Archive for the ‘Papua New Guinea’ Category

Undersea Internet Cables: Geopolitical Tensions Tugging At The Wires

Courtesy of The Conversation, an article on the geopolitics of undersea cables: If you’ve ever emailed a resort in Fiji or Vanuatu about that long-awaited holiday, it’s likely your email travelled through an undersea internet cable. Such cables carry much of the internet traffic around the globe, in conjunction with underground fibre connections, satellites and […]

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China Looks To Buy Telecoms Assets In The Pacific islands

Via the South China Morning Post, an article on how providing telecommunications services is part of China’s growing interest in developing an economic and strategic presence in the South Pacific: When reports first emerged last year that China Mobile – the country’s largest state-owned telecoms company – was keen to buy Digicel, the biggest mobile carrier in […]

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Chinese Plans To Build A $39B Port In Papua New Guinea

Via The Sunday Times, a report on a Chinese plan to build a new port city in Papua New Guinea: A Chinese plan to build a city with a large port on Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) impoverished south coast, less than 50 miles from Australian territory, has raised alarm in Canberra. Security agencies are fearful […]

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Papua New Guinea and China’s Debt Squeeze

Courtesy of The Diplomat, commentary on how PNG’s telecom industry is a showcase example of how debt to China weighs down governments and constrains choices: The discussion of China, debt, and infrastructure, is beset by stereotypes. On the one hand, China would prefer to be seen as a development partner. According to this view, it’s a trusted, […]

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Should Australia Buy Papua New Guinea’s Largest Telecom Firm?

Via The Diplomat, an article on the possibility of Australia purchasing Papua New Guinea’s largest telecom firm: Within Australia, the national security community is abuzz with the prospect of the sale of Papua New Guinea’s largest telecommunications company, Digicel. The Australian government is currently under significant lobbying pressure to provide support to private bidders for […]

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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.