BRICS News Digest for the previous week



BRICS News Digest for the previous week

We tell you what happened in the five countries during the week

Nicaragua announces its intention to join BRICS

The group’s expansion is part of its plan to increase its influence on the global stage

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has declared his country’s interest in joining BRICS, a group of emerging economies led by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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Use of local currencies to speed up trade and reduce costs in BRICS

This was stated by the Brazilian Foreign Minister

The use of local currencies in trade relations between BRICS countries will accelerate trade and reduce international costs. 

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1,000 educational institutions to join the BRICS unified scientific and educational system

Eurasian International University signed a protocol on cooperation in the field of education

The document on the creation of the BRICS scientific and educational system was assured by Purnima Anand, President of the BRICS International Forum, and Konstantin Klimenko, Rector of the Eurasian University,

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7 September – Brazil’s Independence Day

We tell you when, from whom and how the country gained its independence

Every year on 7 September Brazil celebrates Independence Day – a bank holiday, which this year celebrates its 201st anniversary. It is an official non-working day throughout the country. In this material we tell you when and how Brazil gained its independence.

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Russia is one of the largest grain suppliers to Brazil

Argentina remains the leader in grain sales to Brazil

Russia has become one of the five largest grain suppliers to Brazil, having sold $105.8 million worth of grain in the first seven months of this year, as reported by Sputnik.

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Jaishankar and Lavrov discuss current issues of India-Russia cooperation

The foreign ministers met on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit

Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Jakarta on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit (EAS) on Wednesday, 6 September. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed topical issues of the East Asia Summit and G20.

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China has a new bureau

It is intended to increase the confidence of the private sector and help solve economic problems

China has established the Office of Private Economy Development. The new agency will develop and coordinate policy in the field of entrepreneurship development in the country.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa summarises the results of the BRICS Summit

The BRICS summit adopted a number of decisions aimed at continuing the struggle for a fairer and more inclusive world order

Just over a week ago, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa concluded the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called the event historic.

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Venezuela’s vice president meets with the head of the BRICS Bank in China

The visit to the NDB headquarters is part of Rodriguez’s working tour of China

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez held a meeting in Shanghai with Dilma Rousseff, president of the New Development Bank of BRICS (NDB).

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