A peony-studded wall map of the belt and road countries is displayed at a horticultural exhibition at the Beijing Expo on April 29. Some analysts believe infrastructure is key to driving growth. Photo: Reuters
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Belt and road bonds are poised to make a splash as investors eye infrastructure gains

  • With returns on equity uncertain in a challenging global economy, China’s massive project will propel infrastructure to become the next red-hot asset class for investors

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A peony-studded wall map of the belt and road countries is displayed at a horticultural exhibition at the Beijing Expo on April 29. Some analysts believe infrastructure is key to driving growth. Photo: Reuters
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A Chinese-built railway line in Ethiopia. Last week the east African country said China had agreed to write off interest owed on loans. Photo: Xinhua

Why China’s belt and road loans may not be the debt trap other countries fear

  • Study by US-based Rhodium Group finds only one confirmed case of asset seizure and says Beijing is more likely to renegotiate burdensome debts
Topic |   Belt and Road: 2019 Forum

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A Chinese-built railway line in Ethiopia. Last week the east African country said China had agreed to write off interest owed on loans. Photo: Xinhua
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