Trade in goods and services between China and the various countries making up the One Belt, One Road has increased by 26.2% in the first quarter of 2017 to USD240 billion, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Sun Jiwen, a spokesman for MOFCOM, said that China’s exports to 60 identified OBOR nations from the[…..]
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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[…..]
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.
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.