Commentary: Risks of Belt and Road in Africa
By Kat Usita in London
Apprehension over China’s Belt and Road initiative continues to build. Some observers have accused Beijing of unduly exerting influence on other countries in the guise of infrastructure assistance. It is increasingly apparent that the risks to recipient African economies in particular are substantial, but their governments are left with little choice.
It will take several years of use before one can properly measure the full economic benefits of new Chinese-built infrastructure. Meanwhile, the risks are self-evident.
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Meeting: Importance of climate-related data disclosures for global public investors
Thursday 4 October, Tokyo, 09:00 JST
OMFIF and the Asian Development Bank Institute convene the first joint seminar on sustainable finance, focusing on the importance of climate-related data disclosures for global public investors. The meeting forms part of a series of public-private sector interactions on anti-climate change that OMFIF is organising around the world.
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