Archive for the ‘Saudi Arabia’ Category

Saudi Telecom Buys Pakistan Operator to Expand Global Footprint

Via Bloomberg, a report on Saudi Telecom’s acquisition of a Pakistani tower company. The Middle East’s most profitable telecoms firm, Saudi Telecom Co., signaled a fresh push to expand beyond its core mobile-network business with an investment in a Pakistani tower company.   Saudi Telecom, which is controlled by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, said one […]

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Investing In The Kingdom: A World Away From Fossil Fuels

Via The Frontier Post, a look at investing in Saudi Arabia: A nation traditionally known for its vast reserves of fossil fuels, these days Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest economy representing ro-ughly 25 percent of total gross domestic product, has a lot more to offer in-vestors willing to scratch beneath the […]

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Reinvention of Saudi Economy: Slower Than Planned

Via The Economist, a look at the how the reinvention of the Saudi economy is going slower than planned: Were it not for the ubiquitous photos of the royal family, visitors to Abha might forget they were in Saudi Arabia. Gnarled juniper trees dot green mountains; mist clings to valleys where farmers grow crops and […]

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Saudi Arabia Efforts To Increase Mining Investment

Via Arab News, an article on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to further activate its mining sector: Saudi Arabia sees increase in mining complexes as the Kingdom launched huge database to channel more investments into the sector that is poised to become the third income source for state funds. The number of mining complexes in Saudi Arabia […]

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Saudi Wealth Fund Weighs Deal to Form Mobile Towers Giant

Via Bloomberg, a report on a potential cellular towers transaction in Saudi Arabia: The Public Investment Fund is weighing a deal to combine the mobile phone infrastructure of Saudi Telecom Co. and Zain Saudi Arabia in a merger that would form the kingdom’s largest cellular towers company, according to people familiar with the matter. If completed, the deal would create a […]

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Saudi Arabia Attempts To Lure Foreign Companies Away from UAE

Via NikkeiAsia, an article on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to lure foreign companies away from UAE: Saudi Arabia has given licenses to 44 international entities to set up regional headquarters in the capital Riyadh, as the kingdom seeks to project an image of change to lure foreign capital and talent from places such as the United Arab […]

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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.