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Belt and Road

Vietnam and Indonesia stand out as Belt and Road bets, reports show

Southeast Asia draws flurry of investment but concerns over China linger

A freight train departs from Henggang in China on its way to Vietnam. In one survey, a leading 66% identified Vietnam as a place with BRI opportunities.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asia is becoming ever more of a hotbed for investment related to China's Belt and Road Initiative, two separate reports issued this month show.

Chinese investment and construction contracts in the region almost doubled to $11 billion in the first half of 2019, from $5.6 billion in the last six months of the previous year, one report issued by Maybank Kim Eng's research arm says.

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