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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Comings and Goings

iStock_000018278465_FullThe last few weeks have been busy for developments on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (“AIIB”), a project spearheaded by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), that is expected to provide loans for infrastructure development in Asia. The PRC has accused the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, both common institutional investors in developing countries and based in Washington, D.C., of being overly exposed to Western influences and attaching too many conditions to the loans they issue. With an active AIIB, we would expect to see new opportunities created in underdeveloped areas that have, until now, had limited access to credit for ambitious projects. In recent news:

The effects of these membership choices remain to be seen, but many of the prospective founding members will be candidates for management positions within the AIIB. Such positions could have significant impacts on which infrastructure projects are funded first and on what terms.

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