Archive for the ‘Turkey’ Category

Turkey’s Role In The China-Japan Economic Competition In Africa

Via Asia Power Watch, an article on Turkey’s role in the China-Japan economic competition in Africa: Towards the end of the 20th century, China began to settle in Africa, taking an active position in the areas where the continent needed most. Rich in raw materials and underground resources, Africa has become the shining star of the 21st century […]

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UAE Firm To Invest Billions In Emerging Markets

Via Bloomberg, a report on a UAE firm’s aggressive investment plans for select emerging markets: International Holding Co. plans to invest billions of dollars in markets including Indonesia, Colombia, Turkey and India as the United Arab Emirates firm controlled by the country’s national security adviser steps up its breakneck expansion. IHC, the UAE’s most valuable listed […]

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Turkish Companies To Help Rescue LNG Project In Arctic Russia

Via Radio Canada International, a report on a Turkish company’s plan to help rescue a LNG project in Arctic Russia: Big western companies are pulling out of Novatek’s grand Arctic LNG 2 project. Turkish companies, among them Karpowership, appear ready to take their place. The unprecedented Arctic industrialization that over the past years has unfolded along […]

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Turkey Resumes Gas Exploration In The Eastern Mediterranean

Via Al Jazeera, an article on Turkey’s decision to resume gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean: Nearly two years after Turkey halted offshore gas explorations in contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean, a Turkish drillship has departed from the port of Mersin to search for gas in the region. The Abdullhamid Han drillship set sail on […]

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Turkey’s Economy: Growing Despite Raging Inflation

Via The Economist, an article on howTurkey’s economy kept growing despite raging inflation: On the wall of Savas Mahsereci’s office is a black-and-white photograph of his father and grandfather making shoe soles from recycled tractor tyres. The room is upstairs from his factory on the outskirts of Gaziantep, a city of 2m people in south-eastern […]

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How Turkey’s Soft Power Conquered Pakistan

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a look at how Turkey’s TV drama “Ertugrul” reveals how neo-Ottoman fantasies are finding an enthusiastic audience in a country that struggles with Saudi and Western influence: When Esra Bilgic, the 27-year-old star of the popular Turkish television drama Dirilis: Ertugrul (“Resurrection: Ertugrul”), posted a picture of herself in a bralette and blazer on […]

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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.