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AIIB remains an unknown quantity

As the Beijing-based bank readies its Articles of Agreement for signing, relatively little is known about what it will actually do, or where its main theatre of operations will be

Camels awaiting riders along the Silk Road, in the Turpan region east of Urumqi. To what extent the AIIB might share with the Silk Road Fund the role of financing infrastructure across the vast Eurasian continent is unclear.


FORMER British prime minister and statesman the late Winston Churchill once referred to Russia as a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma". Today, the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) shares some of those same characteristics as an unknown quantity. Is...

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