Archive for the ‘India’ Category

TAPI’ng Out?

Via The Diplomat, commentary that the  Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project seems to have far more going against it than pushing in its favor: India has restarted efforts to revive the much-delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project. The pipeline was discussed during a recent three-day state visit to Turkmenistan by Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind. TAPI remains […]

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China, India, and Sri Lanka’s Unprecedented Economic Crisis

Via The Diplomat, a report on Sri Lanka’s economic crisis: Sri Lanka is currently facing its worst economic crisis since the country gained independence in 1948. In spite of constant assurances by the governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), international rating agencies as well as economists have sounded the alarm about Sri […]

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TAPI: ‘Project To Begin In Near Future’

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the TAPI project: The Islamic Emirate says that the practical work of the TAPI project will begin in the near future and all the preliminary work has been prepared for its implementation. Bilal Karimi, the deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, said that work on the security and […]

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Google Invests $1bn In Indian Telco Airtel, Following Jio Stake

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on Google’s efforts to push mobile connectivity in India: Internet search group Google has invested $1 billion for a 1.28% stake in Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel by dipping into its $10-billion India Digitization Fund, a move that underscores the company’s urgency to make smartphone and internet usage ubiquitous in the country […]

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India, Vietnam, and Philippines to Drive Emerging Asia Growth in 2022

Via Emerging World, a look at Fitch’s 2022 Asia Pacific forecasts: We recently viewed the latest Asia Pacific forecast put out by Fitch. On a broad level, they see regional growth to slow, weighed down by China. In ‘21, Emerging Asia grew above 7%, but it hovers around 5.7% in the Fitch forecast for ‘22. But […]

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How Goldman’s BRICs Flew Then Faded in Two Decades

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on how the BRICs fared in the two decades since they were named: Jim O’Neill wasn’t trying to change the way investors and executives looked at the world twenty years ago. He just wanted to prove he was up to his new job. Then 44 years old and the just-named […]

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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.