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Africa’s Cold Rush and the Promise of Refrigeration

Courtesy of The New Yorker, an interesting look at the growth potential refrigeration offers for the developing work, noting that – in Rwanda – it could spark an economic transformation: At one in the morning, several hours before fishing boats launch, François Habiyambere, a wholesale fish dealer in Rubavu, in northwest Rwanda, sets out to harvest […]

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How America Can Foster An African Economic Boom

Courtesy of Foreign Affairs, commentary on how America can help foster an African economic boom: In U.S. policy circles, Africa is generally viewed as a backwater, peripheral to U.S. economic and security priorities. That status is reflected in U.S. diplomacy. The last visit by a U.S. president to an African country was then President Barack Obama’s […]

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Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies 2022

Courtesy of the Financial Times, an  annual ranking of Africa’s fastest growing companies: The inaugural FT annual ranking of Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies (below) provides a snapshot of corporate landscape in a continent where technology, fintech and support-service businesses have had to adapt to a radically altered environment. Chief among the recent challenges has been operating […]

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Despite Global Downturn, Africa’s Digital Allure Remains Strong

Via Rest of World, an article on the allure of Africa’s digital markets: Fears of a global economic downturn are well-founded. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has pushed energy prices to record highs and disrupted global access to food. This follows the pandemic, which delivered a shock to supply chains, creating challenges for businesses and consumers. With inflation […]

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Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific

Via HSBC, an interesting new report on new economy businesses across the Asia Pacific region that will make a lasting impact on the global business landscape over the next decade: Six key trends Region-wide growth China will remain Asia Pacific’s dominant new economy force, but its importance will be rivalled by India as a source of […]

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G-7 Rolls Out Global Infrastructure Plan

Via ABC News, a report on the G-7′s new global infrastructure plan: The Group of Seven nations on Sunday began rolling out a global infrastructure initiative in a bid, as they described it, to promote “stability” and improve conditions in developing and middle-income countries around the globe. The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment plans […]

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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.