A bullet train runs through a bridge on the China-Laos Railway in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Photo: Xinhua
A bullet train runs through a bridge on the China-Laos Railway in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Photo: Xinhua

Southeast Asian borrowers could ‘feel pressure’ over belt and road debts to China amid IMF scrutiny

  • Revelation of debt details could attract criticism, result in project delays in countries such as Laos, Malaysia and Indonesia, analysts note
  • IMF scrutiny could result in greater caution in belt and road projects among Southeast Asian borrowers, given ‘austere’ regional economic forecast in short term

A bullet train runs through a bridge on the China-Laos Railway in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Photo: Xinhua
A bullet train runs through a bridge on the China-Laos Railway in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Photo: Xinhua
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