Brazil's economy has stalled in the last few years, despite huge investment in the upcoming World Cup. Its GDP has shrunk from a hefty 7.5 percent in 2010 to just under 1 percent in 2012.
No group of US farmers has more to lose from a trade war with China than soybean growers. But as Beijing adjusts to new trade realities, Chinese farmers also have a lot on their plates.
Diamonds and oranges: Five countries that jointly represent at least 40 per cent of the world's people and GDP discussed details of economic collaboration at the 10th BRICS summit in South Africa.
The African Union wants to introduce free trade in Africa. Some countries, like economic powerhouse Nigeria, do not share the enthusiasm for what the AU believes to be the solution for the continent’s economic ills.
Argentina and Mexico are important trading partners for Germany - all the more so as Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Latin America in search of allies against US President Donald Trump's protectionist leanings.
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