Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is creating enormous business opportunities throughout Asia, Africa and Europe which HSBC could help you exploit. Covering two trade routes, the overall objective is to increase regional trade and encourage economic cooperation.

What is the Belt and Road Initiative?

HSBC Tops Asiamoney’s New Silk Road Finance Awards

HSBC was named the Best Overall International Bank for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the 2019 Asiamoney New Silk Road Finance Awards, demonstrating the Bank’s success in delivering on its strategic commitment to the BRI. This is the second time HSBC has won the title, since the award was launched in 2017.

We know the way

  • With our unrivalled heritage in China, global presence, leading service and financial expertise, we can show businesses the way. We also serve small-medium enterprises all the way up to large corporates.
  • Competitive global network with coverage of over 90% of global trade and capital flows.
  • Uniquely positioned product expertise including cross border and bespoke product solutions across investment banking and traditional banking, from sourcing targets to providing one-stop holistic solutions.
  • Leading international bank in China with the largest onshore network in China managing the highest inbound and outbound investment flows.
  • Leading international bank for Renminbi (RMB) offering a range of RMB products, services and expertise across more than 50 markets.
  • Leading bank in sustainable finance with expertise in raising debt capital for clients through green bonds and a long-standing commitment to developing and implementing environmental standards for the project finance industry.
Belt and Road is about opportunity. For construction, logistics and energy companies; for exporters and for local and international investors, by galvanising fundraising and financial-markets activity across dozens of countries housing hundreds of millions of people in the coming years.



The Belt and Road Initiative: Globalisation’s next chapter

Mukhtar Hussain
Written by (E) BrandConnect, a commercial division of The Economist Group

Launched in 2013 by China's president, Xi Jinping, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) envisaged a massive infrastructure build-out that would trace the "silk roads" that once traversed Eurasia and the seas connecting China to Africa

Connecting the world

Mukhtar Hussain
Written by (E) BrandConnect, a commercial division of The Economist Group

As part of a four-article series, HSBC examines how the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is evolving in response to the lessons and challenges experienced so far and what this could mean for the global economy, from climate change to regional economic development and from project governance to trade connectivity. Our second article explores how the BRI is moving from infrastructure projects to a broader focus on increased cross-border and international connectivity.

The BRI is breathing new life into the world’s largest inland port

Written by Quartz Creative on behalf of HSBC

How is one small German town transforming under the BRI?

From hydroelectricity to windfarms, the BRI is empowering nations

Written by Quartz Creative on behalf of HSBC

Large-scale BRI infrastructure projects are receiving much needed investment

The BRI is more than just infrastructure

Written by Quartz Creative on behalf of HSBC

Hear the term “Belt and Road,” and your mind may drift to the massive physical infrastructural projects that are primarily associated with the initiative.

Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities on the rise

Written by Kee Joo Wong

Regional Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Asia Pacific and Lance Kawaguchi, Managing Director, Global Head – Corporates, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC