Australia Says it Will Become 6th Largest Shareholder in Chinese-led Asian Regional Bank

Australia says it will become a founding member of a Chinese-led Asian regional bank and its sixth largest shareholder.
A government statement said on Wednesday that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank presented Australia with great opportunities to work with its neighbors and largest trading partner, China, to drive economic growth and jobs.
The bank is expected to be operating by the end of the year.
The statement says Australia will contribute around 930 million Australian dollars ($720 million) as paid-in capital to the AIIB over five years and will be the sixth largest shareholder.