UBS | We believe China and Japan will play significant roles as regional economic patrons over the next few years. We estimate the amount of patro – dollars, namely China’s outward direct investment in the ‘One Belt One Road’ regions, will exceed US$200bn in 2016 – 18.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Known as the BRICS bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) wants to become an alternative to the IMF and the World Bank. The initiative led by China adds to Beijing’s ambitious project of recovering the ancient Silk Road. So far, more than 40 countries from the five continents showed their support, proving China’s growing –and controversial– global influence.