The Belt & Road Heat Map

Your Guide to the World’s Largest Coordinated Investment Program


FutureMap offers clients regularly updated and actionable analysis of new patterns of growth emerging within and across key markets associated with the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI).

BRI represents the rapid transformation of the Eurasian megacontinent that began with the collapse of the Soviet Union three decades ago, followed by the rise of China as a global trade and investment power, the energy supercycle connecting West Asian energy supplies with East Asian markets, India’s role as the world’s fastest growing large economy and soon its most populous country, accelerating regional trade integration, and Europe’s expanding commercial and investment ties with Asia.

FutureMap’s integrated team of economic analysts, risk management experts, and investment professionals provide you with actionable guidance to effectively navigate the new opportunities emerging across Eurasia’s complex landscape. Our network of partners, analysts, and associates has rich knowledge and insight into many regional markets, allowing us to customize the Belt & Road Heat Map to client needs.

FutureMap has constructed a custom database of more than 100 quantitative indicators covering fiscal, monetary, trade, investment, social, and sectoral data at the national, provincial, and city level. We combine advanced statistical methods with qualitative analysis of the geopolitical and market environment to provide a detailed understanding of opportunities in financial markets and privatization, infrastructure and high-growth sectors, and how to approach them at the firm level. We also deliver rich data visualization of economic forecasts, infrastructure networks, and other cross-border flows.

The first set of BRI Heat Map reports focuses on the following geographic clusters and countries:

  • Central Asia: Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan

  • Southeast Asia: Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Bangladesh

  • West Asia/GCC: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman

  • Mediterranean: Israel, Turkey, Grece, Italy

 Reports can be purchased either individually or as a set, and will be updated to meet client requirements. The FutureMap team can also deliver bespoke briefings to develop scenarios and strategies suited to client needs.