Archive for the ‘Egypt’ Category

Egypt’s Economic Pyramid Scheme Leads To Debt On The Nile

Via The Economist, an interesting report on Egypt’s economic crisis: It is all anyone can discuss. For the poor, trips to the market are now an ordeal: shopping bags get lighter, yet bills get bigger. The middle class must choose between car payments, school tuition and groceries. Business owners are wrestling with supply-chain woes caused by a […]

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Egypt’s Economic Woe Spreads Across All Classes

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Egypt’s growing economic woe, where sixty per cent of population deemed poor or vulnerable as inflation and currency crisis bite: Outside the Cairo bicycle shop where he works as a mechanic, Ahmed bemoaned soaring prices and the absence of customers in Egypt’s crisis-hit economy. “People have stopped buying […]

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Africa’s Share of Global Gas Supply Will Almost Double by 2050

Via Quartz, an report that Africa will be responsible for over 11% of all gas supplies by 2050: Africa’s gas share in the global market will increase to over 11% of all gas supplies by 2050, according to a report by Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), from 6% in 2021. Production is projected to increase from […]

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Egypt To Sell State Stakes In 32 Firms Over Next Year

Via Reuters, a report on Egypt’s plan to sell stakes in a number of state enterprises in the next year: Egypt plans to sell stakes in at least 32 companies by the end of March 2024, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said on Wednesday, dusting off plans that have largely lain dormant for years as the […]

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BRICS Reaching Out To PEAKS: The Next Wave Of Expansion

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on the potential next wave of expansion for the BRICS: Throughout 2022 the theme of BRICS expansion has taken on notable momentum as China’s BRICS+ initiative has engendered increasing aspirations from some of the largest developing economies to join the BRICS grouping. Countries from diverse geographies such as Argentina, Turkey, […]

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Africa’s Latest Unicorn, MNT-Halan, Answers A Very Important Question

Via TechCabal, a look at Africa’s latest unicorn, MNT-Halan: MNT-Halan, an Egyptian startup bundling fintech and e-commerce, has snagged a billion dollars valuation at the back of a $400 million financing. The startup is now Africa’s 8th unicorn, joining a list that includes Nigerian Flutterwave and Senegalese Wave. This announcement hints that Africa is back to […]

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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.