Expert advice

2019年04月12日 渣打銀行
By Mohamed Salama, Country Head of Global Banking, UAE, Standard Chartered   SUMMARY   The UAE features prominently as a key component of China’s trade strategy in the AME region, as 60% of China-UAE trade is re-exported to Africa or Europe, thus supporting the Belt & Road Initiative’s mandate.   Please click HERE to read more.
2019年03月06日 渣打銀行
SUMMARY There are at least 65 countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, but which of them stand to benefit the most, and where has the money gone so far?   Please click HERE to read more.
2018年11月27日 渣打銀行
By Kelvin Lau, Senior Economist, Greater China, Standard Chartered   SUMMARY Launched just five years ago, the Belt and Road Initiative has come a long way in a short time. While the rising risk of prolonged US-China trade dispute looks set to reshape the global trade and investment landscape, we believe that it could fuel B&R’s growth and make it even more important for the long-term development of China and its partner countries.   Please click HERE to read more.
2018年07月17日 渣打銀行
By Philip Panaino, Regional Head, Transaction Banking, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered SUMMARY With the Belt and Road initiative fostering financial cooperation and trade in Africa, it makes economic sense for countries along the modern “Silk Road” to use the Chinese currency. The deepening trade relationship between China and Africa clearly points to a long-term story in which the RMB will play a more strategic role in facilitating cross-border trade. Please click HERE to read more.
2018年03月12日 渣打銀行
By Kelvin Lau, Becky Liu, Chidu Narayanan   SUMMARY Things are looking up for Renminbi internationalisation in 2018. The CNY has been off to a strong start to 2018, and barring a full-fledged trade war, it is expected that the Chinese authorities will allow further CNY appreciation against a weak USD backdrop while keeping the CNY basket value steady. The Dim Sum bond market is expected to have a revival as gross issuance picked up evidently in January.   Please click HERE to read more.
2018年02月14日 渣打銀行
SUMMARY For international investors looking for the next big opportunity, China’s ‘new economy’ companies offer plenty. China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiative – which involves large-scale infrastructure development along China’s centuries-old trade routes across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe – is part of the solution to ensure Chinese companies continue growing.  There is also opportunity for global investors. Please click here to read the full article. By Clive McDonnell
2018年01月17日 渣打銀行
SUMMARY At a time when the US and other global economies appear to have turned their back on globalisation, China is pursuing an ambitious global agenda. And one initiative central to China’s plans is Belt and Road. Please click here to read the full article. By Shuang Ding
2017年12月13日 渣打銀行
By Lan Shen SUMMARY China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiative – the ambitious project to build infrastructure and expand trading relationships along a new Silk road – has made significant headway in the past four years, and is now well into the implementation stage. So far, 20 per cent of investment in B&R has been in power and 19 per cent in railways, followed by roads, pipelines and other transport. With China’s government prioritising B&R as a key initiative to help open up its economy, there are five trends that show B&R is taking off in a big way. Please click here to read the full article.
2017年11月27日 渣打銀行
By Henrik Raber SUMMARY Asia’s bond markets in general have had a buyout year so far. Asia ex Japan (AEJ) issuance is up 61 per cent compared to this time last year. While markets in the West slowed during the summer, Asia’s markets continue to buzz. Project bonds are a significant opportunity in Asia, given the region’s massive infrastructure funding needs in the next decade, and with China’s Belt and Road initiative fuelling more opportunities. Please click here to read the full article.
2017年10月13日 渣打銀行
By Mohamed Salama SUMMARY China’s global economic ambitions rest, at least in part, on the success of its Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, which aims to elevate the country’s role in global trade by, among other things, establishing new trade links and investing heavily in other countries’ infrastructure networks. Among those 60 nations, China needs partnerships with established financial, logistics and commerce-friendly hubs that can facilitate trade. Various metrics suggest the UAE could be become a major hub within the broader B&R and RMB framework. Please click here to read the full article.
2017年09月14日 渣打銀行
By José Viñals, Chairman of Standard Chartered Ever since the global financial crisis, international banks have been operating in a challenging environment. We have experienced a decade of lower economic growth, subdued world trade, low interest rates, stricter regulation and increasing competition including from the new fintech sector. Recent political controversies about globalisation and a rise in protectionist rhetoric – especially in the West - have further complicated the situation. Yet we should not let the existence of such challenges obscure when things are changing in a more positive direction. Now could be just such a moment. Economic forecasts have been upgraded for the first time since the financial crisis, with global growth projected to improve this year and next and world trade accelerating to advance faster than global output. Although the United States has withdrawn from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), protectionist rhetoric has not, so far, tr
2017年08月21日 渣打銀行
The Belt-and-Road initiative provides a visionary blueprint for global economic development in the new world order. New project opportunities for businesses will require comprehensive treasury services and trade financing support spanning multiple regions and currencies, including the Renminbi (RMB). Newer, Bigger and Better? The Belt-and-Road initiative has been steadily gaining momentum since first announced by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. Against the backdrop of rising protectionist and disintegration trends in the US and Europe, the grand plan presents a global bright spot for overcoming trade barriers and enhancing economic, cultural and policy cooperation. ‘One Belt, One Road’ refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road development strategy, an initiative to link some 60 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East by road, train and maritime routes. The Belt-and-Road region currently accounts for some 70 pe
2017年07月17日 渣打銀行
By Sam Xu SUMMARY As one of the world’s biggest renminbi hubs outside of China, the UK stands to play a pivotal role in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative. Chinese investors, according to our conversations with clients, are not that concerned about Brexit and are eager to reinforce trade ties with the UK. Since its launch in 2013, OBOR – also known as ‘belt and road’ – has achieved steady progress and global influence, amassing project contracts worth USD926 billion in over 60 countries, with the UK serving as a key financial hub. Most banks in the West, including Standard Chartered, now use London as their renminbi centre. Please click here to read the full article.
2017年06月16日 渣打銀行
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 Africa. Theoretically, OBOR covers 65 countries, 60% of humanity and over 25% of world GDP but its sphere continues to grow. Already, over 30 countries have OBOR-related partnerships with China and there is also big institutional muscle backing OBOR: the China-initiated USD100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – with 77 members, the USD40 billion Silk Road Fund, China Development B
2017年05月15日 渣打銀行
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. The B&R initiative has effectively boosted trade and investment growth. Despite progress in the past three years, B&R continues to face risks and challenges at both the country and corporate levels. Some projects in foreign countries have been suspended or postponed. To remove these obstacles, we think China needs to better align its strategy with other countries’, and dispel their concerns whil
2017年05月15日 渣打銀行
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. The B&R initiative has effectively boosted trade and investment growth. Despite progress in the past three years, B&R continues to face risks and challenges at both the country and corporate levels. Some projects in foreign countries have been suspended or postponed. To remove these obstacles, we think China needs to better align its strategy with other countries’, and dispel their concerns whil
2017年06月16日 渣打銀行
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 Africa. Theoretically, OBOR covers 65 countries, 60% of humanity and over 25% of world GDP but its sphere continues to grow. Already, over 30 countries have OBOR-related partnerships with China and there is also big institutional muscle backing OBOR: the China-initiated USD100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – with 77 members, the USD40 billion Silk Road Fund, China Development B
2017年07月17日 渣打銀行
By Sam Xu SUMMARY As one of the world’s biggest renminbi hubs outside of China, the UK stands to play a pivotal role in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative. Chinese investors, according to our conversations with clients, are not that concerned about Brexit and are eager to reinforce trade ties with the UK. Since its launch in 2013, OBOR – also known as ‘belt and road’ – has achieved steady progress and global influence, amassing project contracts worth USD926 billion in over 60 countries, with the UK serving as a key financial hub. Most banks in the West, including Standard Chartered, now use London as their renminbi centre. Please click here to read the full article.
2017年08月21日 渣打銀行
The Belt-and-Road initiative provides a visionary blueprint for global economic development in the new world order. New project opportunities for businesses will require comprehensive treasury services and trade financing support spanning multiple regions and currencies, including the Renminbi (RMB). Newer, Bigger and Better? The Belt-and-Road initiative has been steadily gaining momentum since first announced by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. Against the backdrop of rising protectionist and disintegration trends in the US and Europe, the grand plan presents a global bright spot for overcoming trade barriers and enhancing economic, cultural and policy cooperation. ‘One Belt, One Road’ refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road development strategy, an initiative to link some 60 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East by road, train and maritime routes. The Belt-and-Road region currently accounts for some 70 pe
2017年09月14日 渣打銀行
By José Viñals, Chairman of Standard Chartered Ever since the global financial crisis, international banks have been operating in a challenging environment. We have experienced a decade of lower economic growth, subdued world trade, low interest rates, stricter regulation and increasing competition including from the new fintech sector. Recent political controversies about globalisation and a rise in protectionist rhetoric – especially in the West - have further complicated the situation. Yet we should not let the existence of such challenges obscure when things are changing in a more positive direction. Now could be just such a moment. Economic forecasts have been upgraded for the first time since the financial crisis, with global growth projected to improve this year and next and world trade accelerating to advance faster than global output. Although the United States has withdrawn from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), protectionist rhetoric has not, so far, tr
2017年10月13日 渣打銀行
By Mohamed Salama SUMMARY China’s global economic ambitions rest, at least in part, on the success of its Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, which aims to elevate the country’s role in global trade by, among other things, establishing new trade links and investing heavily in other countries’ infrastructure networks. Among those 60 nations, China needs partnerships with established financial, logistics and commerce-friendly hubs that can facilitate trade. Various metrics suggest the UAE could be become a major hub within the broader B&R and RMB framework. Please click here to read the full article.
2017年11月27日 渣打銀行
By Henrik Raber SUMMARY Asia’s bond markets in general have had a buyout year so far. Asia ex Japan (AEJ) issuance is up 61 per cent compared to this time last year. While markets in the West slowed during the summer, Asia’s markets continue to buzz. Project bonds are a significant opportunity in Asia, given the region’s massive infrastructure funding needs in the next decade, and with China’s Belt and Road initiative fuelling more opportunities. Please click here to read the full article.
2017年12月13日 渣打銀行
By Lan Shen SUMMARY China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiative – the ambitious project to build infrastructure and expand trading relationships along a new Silk road – has made significant headway in the past four years, and is now well into the implementation stage. So far, 20 per cent of investment in B&R has been in power and 19 per cent in railways, followed by roads, pipelines and other transport. With China’s government prioritising B&R as a key initiative to help open up its economy, there are five trends that show B&R is taking off in a big way. Please click here to read the full article.
2018年01月17日 渣打銀行
SUMMARY At a time when the US and other global economies appear to have turned their back on globalisation, China is pursuing an ambitious global agenda. And one initiative central to China’s plans is Belt and Road. Please click here to read the full article. By Shuang Ding
2018年02月14日 渣打銀行
SUMMARY For international investors looking for the next big opportunity, China’s ‘new economy’ companies offer plenty. China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiative – which involves large-scale infrastructure development along China’s centuries-old trade routes across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe – is part of the solution to ensure Chinese companies continue growing.  There is also opportunity for global investors. Please click here to read the full article. By Clive McDonnell
2018年03月12日 渣打銀行
By Kelvin Lau, Becky Liu, Chidu Narayanan   SUMMARY Things are looking up for Renminbi internationalisation in 2018. The CNY has been off to a strong start to 2018, and barring a full-fledged trade war, it is expected that the Chinese authorities will allow further CNY appreciation against a weak USD backdrop while keeping the CNY basket value steady. The Dim Sum bond market is expected to have a revival as gross issuance picked up evidently in January.   Please click HERE to read more.
2018年07月17日 渣打銀行
By Philip Panaino, Regional Head, Transaction Banking, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered SUMMARY With the Belt and Road initiative fostering financial cooperation and trade in Africa, it makes economic sense for countries along the modern “Silk Road” to use the Chinese currency. The deepening trade relationship between China and Africa clearly points to a long-term story in which the RMB will play a more strategic role in facilitating cross-border trade. Please click HERE to read more.
2018年11月27日 渣打銀行
By Kelvin Lau, Senior Economist, Greater China, Standard Chartered   SUMMARY Launched just five years ago, the Belt and Road Initiative has come a long way in a short time. While the rising risk of prolonged US-China trade dispute looks set to reshape the global trade and investment landscape, we believe that it could fuel B&R’s growth and make it even more important for the long-term development of China and its partner countries.   Please click HERE to read more.
2019年03月06日 渣打銀行
SUMMARY There are at least 65 countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, but which of them stand to benefit the most, and where has the money gone so far?   Please click HERE to read more.
2019年04月12日 渣打銀行
By Mohamed Salama, Country Head of Global Banking, UAE, Standard Chartered   SUMMARY   The UAE features prominently as a key component of China’s trade strategy in the AME region, as 60% of China-UAE trade is re-exported to Africa or Europe, thus supporting the Belt & Road Initiative’s mandate.   Please click HERE to read more.