Beijing’s investment in Kenya’s railways under its belt and road global infrastructure plan aims to revive and extend trading routes connecting China with Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Photo: BloombergBeijing’s investment in Kenya’s railways under its belt and road global infrastructure plan aims to revive and extend trading routes connecting China with Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Photo: Bloomberg
Beijing’s investment in Kenya’s railways under its belt and road global infrastructure plan aims to revive and extend trading routes connecting China with Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s Belt and Road Initiative will add US$117 billion to global trade this year, a new study shows

  • Euler Hermes says nations targeted by the initiative will see higher trade volumes, even if they are yet to receive any direct investment from China
  • The trade insurer estimates that the Belt and Road Initiative resulted in US$460 billion worth of investments in the five years since its inception in 2013

Topic |   China economy
Beijing’s investment in Kenya’s railways under its belt and road global infrastructure plan aims to revive and extend trading routes connecting China with Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Photo: BloombergBeijing’s investment in Kenya’s railways under its belt and road global infrastructure plan aims to revive and extend trading routes connecting China with Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Photo: Bloomberg
Beijing’s investment in Kenya’s railways under its belt and road global infrastructure plan aims to revive and extend trading routes connecting China with Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Photo: Bloomberg
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