BRICS News Digest for the previous week
We tell you what happened in the five countries during the week
Modi expresses India’s readiness to contribute to the goals of the Russian BRICS chairmanship
The Indian Prime Minister mentioned this during his telephone conversation with the Russian President
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 15 January.
Russia for the first time becomes one of the top five suppliers of products to Brazil
In 2023 the growth of imports of Russian goods reached record levels
In 2023 Brazil recorded a significant growth in imports of Russian products. It reached a record 10 billion US dollars.
Ethics in the field of AI is on the agenda of Russia’s BRICS chairmanship
The President has instructed the government and the Russian Foreign Ministry to include this topic in the agenda of Russia’s BRICS chairmanship
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed to include issues related to ethical standards in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in the agenda of Russia’s BRICS chairmanship this year.
China’s economy grew up by 5.2 per cent in 2023
Premier Li Qiang made the announcement at the World Economic Forum
Chinese Premier Li Qiang has assured the world that China’s economy will grow steadily thanks to a solid and reliable industrial base and factors of production.
Egypt’s Minister of Finance met with the Deputy President of the BRICS New Development Bank
They discussed co-operation in the fields of clean energy, transport and environmental protection
Finance Minister Mohamed Maait held a meeting with Vladimir Kazbekov, Deputy President of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), and his accompanying delegation.
India and Iran discussed expanding relations within BRICS and SCO frameworks
The foreign ministers of the two countries held a meeting
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian visited his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Tehran on Monday, 15 January.
South African hauliers will switch to electric and gas-powered trucks
They will be used mainly for urban routes, intra-city and regional deliveries
The year 2024 is expected to be the start of a new era for trucking in South Africa with switching from internal combustion engines fuelled by diesel to electric and gas engines.
UAE banking sector shows resilience in the face of global challenges
Customer confidence in the banking sector in UAE is on the rise
Jamal Saleh, Director General of the UAE Banks Federation (UBF), emphasised the resilience of the UAE banking sector in the face of global challenges.