ICBC Standard Bank (ICBCS), in partnership with Oxford Economics - a world leader in macroeconomic research and forecasting, has developed a suite of Belt and Road Economic Indices, that will offer investors with a standardised framework to compare the investment climates and economic and political risks of individual countries across the “Belt and Road” region.
The indices will further provide meaningful and unique thought leadership to the policy dialogue around the success of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in terms of increased bilateral connectivity with China as a driver of economic development in these countries.
B&R Economic Health Index (EHI)
The Economic Health Index seeks to support client investment and hedging decisions by providing an accessible and easy to use guide for investors to: ● compare the investment climates of the different countries along the Belt and Road region ● identify, track, and weigh up economic and political risks across these economies
B&R China Connectivity Index (CCI)
The China Connectivity Index is a semi-annual measure, that seeks to provide meaningful and unique thought leadership: ● by tracking the evolution, nature and broader economic benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative, through measuring bilateral connectivity with China ● facilitating future policy dialogue around the success of the Belt and Road Initiative
"The Belt and Road Initiative is without a doubt the most ambitious, strategic interconnected infrastructure initiative devised in recent memory.
Taking reference from the historic Silk Road, which transformed the nature of international trade links in ancient times, the Belt and Road Initiative offers a modern-day solution that fosters inclusive growth and development in the 21st century."
The Launch of Belt and Road Economic Indices (ENGCHN)