Investors face uncertainty in South Africa as the country's infrastructure is in poor condition. Aging power plants and the collapse of a temporary bridge highlight the country's problems.
Strict laws, high taxes: Africa's governments are looking more closely at foreign mining companies. In future, more locals will benefit from the extraction of raw materials. But the strategies are controversial.
Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder has been voted head of the board of Rosneft, as the oil giant seeks to boost its business in Germany. Other Russian firms are also investing in the country, despite the sanctions.
An annual BRICS summit in China has kicked off with the emerging market bloc in need of direction. The five members are divided as they face political and economic troubles.
When the leaders of the world's most important and influential emerging economies meet, it's certain to grab global spotlight. But divisions and distrust among them make it hard to agree on common goals and interests.
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