The One Belt, One Road initiative (also called Belt and Road, 一带一路) will promote China’s regional integration, says Moody's Investor's Service in a sector report titled One Belt, One Road Is Credit Positive, Despite Rising Overseas Risk Exposure dated 20 July 2015. The company says the initiative as it will improve intra-regional commercial and financial links and boost renminbi internationalisation.
Within China, the report's authors say the initiative will channel
investment into China’s underdeveloped inland and western provinces, stabilising widening regional disparities. Financial institutions with regional presence or experience in intra-regional
financing will benefit from the One Belt, One Road initiative, as will large, financially strong Chinese
Geopolitical considerations and the large infrastructure financing requirement are risks to implementation, however.
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