Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Agreement Act
(a) on the Bank`s website (www.aiibank.org); or former World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that infrastructure needs in developing countries are important, so the activities of the new organizations would be welcome.  Several other European countries – including Germany, France and Italy – followed the UK`s decision to join the AIIB in March.  Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said: “We want to bring our long experience with international financial institutions to the creation of the new bank by setting high standards and helping the Bank to establish an international reputation.”  In March 2015, the South Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced its intention to join the AIIB, underscoring its potential to help South Korean companies acquire activities on infrastructure projects and increase South Korea`s influence in the international banking sector as a founding member.  States could express interest in becoming potential founding members by March 31, 2015. The statutes form the legal basis of the Bank. 57 potential founding members (PFMs) covered by Schedule A of the agreement can sign and ratify the articles and thus become members of the Bank. Other States Parties to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or the Asian Development Bank may become members after the Bank approves their membership.  The bank`s authorized capital is $100 billion, divided into 1 million shares of $100,000 each. Twenty percent are shares filed (and therefore must be transferred to the bank), and 80 percent are accessible shares.  The allocated shares are based on the size of the economy of each member country (calculated using nominal GDP (60%) and PPP GDP (40%), whether an Asian or non-Asian member, and the number of shares determines the share of capital allowed in the bank.
    Among the future founding members, three States decided not to subscribe to all the shares awarded: Malaysia, Portugal and Singapore, resulting in 98% of the available shares that were to be subscribed.  In early March 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, George Osborne, announced that the United Kingdom had decided to apply for membership of the Bank, making it the third Western country to do so, after Luxembourg and New Zealand.  The announcement was criticized by the U.S. administration of Obama. A U.S. government official told the Financial Times: “We are cautious about China`s trend towards permanent adaptation, which is not the best way to engage an emerging power.” The official added that the British decision was taken after “no consultation with the United States.”  The United Kingdom then reported that the issue had been debated for several months between Chancellor Osborne and US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. It was also argued that membership in the Bank as a founding member would enable the UK to influence the development of the institute. By promoting Chinese investment in the next generation of nuclear power plants, Mr Osborne announced that “the City of London will become the basis of the first clearing house for the yuan outside Asia.”  (a) to ratify, approve or approve the articles of the agreement creating the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (in this law referred to as the “agreement” or “bank”), which was signed by Sri Lanka and is on the list of that law; and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank that aims to improve economic and social performance in Asia.
 The Bank currently has 103 members and 21 potential members from around the world.  The Bank began operations after the agreement came into force on 25 December 2015, following the conclusion of ratification agreements concluded by ten Member States, which held a total of 50% of the first subscription of the authorized capital stock.  The Institute of the Asian Development Bank published a report in 2010 which stated that the region should invest $8 trillion