How Belt and Road is transforming frontier market bourses

China’s acquisition of strategic stakes in three Belt and Road stock exchanges kicks off a fundamental shift in equities trading patterns.

How Belt and Road is transforming frontier market bourses

Over the past year and a half, China has purchased strategic stakes in three stock exchanges at key junctures along the Belt and Road as it seeks to solidify its economic, political and financial relationships with their respective countries Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Pakistan.

It started with the Rs8.96 billion $85.47 million acquisition of a 40% stake in the Pakistan Stock Exchange PSE in January 2017. This was followed by the purchase of a 25.1% stake...

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