infrastructure

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Potholes Emerging In China’s New Silk Road

By Salman Rafi Sheikh, Asia Sentinel The acknowledgement by Xu Shanda, a retired Chinese deputy director of the State Administration of Taxation, last week regarding potential losses of Silk Road projects has drawn widespread attention as it challenges the prevailing myth of an indomitable and inevitable system in which ultimately all roads will lead to Beijing. The … Continue reading

The Case For Indonesia

By Charles Mautz, Chinus Asset Management During a recent visit to Jakarta, it was evident that Indonesians are optimistic. Investment managers, business leaders and taxi drivers all voiced their opinion that things are getting better and that the future is bright. Up to now, Indonesia has generally punched below its weight. It is often lumped together with … Continue reading

Nigeria’s Deal With China Will Not Solve Its Problems

By Kira Munk At a recent business forum hosted in Beijing, Nigeria secured $6 billion USD worth of investments from the Chinese government. An unfortunate by-product of these plans is that short-term economic gains are being sought out at the expense of long-term parity that could contribute to the stability of the relationship. With a weakening … Continue reading

Siemens Wants In On Russian High-Speed Railway Project

Germany’s Siemens has expressed an interest in cooperating with Russia and China to produce rolling stock for the high-speed rail route from Moscow to Kazan. “We may consider a trilateral partnership. We have a joint venture with the Russian Sinara group and excellent relations with China in the area of train production. We have also … Continue reading

India Wants To Create 100 ‘Smart Cities’ — How Can It Get There?

By Alice Charles, World Economic Forum The world is experiencing an unprecedented transition from predominantly rural to chiefly urban living. India is by no means an exception, with its urban population having increased from 222 million in 1990, to 410 million in 2014 and is forecast to increase to 814 million by 2050. In fact the pace … Continue reading

China To Invest Nearly $1 Trillion In 2016 On Infrastructure, High-Tech Research And Development

Beijing is set to invest over 6 trillion yuan ($926.6 billion) this year in the country’s high-tech research and development, as well as infrastructure development, including railway, fixed assets, water conservancy projects, local media reported on Thursday. The aim is to help develop sectors such as transportation, environment protection, urban planning, and tourism. Fixed asset investment … Continue reading

Iran Links To Eurasia With Persian Canal

By F. William Engdahl With the US and EU economic sanctions gone, it’s becoming clear that Iran today wants to build not destroy as the West seems hell-bent to do. The latest is announcement that Teheran has decided to proceed with a major infrastructure project which will take perhaps a decade to complete—an inland canal linking … Continue reading

Three Trends On Deck For China’s Economy This Year

China’s annual parliamentary session of the National People’s Congress kicked off last week, with Prime Minister Li Keqiang presenting the government’s report on its economic targets for 2016. The report indicates three key trends that will affect China’s economy and the direction of its macro policies this year: 1.     Maintaining Growth is a Top Priority The government set … Continue reading

The Silk Dragon Takes The Persian Road

By Pepe Escobar He came, he saw, and he pocketed all the deals that matter. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tour of Southwest Asia – Saudi Arabia, Iran and Egypt – could easily be sold anywhere as your typical Chinese-style win-win. On the PR arena, Xi did a sterling job polishing China’s image as a global power. … Continue reading

Russia Proposes Launching BRICS Global Bond

  Russia’s Central Bank is discussing with fellow BRICS emerging market nations — Brazil, (Russia), India, China, and South Africa — on the creation of BRICS global bonds, the Central Bank’s First Deputy Governor Sergey Shvetsov said on Wednesday, Russia’s TASS News Agency reports. “We are looking for the point where we have mutual interests, the New Development Bank … Continue reading

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