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While China’s bond markets could offer myriad opportunities in 2017 as they open up further to foreign investment, issuers and market participants alike may face a shifting near-term outlook shaped by a continuing decline in the RMB, a surge in capital outflows, and a shifting geopolitical landscape in light of new fiscal, monetary and diplomatic policies following November’s US presidential election.
Date added: 07-04-2017
The ancient and historic trade route between China and Europe is coming back to life as one of the biggest infrastructure projects of the 21st century, with major implications for economies around the world. One Belt/One Road (OBOR) is an all-encompassing effort to restore old trade routes and streamline the transport of goods from Asia to Europe. It’s a wide-ranging endeavour that stands to create a significant economic boost to more than 60 countries that represent 70% of the global population, more than half of global GDP and 24% of global trade.
Date added: 17-01-2017
In March 2016, China published its official 13th Five-Year Plan, which sets out their development pathway from 2016 to 2020. This Plan builds upon the previous five years and aims to create a strong foundation for China’s green, robust and resilient economy over the next two decades.
Date added: 09-01-2017
The aim of this book is to develop specific proposals for greening China’s financial system, based on an analysis of current practice in China and an exchange of experience with international experts. It is based on an 18-month project carried out by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Finance Research Institute (FRI), Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council, in association with the UNEP Inquiry, and with support from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.
Date added: 02-10-2015