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Vontobel Belt-and-Road Index, advised by CCBIAM

28/06/2019 | 1 min read
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The most ambitious infrastructure and investment plan in history

The most ambitious infrastructure project in history is still in its start-up phase. Chinese President Xi Jinping first mentioned the Belt and Road Initiative in fall 2013. It affects more than 100 countries that together account for 40 % of global GDP and around 65 % of the world's population. It involves planning the construction of two trade corridors stretching all across Asia to Europe: the 21st- Century Maritime Silk Road (a new trade route linking China to South Asia and then to Africa and ultimately Europe via the Indian Ocean) and the Silk Road Economic Belt (an overland corridor from China to Europe via Central Asia). Trillions are needed to be invested.