Beijing, China, March 23, 2017
AIIB Welcomes New Prospective Members
Bank approves 13 new applicants; Expands membership to 70
Today, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced that its Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving 13 applicants to join the Bank, bringing the Bank’s total approved membership to 70. This is the first time AIIB has welcomed new prospective members to the Bank since its inception. The approved applicants include five regional and eight non-regional prospective members.
The approved applicants are as follows:
|Regional Prospective Members||Non-Regional Prospective Members|
|Hong Kong, China||Hungary|
|Repubic of Sudan|
“The interest in joining AIIB from around the world affirms the rapid progress we have made to establish the Bank as an international institution," said Jin Liqun, President, AIIB. “I am very proud that AIIB now has members from almost every continent, and we anticipate further applications being considered by our Board of Governors later this year.”
The 13 prospective members will officially join AIIB once they complete the required domestic processes and deposit the first installment of capital with the Bank. The shares allocated to the new prospective members come from the Bank’s existing pool of unallocated shares.
At its launch in January 2016, there were 57 signatories to AIIB’s Articles of Agreement. The Bank expects to welcome more prospective members throughout the year.
AIIB is a new multilateral financial institution founded to bring countries together to address the daunting infrastructure needs across Asia. Headquartered in Beijing, AIIB’s mission is to improve economic and social development in Asia by investing in high quality, financially viable and environmentally friendly infrastructure projects.
Beijing, July 18, 2017
AIIB Receives Third Triple-A Credit Rating
S&P Global Ratings ("S&P") announced it has assigned the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) its highest possible rating and a stable outlook. According to its press release, S&P has provided its 'AAA/A-1+' long- and short-term issuer credit ratings to AIIB.READ MORE
Beijing, July 13, 2017
AIIB Receives Second Triple-A Credit Rating
Fitch Ratings ("Fitch") announced it has assigned the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) its highest possible rating and a stable outlook. According to its press release, Fitch has provided AIIB with a long-term issuer default rating of ‘AAA’ and a short-term issuer default rating of ‘F1+’.READ MORE
Beijing, July 05, 2017
Millions of Villagers in Gujarat, India to Benefit from New Investment
Yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved a loan of US$329 million to build access roads to approximately 4,000 villages in all 33 districts of Gujarat, India. Insufficient road connectivity into these villages limits their ability to access healthcare services, bring their goods to market and access transportation for their children to attend school. This project will construct and upgrade district and farm-to-market roads for the villagers and provide approaches to educational institutions, schools and hospitals. The upgraded road access is expected to have a positive impact on women and girls by improving school attendance rates for girls who currently drop out of school due to a lack of access to all weather roads.READ MORE