Belt and Road Weekly Investor Intelligence, #30

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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

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

We take an immediate look at the fall out and implications of the Belarus intervention of a commercial airliner intercepted by a military MiG29 and what this means for regional Belt and Road trade, examine the huge growth in EU-China rail freight, look at trade opportunities between China and Central Asia as well as between Russia and ASEAN.

Finally, we examine the need for due diligence along the Belt and Road Initiative and provide complimentary access to an acclaimed BRI business guide.

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Belarus Air Hijack Situation: The Regional Trade Implications

Our analysis of the apparent hijacking of the Ryanair jet to Minsk, why this happened, the regional trade implications, and impact on China’s BRI investments in Belarus.

European Rail Cargo Operators Reporting 100% Plus Increases for Belt & Road Rail Freight

Austria’s Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has stated it transported 70,000 TEUs across the Belt & Road routes in 2020, while the EU’s Metrans shipped about 30,000 TEU’s, with the company operating 913 trains in 2020 – over double that the previous year.

The Need to Increase Due Diligence Along the Belt & Road

Our examination of why due diligence is important when conducting business and trade within new BRI infrastructure opportunities.

China and Central Asia: Regional Trade and Investment Relationships

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi called upon China and Central Asian countries to explore a new style of regional cooperation and build a community with a shared future. We look at what this means and where opportunities are.

Opportunities for Russian Investors in ASEAN

Russia became part of the ASEAN Regional Forum in 1995 and became a full dialogue partner in 1996. Each ASEAN country presents its own unique investment opportunities to Russian businesses, ranging from exports of military hardware to wheat to high-tech manufacturing. Two-way trade between ASEAN and Russia reached US$18.2 billion in 2019. We examine the trends.

New China Plus Investment Guide: Identifying Opportunities Within the Belt & Road Initiative

This 142-page guide is a unique study into where investment opportunities are arriving within China’s Belt & Road Initiative. As infrastructure builds are completed, investment potential increases. This book discusses the complete free trade, tax, and legal aspects of the BRI as well as detailing potential pitfalls.

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