Belt and Road Weekly Investor Intelligence #2

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Welcome to this week’s issue of China Briefing’s Belt & Road Initiative Weekly Investor Intelligence round up.

With many of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure projects now coming to completion, opportunities to exploit this infrastructure in the form of new business set ups to exploit it are becoming available.

New highways, bridges, and railways increase passenger flows – opening new areas and leading to increasing trade and the need for services to support these.

Every week we will examine where some of these opportunities are about to come to fruition.

Belt & Road Analysis

Belt and Road Negativity in the Past as Debt Trap Theories are Debunked

Both John Hopkins University and the UK’s Chatham House has said there is no evidence of China creating debt traps. We take a look at the costs – and impact – of China’s Belt & Road build. 

Belt & Road Opportunities and Europe

Road, Rail and Port Projects That EU Investors Should be Examining for Post-Completion Opportunities

We take a look at the Budapest-Belgrade High Speed Rail, the Belgrade to Bar Expressway, Georgia’s Black Sea city of Batumi, and Israel’s massive Haifa Port terminal. 

Belt & Road Opportunities Between Russia and China

Podcast: Russia’s Involvement with China’s Belt & Road Initiative

A 60 minute interview with Chris Devonshire-Ellis, courtesy of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg.

Belt & Road Opportunities in South-East Asia

Five Belt and Road Projects in ASEAN That Investors Should be Looking at for Opportunities

We look at five BRI projects in ASEAN with everything from tourism development, export manufacturing facilities, and China-Laos rail connectivity.

Belt & Road Opportunities in Asia

Belt and Road CPEC Projects in Pakistan That Financiers and Investors Should be Looking at

Creating security, pleasing commuters, and establishing new manufacturing plants and trade routes to China, we examine the opportunities arriving in Pakistan.

Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port City Turns into a Cash Cow for Investors

Emerging from an alleged debt trap to a money-making machine – how Sri Lanka proved smarter than the critics and built itself a new capital city CBD – without spending a dime.

Belt & Road Opportunities in South America

South American BRI Projects Foreign Investors Should be Looking at

A new road linking Bolivia to Paraguay and Argentina, a new port alternative to Lima, Chilean high-speed rail, Argentina’s new national highway, and the bi-oceanic road and rail between the Atlantic and Pacific.

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