What Imran Khan means for Belt and Road investors

The cricketer-turned-politician takes the helm of a country that's on a sticky economic wicket. His plans to turn it around are clear but expensive. Welcoming Chinese cash will help.

Pakistan's voters have sent cricket legend Imran Khan in to bat as their new prime minister. But the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf PTI will need more than his skills as an all-rounder to negotiate a tricky economic situation.

International investors have reason to be optimistic Khan was tipped to win narrowly but achieved a clear victory over his nearest rivals, which promises to give him the authority needed to restore the country's economic health.

Avoiding a political impasse was critical, Hamad Aslam, director and head of research and business development at Elixir Securities, also in Karachi, said in a note on Thursday ...

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