Discussing Cambodia’s Rapid Growth with Christophe Forsinetti 0

cambodia13Cambodia is branded by some as the country “in between.” Often overlooked by investors in favour of Thailand and Viet Nam, Cambodia is growing rapidly and transforming into a manufacturing economy with a widely growing consumer base. The result is nothing short of phenomenal. Therefore, Scott Osheroff reached out to Christophe Forsinetti of DEVENCO, a local venture capital fund to receive a business update and the pulse of the economy. More…

Unearthing Value in the Coal Fields of Indonesia – Part II 0

coalSince I last spoke with Ranjeet, CEO of Challenger Deep Resources (CDE-TSXV), a significant development has occurred; CDE has entered into a binding LOI with an Australian entity to acquire its Indonesian subsidiary for $2,000,000 and leave Challenger with a royalty for life of mine coal sales.

After this positive news broke I scheduled a call to get further details about the agreement and where CDE goes from here. Enjoy! More…

A Blueprint for Investing in Frontier Markets 0

Kuwait Stock ExchangeLast week we attended an asset management conference in London, in which the agenda featured several prominent speakers and a panel conference on emerging markets. We noted that some of the UK’s largest fund managers would be represented in the discussion, so with our curiosity piqued we walked down to Threadneedle Street in order to listen in. More…

Unearthing Value in the Coal Fields of Indonesia – Part I 0

Strip_coal_miningRanjeet Sundher is CEO and Director of Challenger Deep Resources (CDE-TSXV), a publicly listed company focused on coal development and production in Indonesia.

With a strategy to secure joint venture partners to fund development on current and future projects, Challenger Deep Resources will generate cash-flow to fund its business and create new opportunities within the coal sector, while creating shareholder value through cash-flow and earnings. More…

Foreign Investor Protection in Kyrgyzstan: In Practice 0

Pillay-calls-on-Kyrgyzstan-to-address-corruption-and-discrimination_NGArticleFullSome countries are able to attract relatively large amounts of foreign investment, irrespective of the level of investor protection. Such countries have something that attracts investors, such as an oil and gas sector, or large domestic market. A few CIS countries fall in this category. Unfortunately Kyrgyzstan does not have such offerings, hence to attract foreign investors it has no alternative but to create a favourable investment climate. More…

AFC Country Report: Pakistan 0

MDG Pakistan debt reliefDespite its negative media coverage and ongoing uncertainty with regard to security, Pakistan’s Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) has been one of the best performing bourses in the world for the second consecutive year, posting a 49% gain (37% in USD terms) in 2013. More…

A Real Estate Mecca in Singapore’s Backyard 0

Barelang-Bridge-BatamDouglas Cole is the CEO of Smiling Hill Batam, an investment company focused on developing mixed use real estate properties in Batam, Indonesia, a 50-minute ferry ride from Singapore and a rapidly developing part of Indonesia. We have been friends of Smiling Hill Batam for some while. Below is an update from Doug on Smiling Hill Batam and the regional business climate. Enjoy! More…

Real Estate Gems In Sri Lanka With Steradian Capital 0

DSC05099-2-sri-lanka-real-estate-property-kandyThe island of Sri Lanka’s capital markets are going through a period of high capital investment. With the end of a 26-year civil war in 2009, the country is opening up tourism, international shipping, international trade and scaling up domestic businesses. There are many commercial and investment opportunities in the Sri Lankan real estate markets. This interview with Hardy Jamaldeen covers the full array of options from virgin beaches waiting for resorts and tourists to office space near Sri Lanka’s expanding port terminals to agribusiness in this tropical paradise. More…

Foreign Investors Exposure to Corruption: Kyrgyz Perspective 0

Pillay-calls-on-Kyrgyzstan-to-address-corruption-and-discrimination_NGArticleFullJust 6 months after the 2010 revolution, Kyrgyzstan held elections considered the most free and fair ever in Central Asia. The new government became Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. And it inherited the challenges that grappled the previous regime, including corruption. More…

Pakistan Investor Day Note 0

PakistanWe attended the Pakistan Investor Day in Hong Kong in January and it provided us with a great opportunity to meet with company management teams as well as policy makers. These are our key takeaways from the event. More…

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