18 Sept 2017
The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Business Implications
Inspired by the ancient silk routes and previously known as ‘One Belt, One Road’, the Belt and Road Initiative is an ambitious plan spearheaded by the Chinese government to promote trade and economic integration across Asia, Europe, Africa and possibly beyond.
In this publication, we not only discuss the latest major developments of the Belt and Road Initiative, including the six economic corridors, major infrastructure projects and its financing channels, but the following business implications:
- Logistics: new transportation infrastructure unlocks new options for logistics enterprises
- Retail and distribution: Belt and Road gives access to the fast growing but highly fragmented consumer markets in Asia
- Manufacturing and sourcing: industrial cooperation and infrastructure improvement unleash manufacturing potential of low-income countries
- Professional services
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