Archive for the ‘New Silk Road’ Category

China’s Belt and Road Initiative In Kenya

Via Foreign Policy Research Institute, commentary on China’s BRI in Kenya: Through trade, investment, and strategic diplomacy, China is re-shaping sub-Saharan Africa. Beijing has growing economic ties with Africa’s largest economies and Chinese firms dominate infrastructure construction projects. In 2020, nearly one-third of infrastructure projects in Africa worth at least $50 million were built by Chinese companies. […]

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Chinese State Shipping Conglomerate Builds New Belt and Road Hub in Peru

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on COSCO planting its flag in South America with $3bn Peruvian port: Major ports along the west coast of the Americas have been snarled for much of the last two years due to COVID and global shipping challenges such as the Ukraine war.  Outside a sleepy South American fishing town, Chinese […]

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China Completes Cabinda Port Project

Via Clingendael, a report on a large-scale Chinese investment in Angola: China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) completed the construction of a marine passenger terminal in Cabinda Port, located in the southwest of Cabinda, an exclave and province of Angola, bordered by the Republic of the Congo and DR Congo. Cabinda Province is the main producer of Angola’s oil, and the vast majority of […]

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China Wants Its Investments in Afghanistan to Be Safer Than in Pakistan

Via Foreign Policy, a look at how Beijing could profit handsomely from Afghan resources and exports, but new ventures risk exposing Chinese nationals to violence: Kabul is awash with Chinese businessmen. Walk out of Kabul International Airport, and you are greeted by a big billboard advertising Chinatown, a housing and business compound in the city that […]

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Middle Corridor: Potential Alternative to Russian Railways?

Via Jamestown Foundation, an article on the Middle Corridor as a potential alternative to Russian transit: The Russo-Ukrainian war has cast doubt on the sustainability of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative’s (BRI) “Northern Corridor” because of mounting Western sanctions on this overland route’s key links—Russia and Belarus (see EDM, April 8, 18). The growing vulnerability of […]

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Timor-Leste Election Opens New Door To China

Via The Asia Times, a report on recent elections in Timor Leste and the potential for it to turn to China for significant investment: Timor-Leste’s relations with China could once again come under the spotlight as former Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta looks set to retake the presidency following a second-round vote on Tuesday.  […]

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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.