Surge in high-tech investments helps Guandong shake off low-cost image

Foreign direct investment into Guangdong surged  by 13.6% to just under $17bn in the first nine…

Milan takes fast train to China

Milan became the latest European city to join up to China’s Belt and Road initiative last…

Russia and Kazakhstan agree route for high-speed EurAsia Land Bridge

Plans for a  300km per hour  high-speed EurAsia Land Bridge rail link running from China to…

$1.5bn Tajik aluminium plant deal highlights China’s growing influence in Central Asia

A Chinese company has agreed to invest $1.8bn in the construction of a new aluminium plant…

World Bank spells out dangers of Russia’s pivot towards the east

The economic transformations taking place in China and India are having subtle and indirect impacts on…

Threat of more US sanctions prompts Russia to take OFZ treasury bond roadshow to China

Concerns over the possibility of the US administration introducing another round of sanctions has prompted  Russia…

Turkmengas turns to Europe in search for new export markets

Turkmenistan may start shipping  natural gas to Eastern Europe through Russia, a senior Turkmengas  official said…

Spotlight falls on CEFC as Qatar sovereign wealth fund signs up to EN+ IPO

Qatar’s sovereign investment fund the QIA has applied to invest $250m in the  $1.5bn IPO of…

Russia and India rise up World Bank rankings but regional hubs win the day

Russia and India have emerged as two of the biggest winners in the World Bank’s latest…

Fruit and veg rots on Kyrgyz-Kazakh border as EEU threatens to unravel

Hundreds of tons of vegetables and fruit that have been piling up at customs posts on…

Detente between Tashkent and Astana paves way for $5bn gas deal with China

Kazakhstan is to start exporting natural gas to China for the first time this month after KazTransGas…

Growth in Chinese debt prompts S&P downgrade and takes Hong Kong with it

Concerns over the swelling levels of Chinese debt which now stand at 260% of GDP has…

Khalifa joins Maritime Silk Road as concerns grow over Beijing’s influence

The UAE’s Khalifa Port is  set to become the latest link in China’s  21st Century Maritime…

Belt and Road gets own shipping index

After a two-year trial the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) yesterday officially launched a series of indices…

Jiangxi freight service strengthens Tashkent’s links with New Silk Road

Another piece in the New Silk Road jigsaw puzzle slotted into place last Friday when a…

Power of Siberia gas pipeline to China on track for 2019, claims Gazprom CEO

Russia is on track to start supplying China with gas via the 3,000km-long Power of Siberia…

IFC signs up insurance giants to tackle Asian infrastructure needs

The IFC yesterday announced that it had teamed up with the Prudential’s Asian asset management business…

China draws Tehran into New Silk Road

New Silk Road: The China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) has been given the…

Nazarbayev and Xi “open new page” in relations with $8bn investment package

The Kazakh and Chinese Presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev and Xi Jinping yesterday  gave their blessing to representatives…

Saudi-led rift with Qatar casts shadow over China’s Silk Road ambitions

This week’s  decision by a  number of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia to cut all…

Gas, solar and China winners as Trump stalks off pitch and quits Paris accord

On the same day that President Donald Trump confirmed his intention to pull the US out…

Fosun turns to Russian gold with Polyus stake

A consortium of investors led by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is set to buy a 10%…

NASDAQ and Shanghai exchange get into bed with Astana

Nasdaq has been selected to power Kazakhstan’s new AIFC Exchange and, along with the Shanghai Stock…

China looks to Saudi Arabia to protect Maritime Silk Road route

This March, the Saudi Monarch King Salman embarked on a six-week tour of Asia, the highlight of…