh: Becoming An ASEAN+1

Via Silk Road Briefing, an article on how the country’s mega projects are projecting the nation to be a major Asian ‘tiger’ economy by 2022: Bangladesh’s ability to both attract and invest capital into its infrastructure needs has massively increased during the past two-three years with global investors looking at the country as a solid […]

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Bangladesh Is Still a Frontier Market, But Its Economy Is Expanding

Via Barron’s, a look at Bangladesh: Fifty years ago, George Harrison organized the Concert for Bangladesh, a rollicking rock revue that set the mold for many benefits to follow. It also fixed the just-born country’s image as an overpopulated basket case that would starve without massive outside assistance. Subsequent, sporadic coverage of Bangladesh has focused […]

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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.