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One Belt. One Road. One Bank.

We're ready to turn over 160 years of local knowledge into global opportunities for your business.

Turn our local Belt and Road expertise into global opportunities for your business

We have an unrivalled global network across 45 Belt and Road markets. With this unique grounding, we can provide your business access to our strategic relationships with key local financial institutions, relevant strategic advisory services, and tailored solutions that support your financing needs.

Evaluating Belt and Road investment opportunities
Gain the expertise of a financial partner with deep local roots as you explore Belt and Road investment and bidding opportunities in new markets.

Why we’re different
Our experts are on the ground. They are ready to help you evaluate project requirements throughout the bidding process, enabling you to capitalise on the right opportunities; from project advisory to financing expertise for infrastructure, public utilities and railways, telecoms, cable and electricity equipment, environment protection projects, and more.

How can we help?

Secure sources of long-term financing
-Advise on your trade financing options (e.g. one-stop guarantee services, bonds and capital market solutions)
-Loan syndication
-Project and export finance
-Shipping finance
-M&A advisory
-Leveraged finance

Local FX governance expertise, investment hedging solutions
-Experienced financial markets advisory
-Cross-currency swaps, interest rate swaps, structured solutions
-Full range of renminbi (RMB) capabilities, including clearing, settlement, hedging and more

Belt and Road industry

Case study: Powering project finance
We supported one of China’s largest state-owned banks in successfully landing an engineering procurement project, which will see it finance a USD800 million power plant at an inland site in Oman.


Preparing for expansion
Once an opportunity has been identified, our team of experts – equipped with an understanding of local geopolitical trends and regulatory environments – will support you in mitigating growth and supply chain risks through advisory, financing and escrow services.

Why we’re different
Our unmatched relationship portfolio with key Belt and Road financing partners – ranging from The Silk Road Fund to Chinese policy and commercial banks – allows us to support our clients in structuring financing and responding to the right opportunities with agility.

How can we help?

Strategy and planning
-Access our Economic Research Team
-Full coverage of local and M&A-related escrow account services
-Straight2Bank – access our standardised e-platform with transparency and full control

Secure sources of long-term financing
-Advise on your trade financing options (e.g. one-stop guarantee services, bonds and capital market solutions)
-Loan syndication
-Project and export finance
-Shipping finance

Local FX governance expertise, investment hedging solutions
-Financial markets advisory
-Cross-currency swaps, interest rate swaps, structured solutions
-Full range of renminbi (RMB) capabilities, including clearing, settlement, hedging and more

Achieve operational excellence
Cashflow or payroll problems can derail projects at any time. To explore Belt and Road, you will need a global financing partner with deep local expertise, to help facilitate seamless onshore payments and mitigate FX control issues (for example, when repatriating funds to employees’ home countries).

Why we’re different
As a Belt and Road financial partner, we offer more than just financing. We support our clients’ day-to-day and working capital needs, especially in emerging markets. Our services are designed to enable you to focus on your core business.

How can we help?

Machinery purchasing support, both locally and overseas
-Supply chain finance solutions with risk participation (payables finance, import invoice financing)
-Loan syndication

Trade finance support to minimise days sales outstanding
-Credit bill negotiation
-Receivables Services (progressive payment, deferred payment etc.)

Working capital and liquidity management, across currencies and borders
-Multi-currency notional pooling
-Transactional foreign exchange (TBFX)
-Full set of FX products
-Full range of renminbi (RMB) capabilities, including clearing, settlement, hedging and more

Hedge commodity risk
-Across a wide range of commodities (include metals, energy and agriculture)

Maintain your growth trajector
As your Belt and Road journey deepens and more opportunities open up, sustaining growth across various markets becomes both a necessity and a source of competitive advantage.

This is when you need timely financing support, and complete oversight of cashflows – no matter where you are in a project cycle.

Why we’re different
With 70 per cent of our global footprint sitting across Belt and Road routes, we’re ready to provide support and expertise to help you complete or bid on new projects.

How can we help?

Treasury support and liquidity management, across currencies and borders
-Treasury advisory
-Establish regional treasury centres and cross-border cash pools
-Ecosystem support
-Working capital management solutions
-Time deposits, structured deposits, alternative investments

Hedge working capital FX exposure during your expansion
-Access a full set of FX products
-Utilise our online banking system, Straight2Bank, as an e-FX platform
-Loan syndication

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Case study: Managing opportunities across markets

We implemented a centralised liquidity and account management solution for one of the largest Chinese construction and engineering contractors. This provided the group with enhanced risk management and control over its accounts across Belt and Road markets.

Customer Testimonials What our clients say

Awards Standard Chartered Bank has years of experience in facilitating successful Belt and Road projects for our clients. Here is the proof:

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Best Overall International Bank For One Belt, One Road

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Best Foreign Bank For One Belt, One Road

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