The Belt and Road Initiative is a historic marshalling of capital and a remarkable geopolitical foray into establishing and strengthening multinational trade corridors. It continues to evolve and expand with more than 130 countries now reported to have signed BRI agreements, including Central America and the Pacific. In partnership with Silk Road Associates, we analyze five vastly different scenarios of possible development for BRI investments in the coming decade in the BRI and Beyond Forecast and show you prime countries and regions for investment in the BRI Investment Hotspots.

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a historic marshalling of capital and a remarkable geopolitical foray into establishing and strengthening multinational trade corridors. It continues to evolve and expand with more than 130 countries now reported to have signed BRI agreements, including Central America and the Pacific, far beyond the traditional Silk Road routes.

With over US $440 billion of funding provided so far by Chinese financial institutions into BRI projects, it’s an enterprise unlike anything seen on this scale for decades. It holds tremendous opportunities for business. Yet, seizing these opportunities requires a strong understanding of the economic, cultural and regulatory conditions of regional markets.

Mapping the landscape for BRI Investments

Now in its 6th year, the BRI initiative is constantly evolving. Looking ahead to the next ten years, the 2020s could be a golden era for emerging market infrastructure investment. Find out how key factors such as a significant recession, increasing nationalism, aggressive competition and barriers to multilateral funding shape the BRI investment landscape.