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    BRICS 2019 Summit Declaration : Free Trade Agreement On The Horizon?

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  BRICS To Open Up To Free Trade Via The EAEU? The BRICS grouping of nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, have been holding their Ministerial summit in Brazil this week as they look at developing the groups connectivity. The BRICS countries are expected to produce 50% of global GDP[…..]

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    Russia To Chair BRICS in 2020, Aims To Improve UN Dialogue

    Russia will Chair the BRICS group from 1st January next year, taking over the role from Brazil. Russia will continue to expand strategic partnership of the organization’s states, working on strengthening foreign policy coordination on various multilateral platforms, namely within the UN, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wrote in the article titled “BRICS Strategic Partnership[…..]

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    Greece Signs BRI Deals, States “China Invested When Everyone Else Stayed Away”

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is currently on a 3 day State visit to Greece, and has been agreeing multiple deals with Athens. Greece, like nearby Italy, is a signatory to China’s Belt & Road Initiative, with Xi syaing that “China and Greece are natural partners” in the scheme.

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    Italy’s Maritime Silk Road Dreams headed for the Rocks?

    Op/Ed by Andre Wheeler There has been increasing tensions between China and Italy around progressing the recently agreed BRI MOU. Chinese officials have expressed increasing frustration as Italy tries to balance its G7 commitments to Europe with the expectations around infrastructure development needs of their stalling economy. Central to these tensions is the differing port[…..]

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – November 11, 2019

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Belt & Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It (Eurasia Review) Securing Cheap Labor Resources Along The Belt & Road (Silk Road Briefing) A Blue Dot Barely Visible From New Silk Roads (Asia Times) The Chinese Approach (Dredging & Ports) Beijing’s Belt & Road Is A Two-Way Street (MEED)[…..]

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    Securing Cheap Labor Resources Along China’s Belt And Road Initiative

    Op/Ed By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Low Wage Demographics Are Driving Chinese FDI Along The Belt & Road   One of the less understood aspects of China’s Belt & Road Initiative is China’s need to secure cheap labor resources to boost both its domestic economy as well as provide Chinese manufactured, overseas produced export products.

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    Carrefour To Open First Central Asian Stores In Uzbekistan

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Central Asia Allure Starts To Appeal To Investors After Years Of Neglect  The French retailer Carrefour will open its first stores in Uzbekistan next year, an important marker of just how far the Uzbek economy has come in recent years. The retailer is partnering with Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim, which owns shopping malls[…..]

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    How Foreign Investors Can Benefit From China’s Belt And Road Initiative In Africa

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Pan-Africa Free Trade And Industrial Parks Herald A New Era For Africa Manufacturing Capacity  Speaking on the influential “Rethinking The Dollar” program last week, one of the final questions was about Africa – how did I feel it would compete in global supply chains and become part of China’s Belt &[…..]

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    India Pulls Out Of Pan-Asia RCEP Free Trade Agreement

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  RCEP 15 Deal Expected To Be Signed Next Month  India has pulled out of the long-negotiated Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a proposed free trade deal that has long been championed by China. The United States had also agreed to sign off but pulled out when President Trump took office. The agreement[…..]

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    Silk Road Development Weekly – November 4, 2019

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion Belt & Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It (Eurasia Review) China Adjusts To The New World Order (The Asset) The Belt & Road Initiative Ad X Jinping’s Foreign And Domestic Policy Agenda (Asia Dialogue) China May Be More Assertive But Is It Ready To Lead? (Eurasia Review) BRI[…..]

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