Belt & Road Investor Intelligence #54
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
ASEAN and East Asia are the focal points this week as the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) means that it will come into effect from January 1, 2022. Including all 10 ASEAN countries, together with China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand – the RCEP will have a huge impact on regional trade and investment. It will be the world’s largest trade bloc, accounting for 30 percent of global GDP at present. Its ratification means this will develop an even larger share in coming years. ASEAN nations in particular are competing for foreign investors looking to access this market of 2.2 billion consumers.
Elsewhere, both India and Russia are busy planning new FTAs of their own, while China is making inroads into South America. Finally, we examine the US-led BRI competitor, ‘Build Back Better World’. We examine what’s in the expenditure and where it’s going.
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ASEAN / RCEP
- RCEP FTA Signed, What Can Foreign Investors in China Expect?
- RCEP Trading: Opportunities and FTA Beneficial Provisions
- Cambodia to Establish Sihanoukville Multi-Purpose SEZ
- Investor Incentives and Financing Schemes in Malaysia’s New Budget
- Thailand Issues New Foreign Investment Tax Incentives
- Thailand and Bangladesh: The Chittagong-Ranong Port Connectivity Potential
- Vietnam’s Thai Binh Province: The Red River’s Attractive Investment Hub
RUSSIA / EAEU
- Russia, EAEU Looking to Free Trade Agreement with Bosnia Herzegovina
- Potential for Mongolia-EAEU FTA Among East Asian Regional Ties
- Argentina Close to Joining China’s Belt & Road Initiative
- Brazil: South America’s Largest Recipient of BRI Infrastructure Financing Projects
- The United States US$1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill. How Does it and ‘Build Back Better World’ Compare with China’s Belt & Road Initiative?
All the latest global media coverage related to China’s Belt & Road Initiative