The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a historic marshalling of capital and a remarkable geopolitical foray into establishing and strengthening multinational trade corridors. With over US $440 billion of funding provided by Chinese financial institutions for BRI projects so far, it's an enterprise unlike anything seen on this scale for decades and holds tremendous opportunities for business. The BRI continues to evolve and expand with more than 130 countries now reported to have signed BRI agreements, far beyond the traditional Silk Road routes.

Understanding How COVID-19 Alters BRI
How will COVID-19 impact the nature, pace and scope of BRI activity in the near and longer-term future? New research from Silk Road Associates shows that we can expect the quality of BRI to improve owing to the greater participation of the private sector and foreign companies, as well as BRI’s tighter alignment with the global supply chain.

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BRI Beyond 2020: Fresh Insights
The Economist Corporate Network, supported by Baker McKenzie, has produced two reports on BRI, exploring how China is taking steps to reboot its approach to BRI projects with the goal to increase international participation and encouraging a multilateral approach that is more inclusive, sustainable and transparent. 

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Unique Insights on Essential BRI Trends
See what our partners have to say and gain insights on crucial BRI challenges and opportunities relating to risk management, sustainability, funding and project management.

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