Speed Bumps Ahead: Chinas Belt and Road Initiative
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is poised to provide unparalleled opportunities for economic development around the world. But are countries, businesses, and capital markets ready to absorb China's mega-expansion? We will explore the significant funding and institutional gaps that remain, and how financial institutions can more effectively participate in this infrastructure campaign. Does the BRI truly present a win-win situation for all countries and stakeholders involved? What does the initiative mean for global capital and trade flows? How does the emergence of new financial structures, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund, change the way investors view risk in emerging markets?