BRICS group of emerging powers launched a $50 billion development bank on Tuesday.
FORTALEZA, Brazil: The BRICS group of emerging powers launched a $50 billion development bank on Tuesday to be based in Shanghai and a $100 billion crisis contingency fund, according to a joint declaration.
The new development bank’s first president will be from India while the board’s chairman will be Brazilian, according to the declaration released at a summit in Fortaleza, Brazil.
The bank will have an initial subscribed capital of $50 billion followed by an authorized capital of $100 billion, equally shared among Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa.
The bank and fund are seen as counterweights to the Western-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund, which BRICS nations say need more reform to give emerging nations more voting rights.