The Belt and Road effect on bond markets

By Henrik Raber, Global Head, Capital Markets, Standard Chartered On climate change, China is now the strongest proponent of the Paris agreement. On trade, it has over 25 free trade agreements in place or being negotiated. China is also leading the dialogue on development in emerging countries underpinned by the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) initiative. The development strategy covers China’s geographic links to a “belt” of six overland economic corridors and a complementary maritime “road” of sea-routes linking the country to Europe, continental and maritime Eurasia and East Afr…
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China’s ‘Belt and Road’ gains traction

By Lan Shen Substantial headway has been made in the China-led Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative since its implementation in 2013. China has reached cooperation agreements with dozens of countries along the B&R, some construction projects have started, and related financial and trade services have improved. Progress has been made in several focus areas, including infrastructure connectivity, investment and trade facilitation, and financial cooperation. A series of cross-border projects, including railway networks, highways and ports, have started construction in 2015-16. T…
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