Hong Kong: Connecting China and MENA | BELT & ROAD

"Can Hong Kong boost China's economic connectivity with MENA under the Belt & Road Initiative?"


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Gordon Wong, Analyst  

We tackle the following questions:

  • To what extent can Hong Kong boost China's economic connectivity with MENA under the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative?
  • How attractive is Hong Kong as an international Islamic finance centre, and how does it compare to other Islamic finance centres outside MENA?
  • What advantages does Hong Kong offer to Chinese and MENA firms aiming for overseas expansion?

The Regional views series are thematic papers aimed at identifying and analysing factors behind medium to long-term economic trends shaping the region. Our analysis draws conclusions that help businesses and investors get ahead of the curve. As a firm staffed by Middle Easterners, we focus on insight rather than standard analysis. To access this report, please click here.