Daily Archives: Aug 19, 2012

Baku old and new, a mosque in front of the fire towers June 2011For some truly daring frontier market investors Azerbaijan is beginning to look interesting, as a report in Monday’s FTfm explains.

There is no doubt that it has long term potential. In the 19th century Baku became known as the Black Gold Capital of the world and it remains rich in undeveloped petroleum resources. Its position in central Asia between the east and the west on the Caspian sea put it firmly on the old Silk Road and also gave it a rich trading history. Continue reading »

GDP data will be released for Thailand, Chile and Mexico; court verdicts will be presented for the Samsung – Apple patent trial and the murder trial for Neil Heywood; Glencore, Cairn Energy and BHP Billiton publish results  Continue reading »