Sino-MENA: The green big bang

Regional Views
Sino-MENA:  The green big bang

While the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has come under stress in various parts of the world during the past year,  the Sino-MENA axis appears to have remained robust and continuously diversifying.  While it is unsurprising that China’s strategic investments in the region have shifted beyond traditional sectors, its portfolio of clean energy projects is expanding rapidly. This week, we discuss how China is playing a role in the region’s green energy shift by looking at:  

  • New Chinese contracts in the MENA region’s renewable sectors.

  • New market opportunities for Chinese investors to explore and how investment in the region’s waste management and smart grid modernisation, in particular, will be top.

  • How Chinese electric vehicles are expected to emerge as new, attractive and cost- competitive models in the MENA region.

Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Ghalia Al Bajali, Norah Song, Analysts

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.

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