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Latest Thinking

As the Belt and Road initiative transcends cultures, borders and economies, learn all about the implications for your business—and how best to navigate the new challenges and opportunities.

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Belt and Road in the face of disruption

What do disruptions like COVID-19 mean for infrastructure development under the Belt and Road initiative?


As concerns grow around rising debt levels and environmental impact, sustainability is climbing the agenda in the Belt and Road discussion. Learn how Standard Chartered is supporting the ‘greening’ of the Belt and Road through areas like green financing and clean technology investments.

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A Sustainable Belt & Road in good times & bad

For true sustainability, all economies must develop the ability to withstand external shocks and this would also apply to the Belt and Road economies.

Risk vs Reward

There are many differing opinions regarding Belt and Road. With a footprint in 75 per cent of the Belt and Road markets, we’re uniquely positioned to give a real picture of the potential risks and rewards on the ground.

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Time to Shine: ASEAN SMEs in the Belt and Road

As the backbone of the ASEAN economy, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are seeing increasing opportunities in the Belt and Road.

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Driving private capital into ASEAN's Belt and Road

Public-sector infrastructure funding is falling short in ASEAN. Can private Belt and Road funding plug the gap?