Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

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2071-9914 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.14217/20719914
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The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.
 

China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Boosting trade opportunities for Sub-Saharan Africa You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Garth le Pere
29 Aug 2017
Bibliographic information
No.:
143
Pages:
8
http://dx.doi.org/10.14217/361532ff-en

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This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics explores the linkages and the opportunities the BRI presents for Sub-Saharan African countries. This takes on added importance since China not only is Africa’s largest trading partner on a country basis but also has established a critical geopolitical presence across the continent.
Keywords:
belt and road initiative, sub-Saharan Africa, trade, China
JEL Classification:
  • F15: International Economics / Trade / Economic Integration
  • F63: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Development
  • O18: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis ; Housing ; Infrastructure
  • O55: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economywide Country Studies / Africa