When the soon-to-be number 1 economy in the world takes notice in a tiny little country like Ecuador, you better listen.
Chinese and Ecuadorian officials announced this week that an enormous loan of $1 billion dollars has been approved and will be given from the Chinese government to the Ecuadorian government.
The money will be used by the Ecuadorian government for governmental projects and state spending.
One stipulation was set that notes that at least 20% of the funds need to be spent on oil projects that directly benefit Chinese companies in Ecuador.
The Ecuador government is notorious world wide for simply not paying loaned money back (aka a high risk play).
Personally, I don’t think the Chinese ever expect to see their money back.
But they are certainly not stupid, I believe they are simply buying friends and leverage (aka power) for some big future plans in Ecuador.
This deal certainly was good for Ecuador, some of the funds will go directly to projects that positively impact investors, like road and bridge construction. One big plus of the current administration NO ONE can deny is that a lot of $$ has been spent in those areas and great strides have been made. Ecuador is more accessible than it was 5 years ago.
So why do you think China is investing BIG in Ecuador? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below…
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