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04 February 2019

Six Nepalese Development Projects to Watch in 2020

Nepal will see a number of important infrastructure projects grow this year...




30 January 2019

How China’s Global Trade Will Fair In 2020

Like with most highly politicized and reported-on events, markets overreact.




28 January 2019

Chinese Engineers Complete 1st Box Girder for Bangladesh’s Longest Railway Viaduct

Chinese engineers made their mark with the installation of the first box girder of Bangladesh’s longest railway viaduct on Tuesday, December 31st, just before the New Year.




14 January 2019

Chinese contractor completes their section of the Brunei cross-sea bridge

Under a fiscal plan to grow the Brunei economy, the mega Temburong Bridge is edging closer to completion.




09 January 2019

Malaysia Revives 1MDB-linked Mega Project as it Strengthens Economic Ties with China

The Bandar Malaysia mega-project appears to be active again after the Malaysian government signed a new deal with a Chinese consortium...




07 January 2019

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Myanmar to Speed Up Belt and Road Projects

China’s State Councilor Wang Yi visited Myanmar to spur on the development of projects related to the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC).




02 January 2019

China's win-win formula makes a success out of Kuwait's refinery project

The Al-Zour New Refinery Project (NRP) in Kuwait is a part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by China which has started a wave of economic and social development in the region.




26 December 2019

Al Mulla Seals Partnership Deal with a Chinese Construction Group

The Al Mulla Group has signed a partnership agreement with China's Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG). The Kuwait-based Al Mulla Group is privately-held and is involved in a range of businesses.




24 December 2019

China's Hotel Construction Pipeline Has Grown to Record Highs

A new report from Lodging Econometrics (LE) stated that at the end of Q3 2019, China has 3,380 projects that house 628,972 rooms in its hotel construction pipeline.




19 December 2019

Fall 2019 Green Fee Project Awards Announced

The William & Mary Green Fees, awarded by The Committee on Sustainability, for the Fall of 2019 have been announced. The Green Fees support projects that focus on sustainability at the college.




17 December 2019

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Myanmar to Speed Up Belt and Road Projects

China's State Councilor Wang Yi visited Myanmar to spur on the development of projects related to the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC)




10 December 2019

China's Hotel Construction Pipeline Has Grown to Record Highs

At the moment, China has 2,548 projects that house 438,797 rooms under construction...




26 November 2019

Are We on the Cusp of Another Gilded Eurasian Age?

Now we may be on the edge of another rail-driven golden age of commerce, but this one is happening on the other side of the world.




21 November 2019

Growth vs. Green: China's Dichotomy of Ambitions

For the past decade, China has been the world's fastest-growing economy, with its ambitions matched only by their willingness to make painful sacrifices to achieve their goals.>




19 November 2019

Weathering The Trade War Through Consumption

This desire for economic independence from the rest of the world may be the key to withstanding the economic pressure created by the U.S.- China trade war




14 November 2019

China Committed to Build CPEC's Projects as per International Standard

In an agreement with Pakistan, China will build China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in accordance to international standards.




12 November 2019

Unexpected Setbacks, Emerging Challenges on the Sixth Anniversary of BRI

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was proposed by Chinese leadership more than six years ago, and today the projects it is inspired globally have made a big impact on many countries.




07 November 2019

China-Bangladesh To Build Dhaka's Mega New Town Project Called Purbachal

China will be influential in building the first smart city in Bangladesh, called Purbachal. The project is located near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka and occupies 6,150 acres.




05 November 2019

The Chinese Investment in Latin America Mega-Projects

China is building infrastructure all over the world as a part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Latin America is a huge beneficiary of Chinese spending.




31 October 2019

Chinese Influence Grows as Result of Belt and Road Investment

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is reported to be the most costly global infrastructure build-out in human history. China is building what they see as the new Silk Road.




29 October 2019

Introduction: Boom in Chinese E-commerce

The massive boom in the Chinese e-commerce industry has been staggering. The world's second-largest economy is home to the largest e-commerce market across the globe...




24 October 2019

Unlocking Growth Through Infrastructure: The Mila Mountain Tunnel

The Mila Mountain tunnel is yet another marvel of Chinese engineering and willpower.




22 October 2019

White Elephants: Even China is Susceptible

White elephant - a term used to refer to an outlandishly expensive project that was expected to produce tremendous socio-economic benefits...




17 October 2019

Beyond Borders: Chinese Funding the Developing World's Infrastructure

For a long time now, China has been funding the developing world's infrastructure growth. Recently though, the underlying intentions of the Chinese have been called into question.




15 October 2019

Beijing's New Airport Opens, Other Major Infrastructure Projects Underway

Beijing's new Daxing International Airport opened recently. It is one of the biggest infrastructure projects that China completed in 2019...




10 October 2019

China Becomes Cambodia's Closest Ally, Largest Creditor

China has entered Cambodia's developing economy and made some major investments. The Middle Kingdom is rapidly cementing itself at Cambodia's strongest foreign partner.




08 October 2019

The Budweiser APAC IPO: Is this the rejuvenation of the Hong Kong IPO market?

Hong Kong, the U.S., and mainland China are the three main drivers of the global IPO market. Only one of them though has seen a sharp decline in 2019.




03 October 2019

Warburg Backed Mofang Becomes Largest Rental Apartment Player In China

Mofang is a long term apartment rental manager in China. The company presently manages 70,000 individual apartments found in all of the major cities throughout the country.




26 September 2019

Combating the Investment Uncertainty Created by the U.S. - China Trade War

The U.S. – China trade war has fostered investor uncertainty and contributed to an already sluggish global growth environment.




24 September 2019

Why China's slowing economic growth will help, not hurt, real asset investors.

The slow-down in the economic growth of the world's second-largest economy has dominated headlines across the world in the recent past.




19 September 2019

China Exports Pollution With BRI Funds Despite Pledge for Sustainability

China is the world's largest manufacturer of solar power equipment, and also one of the largest financial backers of coal-fired power plant development.




17 September 2019

What the Bohai Strait tunnel tells investors about China's growth ambitions.

The Bohai Strait tunnel, which will connect the port cities of Dalian on the northern rustbelt and Yantai, on the eastern-shoreline, is China's most ambitious infrastructure project to-date.




04 July 2019

China Continues to Build New Airports at Record Pace to Satisfy Demands

The country of China is undergoing a huge transformation in its aviation landscape. As more and more Chinese citizens take to the skies in record amounts, the country's airport infrastructure cannot keep up with the demands. The country is now set to overtake the United States as the most traveled country in the world when … The post China Continues to Build New Airports at Record Pace to Satisfy Demands appeared first on Foundation Capital.




01 July 2019

Shenzen’s Electric Car Revolution Made Possible by the Government

One of the first countries to switch from diesel and gasoline to electric was Shenzhen, China. This southern city near the border of Hong Kong was one of the first metropolises to get on board the electronic revolution. Today, the more than 16,000 buses and 12,000 cabs that zoom along its highways run on electricity. … The post Shenzen’s Electric Car Revolution Made Possible by the Government appeared first on Foundation Capital.




24 June 2019

The Importance of Management Regarding Chinese Investments

The Development of China China was a poor country fifty years ago. The country did not have much international influence. China has since experienced fast-paced economic growth, making the country an economic powerhouse. They have become an international leader for both investments and trade partners. China developed differently than the majority of countries. This led … The post The Importance of Management Regarding Chinese Investments appeared first on Foundation Capital.




22 June 2019

Autonomous Construction Equipment Technologies Set to Disrupt a Stagnant Market

The construction industry is on the brink of a revolution as the global autonomous construction equipment market is projected to grow 28.7% from 2018 to 2026. The largest influencers of the boom in the use of autonomous construction equipment are the safety benefits of autonomous equipment and improvements in guidance technologies such as GPS. The … The post Autonomous Construction Equipment Technologies Set to Disrupt a Stagnant Market appeared first on Foundation Capital.




19 June 2019

Forecasting the Impact of Blockchain upon Equipment in the Construction and Mining Industry

A blockchain is a cryptographically secure digital ledger. It has seemingly limitless potential to improve digital networks. Some experts even believe that it will usher in a new Internet. For businesses that interact directly with supply chains, direct access to decentralized and fair blockchain applications is becoming imperative. The construction and mining industry will be … The post Forecasting the Impact of Blockchain upon Equipment in the Construction and Mining Industry appeared first on Foundation Capital.




17 June 2019

Baoshang Bank Takeover and Aftermath, Investors the Focus for China

Overview Last month, May 2019, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) and the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission seized (CBIRC) control of Baoshang Bank, a bank based in the inner-Mongolian autonomous region of Baotou. China's Central Bank is now seeking to alleviate investor and stakeholder concerns regarding the surprising turn of events. Although Chinese markets … The post Baoshang Bank Takeover and Aftermath, Investors the Focus for China appeared first on Foundation Capital.




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