Belt And Road Weekly Investor Intelligence #100  

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Compiled by Chris Devonshire-Ellis 

China is powering ahead in its receipt of foreign direct investment and is continuing to invest in the energy sectors, both gas and NEVs, while also engaging in significant transport infrastructure connectivity. Much of this focus now centers on the Middle East. Intra-Central Asian trade continues to be buoyant while Russia continues its new adventures into new markets at both the federal and regional levels. The US now threatens Turkish banks with SWIFT disconnections, with both China and Russia taking steps forward with digitizing their currencies.

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China 2022 Foreign Direct Investment: Strong Growth As China Strengthens Policies (China Briefing)   

China Launches Digital Yuan App – All You Need to Know (China Briefing)  

China’s Guigang City: The New Asian Hub For NEV Manufacturing (Silk Road Briefing)  


Vietnam-Russia Trade: New Links Between Sea and Rail Route (Vietnam Briefing)   

Malaysia Issues Digital Nomad Visa: What are the Requirements? 

Choosing the Ideal Investment Location in Indonesia’s Special Economic Zones (ASEAN Briefing)  

Untapped Economic Potential of the Muslim-Autonomous Region in the Philippines 


Belarus-Kyrgyzstan Bilateral Trade Up 43% January-July 2022 (Silk Road Briefing)  

Turkmenistan, UN To Establish Joint National Fund To Meet Development Goals (Silk Road Briefing)  

Kazakhstan – Tajikistan Bilateral Trade Up 16.5% In H1 2022 (Silk Road Briefing)  


Israel-China Bilateral Trade and Investment Outlook (Middle East Briefing)   

US Threatens Turkey With Sanctions Over Russia’s MIR Card Usage (Russia Briefing)  

Iran Planning Direct Railway Link From Tehran To Shanghai (Middle East Briefing)  

Saudi Arabia & China’s Silk Road Fund Invest In Uzbekistan Gas Industry 


Russia Moves Closer To Legalizing Cryptocurrencies In International Trade (Russia Briefing)  

Russia’s Tomsk Region Reaches Out To Improve Azerbaijan & Middle Corridor Trade (Russia Briefing) 

“Russia’s Trade Relations With Asia are Improving Before Our Eyes” (Russia Briefing)   


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