A passenger looks out from a coach door of a Green Line Express train sitting at Khanewal Junction railway station in Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan, on February 20, 2018. Beijing is set to upgrade a 1,163-mile track from Karachi to Peshawar near the Afghan border with an $8 billion loan to Pakistan as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road trade initiative, Photo: BloombergA passenger looks out from a coach door of a Green Line Express train sitting at Khanewal Junction railway station in Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan, on February 20, 2018. Beijing is set to upgrade a 1,163-mile track from Karachi to Peshawar near the Afghan border with an $8 billion loan to Pakistan as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road trade initiative, Photo: Bloomberg
A passenger looks out from a coach door of a Green Line Express train sitting at Khanewal Junction railway station in Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan, on February 20, 2018. Beijing is set to upgrade a 1,163-mile track from Karachi to Peshawar near the Afghan border with an $8 billion loan to Pakistan as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road trade initiative, Photo: Bloomberg

China’s Belt and Road Initiative needs upgrades to help heavily indebted partners, Standard Chartered says

  • Belt and road projects need to be commercially viable, which is doable with better transparency and debt management

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
A passenger looks out from a coach door of a Green Line Express train sitting at Khanewal Junction railway station in Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan, on February 20, 2018. Beijing is set to upgrade a 1,163-mile track from Karachi to Peshawar near the Afghan border with an $8 billion loan to Pakistan as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road trade initiative, Photo: BloombergA passenger looks out from a coach door of a Green Line Express train sitting at Khanewal Junction railway station in Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan, on February 20, 2018. Beijing is set to upgrade a 1,163-mile track from Karachi to Peshawar near the Afghan border with an $8 billion loan to Pakistan as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road trade initiative, Photo: Bloomberg
A passenger looks out from a coach door of a Green Line Express train sitting at Khanewal Junction railway station in Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan, on February 20, 2018. Beijing is set to upgrade a 1,163-mile track from Karachi to Peshawar near the Afghan border with an $8 billion loan to Pakistan as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road trade initiative, Photo: Bloomberg
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