China’s Belt & Road Initiative (B&R) could see up to USD1.5 trillion invested in the 60 countries that comprise the B&R. This will make China the largest funder of power in the region.
The sweet spot for Chinese banks, contractors and equipment suppliers, is difficult jurisdictions like those that make up the B&R – in these countries Chinese pricing of kit and debt is competitive, funds are deployed relatively quickly and importantly, Chinese capital comes with a partial fix for host country political risk. For any investor in emerging power markets, Chinese capital cannot be ignored. In this guide, we provide an overview of the top ten things to consider when tapping Chinese B&R capital for power projects.