South African mining sector faces many challenges - BRICS countries meet to strengthen economic ties - Namibian ministers resign over bribery scandal
China is the world's second-largest economy and is fast catching up on the US amid a trade war, while Russia is, well, still Russia. So, as the BRICS meet up, we ask what is the point of this oddly divergent group.
The BRICS nations are in agreement on one thing — their increasing opposition to the US. Yet they have developed in different ways and at times pursue divergent interests.
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have a series of ambitious plans for the meeting in Johannesburg.
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.
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