UOB-HKUST IEMS Research on Belt and Road Initiative in ASEAN


Hanoi, Vietnam

[Update 2020.12.1] The project is successfully completed. Here is the news release related to the report launch event.  View the reports here.  

[2018.08.23]  We are delighted to announce that United Overseas Bank and the HKUST Institute of Emerging Market Studies have launched a joint research project titled “the Belt and Road Initiative in ASEAN”. The aim of the project is to provide insights into the political, institutional, and environmental factors that affect Belt and Road project design and implementation, the potential for Belt and Road investments to spur private investment and foreign direct investment opportunities and effect transformative development, and the potential role of Hong Kong in the Belt and Road Initiative.

The project will produce an overview report and case studies on six Southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Philippines. These case studies will be developed out of a combination of in-depth field research, literature and quantitative data on Belt and Road projects.

Further updates to the project will be posted on the Institute’s website at http://iems.ust.hk/uob.  

Please direct all enquiries to iems@ust.hk

The Reports

The reports has been released in a launch event hosted by UOB on 1 December 2020  (See news release for details).  

The project has delivered 1 overview reports and 6 country reports, with a timely update on COVID-19’s impact on the respective countries as well as their BRI participation is also included.  

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