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Need Asian IMF

At a time when economic challenges are multiplying on account of external woes and the case for another bailout package is becoming stronger and stronger, there is a need to float an idea that could help Pakistan avoid this disaster that will only add to its chronic indebtedness. For making …

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Misconceptions about CPEC

A flagship of China’s massive One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is driven in part by Beijing’s desire to build additional routes for its energy imports from the Middle East and to lessen its dependence on sea routes. For Pakistan, CPEC is an extremely cohesive …

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BRI: MOU signed between China and Bahrain

According to a new report, Chinese and Bahraini recently signed an a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order to promote the construction of the Belt and Road (BRI). On the occasion, the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated that both parties need to support each other on …

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Hong Kong seeks bigger role in BRI

International demand for “green finance” has experienced strong growth in recent years. As Asia’s financial centre, Hong Kong is eager to become the primary “green” capital market for Beijing’s colossal Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). “In 2018, we have seen over US$6 billion in growth of green bond issues in Hong …

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CPEC: beyond infrastructure

Recently, I came across a very interesting research undertaken by a private sector firm that ranked the 67 Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries to assess their attractiveness for investment. The research was based on publicly available data from the IMF, World Bank, UNDP and Transparency International. On this Belt …

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Sustainable Infrastructure and Connectivity in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): a stimulating China-EU dialogue at European Business Summit 2018

On the first day of the European Business Summit in Brussels and after the enlightening speech by HE Mr Zhang Ming, Ambassador of the Chinese Mission to the European Union, a panel of distinguished EU and Chinese stakeholders discussed about the Sustainable Infrastructure and Connectivity of the Belt and Road …

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