Asian Infrastructure & Trade

The region’s fast growth rates could falter without massive investment in infrastructure, while China — which looks set to benefit from the US withdrawal from the TPP trade pact — is readying more lending firepower

Jin Liqun says the institution can already lend up $250bn

China can take advantage with the rival RCEP pact as US allies try to repair damage

US commerce chief says China has no interest in free trade, despite its fine words

Martin Wolf on Trump’s ‘astonishingly primitive idea’ vs Xi’s ambition

Benefits of rivalry include an increase in Japanese lending

Beijing’s $900bn of planned investments include ports and railways across Asia

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After exuberant spending led to losses, politicians agree a new approach is needed

The planned rail link is a boost to Tokyo’s drive to pursue infrastructure projects in developing countries

Beijing allows funds to be invested in ‘clean’ coal and other projects not seen as environmentally friendly in the west

The city has drawn heavily on state lending for roads and houses

European and US institutions find it hard to compete for flood of new deals

The region must spend $2.1tn before 2030 to meet the demands of industry and the public