New Political Risk Report on the Belt and Road Initiative from Marsh
Heading into 2020, there were nearly 3,000 active Belt and Road Initiative* (BRI) projects, involving more than 2,600 companies, with a combined value of close to USD4 trillion.
Although this represents significant progress for the BRI, in the seven years since the project launched, it has arguably never faced a more challenging risk environment. Managing political, economic, and investment risks has been made more difficult by COVID-19.
In this white paper, we outline the opportunities and challenges facing investors in the BRI, and provide updates on recent developments in the following countries:
In addition, we rank the contractual agreement repudiation risk for the BRI countries given the impact of COVID-19 by our own proprietary risk map.
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We hope that this report stimulates conversation in your organization about the challenges and opportunities currently facing investors, as well as those on the horizon.
* The Belt and Road Initiative, formerly known as One Belt One Road, is a global infrastructure strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in nearly 70 countries and international organizations. It is considered a centerpiece of Communist Party of China general secretary Xi Jinping’s foreign policy