Monday, 22 January 2018

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The Belt and Road Initiative – Latest News

“One Belt One Road” (OBOR), better known as the “Belt and Road Initiative” is an initiative, which was launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, to focus on improving and creating new trading routes, links and business opportunities with China, passing through over 60 countries along the way, across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

KraneShares, a US asset management firm that specializes in Chinese-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs), jointly hosted a summit on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with China International Capital Corporation. Experts who attended the summit were optimistic about the prospects...

Chinese investment in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) remained relatively stable in 2017. Chinese investment in the countries along the BRI totaled US$14.4 billion in 2017, down from US$14.5 billion in 2016 and far below...

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli is calling for greater efforts to build the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Zhang noted that China would continue to encourage pilot projects under the initiative to better-connect infrastructure and policy. “Trade and investment cooperation...

China Development Bank (CDB) has committed a whopping US$250 billion to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). CDB is the world’s largest development finance institution and falls under the direct leadership of the country's State Council. It is...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) plans were recently put on hold in Pakistan. The two countries have good relations, but plans to build a US$14 billion dam now remain uncertain after Pakistan’s water authority announced China wanted to...


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