On Saturday China revealed the framework of the country's ambitious Silk Road Economic Belt project, designed to enhance cooperation between Asian markets, Europe and Gulf countries.
"The growth was shown first of all by the companies linked to the new Silk Road project, especially the companies dealing with the construction of the infrastructure and investment. After the plan was unveiled, a number of clients who wanted to open an account increased," Ma Baoli, a financial analyst with Beijing Securities Net, told Sputnik Monday.
Over 60 countries along the routes have shown interest in taking part in the development of the Belt and the Road, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The Chinese President also said that he hoped the annual trade between China and other Silk Road countries would exceed $2.5 trillion within a decade.
The Silk Road Economic Belt was high on the agenda of the Boao Forum For Asia, which concluded on the Chinese island of Hainan last week.
Russia was represented by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, who said Russia would cooperate with China and other countries on the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt.
According to the deputy prime minister, talks on the project will be held May and June, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Shuvalov added that the project will undoubtedly create new investment opportunities for Russia.
The Silk Road Economic Belt comprises multiple energy and infrastructure projects, including the construction of new railroads, highways and industrial parks, in the coming years.
The Silk Road project will be partially financed by China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new regional institution, which Washington fears could rival the established World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
In October 2014, 21 Asian countries, including China, India and Kazakhstan signed an agreement to establish the AIIB with a registered capital of up to $100 billion. They were later joined by a number of Europe's largest economies, including Germany, France and the United Kingdom.