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    Silk Road Development Weekly

    Official Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation Comes Online (BeltRoadForum) Eurasian Economic Union Trade Up 38% (Russia Briefing) AIIB Should Be Platform For China-US Co-Operation (Xinhua) How The UK Can Benefit From China’s OBOR Ambitions (China Briefing) Seven Countries To Deepen Co-Operation On China-Europe Freight Services (OBOR Portal) Fourth Spanish Built High-Speed Train Arrives[…..]

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    China’s European Rail Freight Terminals On The Silk Road Express

    China’s Rail services in terms of operating freight containers through from China have been expanding throughout Europe, with some 15 cities now connected directly to China. These include main European Rail Terminals such as Moscow (Russia) Brest (Belarus) Warsaw (Poland) Duisburg (Germany) Antwerp (Belgium) Rotterdam (Netherlands) Calais (France) London (England) Hamburg (Germany) Hendaye (France) Milan[…..]

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    Iran Looks to Create Persian Gulf – Black Sea Trade Corridor

    Iran has again expressed keen interest in developing a trade corridor between the Persian Gulf and the Black Sea. In this article, we talk about some of the leading geopolitical actors involved, including China, Pakistan, Bulgaria, and Turkey.

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    Our Weekly Round Up Of Infrastructure Development News across the Silk Road Routes Silk Road Bonds – The Next Big Thing? (Global Finance) Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit (Asia Maritime) UK Eyes Opportunities in Belt & Road Construction (OBOR Portal)

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    BRICS New Development Bank Considering Ruble Bonds

    The BRICS New Development Bank  President Kundapur Vaman Kamath said late last week that the bank  is considering raising funds through issuing Ruble denominated bonds. Kamath stated “We are looking with great interest at the local Russian currency. Last year, our team held negotiations in Russia with financial regulators. We discussed the possibilities of raising[…..]

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    India’s Silk Road Ambitions and China’s OBOR Intentions

    China’s OBOR initiative has taken the limelight, but expanding and developing the Silk Road is not purely a Chinese play. India had sixteen key Silk Road trading sites in ancient times, more than any other country excepting China, and is currently developing its own Silk Road ambitions.

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    China, Mongolia, and Russia Increase Trans-National Rail Traffic by 150 percent

    The Mongolian Embassy in Beijing has held a transportation forum with Chinese and Russian authorities to discuss cooperation on freight train transportation. Mongolia, in specific, is seeking to enact reforms that will allow for more trans-national rail traffic.

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    Silk Road Development Weekly

    Our weekly round up of infrastructure development news across Silk Road routes.

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    Central Asian Ministers Agree on Trade, Economic Reforms

    Various regional and trade initiatives are being taken up in a series of ministerial meetings among the Commonwealth of Independent States (Central Asia). In this article, we highlight the agreements under discussion that seek to improve the role of the CIS in international and regional affairs.

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    What Currency Will be Used Along the OBOR?

    With much discussion over the trade along, and participation in projects aligned to the One Belt, One Road scheme, there has been little examination of which currencies will fund such activities. This article discusses the role of the Chinese RMB and Russian ruble.

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