News and Analysis

China Expands Brazil Frontier as Investment Grows During Crisis
26/04/2018
RIO DE JANEIRO, BLOOMBERG -- Building a major port in Brazil is the type of project that would hardly fall into the hands of a Chinese company. At least not until the largest Brazilian builders went d...
China's HNA Group seeks up to $1.5 bln in new fund-document
25/04/2018
BEIJING, REUTERS -- A unit of debt-laden Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is seeking to raise as much as $1.5 billion by the end of this year in an investment fund that will serve as the group's primary...
China fails to get Indian support for Belt and Road ahead of summit
25/04/2018
BEIJING, REUTERS -- China failed to get India's support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers' meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of...
EU suspects tax fraud at China's new gateway to Europe
23/04/2018
MADRID/ATHENS, REUTERS -- European Union and Italian authorities are investigating suspected wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via Greece's largest port of Piraeus, a trad...
India's Modi to visit China this week as rapprochement gathers pace
23/04/2018
BEIJING, REUTERS -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at rapprochement gather pace following a testing year i...
China says Nepal a natural area for cooperation with India
19/04/2018
BEIJING, REUTERS -- Nepal is a natural area for cooperation between China and India, the Chinese government's top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi said on Wednesday, as he invited India to participat...
China's $1 Billion White Elephant: The Port Ships Don't Use
18/04/2018
COLOMBO, BLOOMBERG -- Each year roughly 60,000 ships vital to the global economy sail through the Indian Ocean past a Chinese-operated port on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Almost none of them stop t...
Indonesia expected to drop $19 bln worth of infrastructure projects
18/04/2018
JAKARTA, REUTERS -- Indonesia's chief economic minister said on Monday that 14 infrastructure projects, worth 264 trillion rupiah ($19.17 billion), are expected to be dropped from the government's str...
Japan may work with China on Belt and Road projects
17/04/2018
TOKYO, REUTERS -- Japan and China agree that a trade war will have serious consequences for the world economy, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Monday after a high-level economic dialogue b...
Southeast Asia Looks Beyond China to Fund Massive Project Needs
17/04/2018
SINGAPORE, BLOOMBERG -- Across Southeast Asia, policy makers hungry for infrastructure investment are looking beyond China.Southeast Asia's economies will need to spend about $2.8 trillion on projects...