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Belt & Road Initiative
The infrastructure project of the century
What you need to know about the Belt & Road Initiative
Launched in 2013, China's 'One Belt One Road' (OBOR), now known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has become a major driver of global project activity. Roads, railways, ports and other connectivity infrastructure are planned or underway to realising Beijing’s grand ambition of connecting Asia, Africa and Europe.
The immense scale of the Belt and Road Initiative presents a unique set of opportunities – and risks – for global financial professionals, investors and asset managers.
BRI projects by industry and funding source. Data from Refinitiv BRI database.
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BRI Connect App
Unlock BRI investment opportunities
The BRI Connect app in Eikon is a bespoke solution providing macroeconomic, market, financing, geopolitical and operational risk data on BRI related countries, organizations and projects. Access the world's most comprehensive database of BRI-related projects.
Methodology and Risk
Our methodology for identifying projects related to BRI
BRI Connect includes projects that meet any of the following criteria:
- Projects that have been identified as such by the Chinese government or Chinese State Departments
- Where project contractors have signed agreements with the government departments of the relevant country along BRI Corridors and have obtained relevant regulators’ approvals required for Belt & Road initiatives
- Which are published on the BRI official website
- Projects that have direct Chinese participation at a consultant, owner, contractor and financer level or are of strategic interest located along a BRI Economic Corridor
BRI Connect Report: An initiative in numbers
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