MAP OF THE DAY: The New Silk Road

The old Silk Road was a network of trade routes that opened in the first century BCE when China’s Han Dynasty began trading with the Roman Empire through intermediary states in Central Asia.┬áTrade flourished until the latter part of the 14th century when the Mongol Empire disintegrated.

But in recent years the Silk Road has been reborn in a vast network of roads and railways which has created markets through central Asia.

A Jefferies note yesterday described the benefits that Myanmar can reap from its position in this network.

Behold the New Silk Road:


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