Belt And Road Weekly Investor Intelligence #103
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Compiled by Chris Devonshire-Ellis
China has announced the potential for its largest BRI investment into Russia should their new Meridian Highway JV win tenders, while important Heads of State Summits took place in Kazakhstan involving the CIS and EAEU members as Moscow looks to reassure Central Asia over sanctions, trade and investment.
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are gaining ground in the current geopolitical restructuring of supply chains, while Iran is linking its National Grid to SCO member states and is unhappy with Chabahar Ports Indian operator. Russia looks to a digital ruble pilot in early 2023 while its MNCs are relocating to tax beneficial SARs. We finish with a round up of Western-censored Russian geopolitical, energy and trade news as well as our usual BRI global round up.
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The proposed route will link Russia and China by toll highway in what would be China’s largest BRI investment into Russia.
Increased trade, investment, and regional security promised by Putin as 2022 Russia-Central Asia trade grows by 16% YTD, yet tensions remain over sanctions and Afghanistan.
Growth in transit volumes between Europe and China via Khorgos.
Investment opportunities exist where trade capital is accessible.
The decision to connect the power systems in Iran and the former Soviet republics was made at the recent Caspian Sea summit, and efforts are underway to connect the country’s national grid to Russia and other SCO member states through a transmission line passing through Turkmenistan.
IPGL Accused Of Providing Just 3% Of Total Chabahar Trade Throughput.
Thousands of Russian Digital Nomads Are Taking Up Residence In The Emirates.
“The Digital Ruble is a replacement for the Cash Ruble” – Russian Deputy Minister of Finance Aleksey Moiseev on Russia’s plans for state cryptocurrency.
Despite high capitalization costs, the use of Russian SARs is increasing.
Russia’s geopolitical, energy and trade, and investment updates. A VPN may be required to access the content.
A global media roundup of all the latest international news, analysis, and opinion from the BRI.
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