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new development bank for asia
On January 16, Chinese President Xi Jinping played host to 450 politicians from across the world at the official inauguration of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). With authorised stock capital of $100bn and 57 countries signed up as founder members, the new development ban is on a mission to improve the investment environment across Asia by effecting substantial improvements to its transport, communications and utilities infrastructure.
The bank’s launch is also the latest in a series of Chinese initiatives to both extend its sphere of political influence and to meet its international obligations as an economic superpower – and to fulfil President Xi’s ambition to revive the trade routes of the old Silk Road .
one belt one road
Relaunched under the ‘One Belt One Road’ slogan in Kazakhstan two years ago, Xi’s new big idea is the creation of a trillion-dollar economic zone enveloped by a land route running from the ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an to Rotterdam via Central Asia, Tehran and Moscow to the north and a sea route from Fuzhou to Venice via Kolkotta, Colombia and the east coast of Africa to the south.
The Network has been designed to help businesses across Eurasia to forge new commercial alliances, particularly those specialising in:
- Import & Export
- Logistics, Freight & Transportation
- Finance & Investment
- Consultancy & Communication
Scheduled to launch April, basic registration is free for founder members.
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