ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
International relations

China's Belt and Road builds trail of stakes in Asian bourses

Shanghai-Shenzhen group beats Indian bid for share of Bangladesh's main exchange

The Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges teamed to buy a 25% stake in Bangladesh's main bourse. They also will provide $37 million in technical support. (Photo by A.Z.M. Anas)

DHAKA/NEW DELHI -- China's expanding Belt and Road Initiative added its latest investment into a foreign stock exchange Monday as a consortium of the Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses snapped up one-quarter of the shares in Bangladesh's Dhaka Stock Exchange.

President Xi Jinping's signature foreign policy venture, known for forging global trade links through building infrastructure such as roads and ports, has extended into finance, as Chinese bourses led by the Shanghai Stock Exchange began establishing footholds around Asia last year.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more