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Belt and Road Weekly Investor Intelligence #1

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Welcome to the first 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

How Does China Know Its Belt And Road Initiative Will Work? 
Because It Tried It Out On Itself First 

China began its own massive infrastructure build in 2008 when the Global Financial Crisis hit. Since then, its middle class has risen five-fold to 550 million and credit card issuance from 150 to 746 million. Is understanding the proven infrastructure impact the key to understanding the opportunities along the BRI?

Belt & Road Opportunities and the United States

How And Where US Investors Can Take Advantage Of Central America’s Belt & Road Initiative  

China has been low key when developing infrastructure on America’s doorstep, but projects have been taking place. We look at the impact of builds in Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Panama.

Belt & Road Opportunities and Europe

China-Europe Rail Freight Will Double In 2020. These Are The 44 Key Emerging Freight Hubs To Watch 

The China-Europe freight trains are running more frequently than ever in 2020, as supply chains divert from air to overland routes due to COVID-19. They hit a record high of 1,247 in August this year, up 62 percent over 2019 figures, transporting 113,000 TEUs of goods, itself an increase of 66 percent over the year. We examine the emerging rail hubs across the European Union that are taking up this logistical challenge.

Belt & Road Opportunities in Africa

Eight African Belt And Road Initiative Projects That Foreign Investors Should Be Aware Of 

Our examination of pan-African projects from Algeria, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, and the East African Rail Network, plus the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Belt & Road Opportunities in South-East Asia

Five Belt And Road Projects In ASEAN That Investors Should Be Looking At For Opportunities  

Our look at projects in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand, encompassing new service and manufacturing opportunities from tourism to trade.

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