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China’s Xi intends to meet Putin at BRICS Summit

Source: Sputnik Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said that Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to hold a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the upcoming BRICS summit in Goa. Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to hold a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines ...

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BRICS to set up Research Centre for greater agriculture cooperation

Source: Russia and India Report The five priority areas of cooperation in the BRICS Action Plan for 2012-16, were at the top of agenda of the Agriculture Ministers meeting. Agriculture ministers of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Arica) unanimously agreed to establish an Agricultural Research Centre to develop ...

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Steel overcapacity crisis – from Europe to China

Source: euobserver, by Dr Dan Steinbock The current debate about China’s steel overcapacity may ignore the lessons of the postwar steel crisis in the US and Europe. Steel has featured prominently on the European agenda for a while now. Last February, thousands of demonstrators protested against Chinese dumping of steel, which ...

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BRICS commit to global growth, stability

Source: The BRICS Post Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has praised fellow BRICS member nations for their combined efforts to push for a political solution to the Syrian Civil War but urged the bloc to work diligently to preserve world peace and help promote global growth. Speaking following a meeting ...

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Goa BRICS summit: Top leaders of 11 countries to participate

Source: The Indian Express The BRICS summit that will start on October 15 and will end the next day, following which there will be a retreat, in which BIMSTEC countries will take part. Top leaders of 11 countries, including the heads of BRICS nations would take part in the eighth ...

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Greece is China’s most reliable EU friend, says President Xi Jinping

SOURCE: Greek Reporter Greece is an important strategic partner and China’s most reliable friend in the European Union, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday. The Chinese president made the statement during his meeting in Beijing with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is on a five-day official visit to ...

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China and the Deindustrialization of the European Union

SOURCE: Global Research China and Europe need to work together, as historically it has been proven that this is the right course to follow. Debate over granting of MES [market economic status] to China goes beyond trade policy and is mostly about Europe’s lack of competitiveness, writes Luigi Gambardella.  In ...

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China state planner on UK investment after Brexit: “Wait and see”

SOURCE: The BRICS Post Chinese companies may want to “wait and see” the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union before they invest in the country, Xu Shaoshi, the head of China’s top economic planner said on Sunday, according to Reuters. However, the impact of the referendum on China’s ...

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Russia: Brexit unlikely to affect EU sanctions

SOURCE: euobserver Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that the UK vote to leave the EU is unlikely to impact Europe’s decision to prolong sanctions on Russia. The sanctions are to be renewed before 31 July pending parliamentary approval in France, Swede and the UK. “This [sanctions] process is discussed ...

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Brexit: Britain in or out of Europe, India has money riding

SOURCE: Hindustantimes Indian businesses and policymakers are worried over UK’s vote on whether to quit the European Union (EU), as a decision to pull out may mean a realigning of many companies’ operations, although the exact impact on India’s real economy is anybody’s guess. Britain is set to take a ...

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Markets rise as Brexit fears subside

Source: The BRICS Post Fears of a ‘Brexit’ – or Britain voting in Thursday’s referendum to leave the European Union – appear to have subsided in recent days as Asian markets get a leg up following polls in the UK which indicated that most would vote to stay in the ...

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EU should phase out sanctions against Russia: German FM

SOURCE: THE BRICS POST On Sunday, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he wants the EU to gradually phase out sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. “Sanctions are not an end in themselves. They should rather give incentives for a change in behaviour,” he told the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland, ...

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Renzi and Juncker send ‘poor message’ on Russia

SOURCE: EUOBSERVER The presence of the Italian PM, the European Commission head and dozens of European and American CEOs at a business forum in St Petersburg shows that the Western blockade of Russia is dissolving, Russian media and diplomats have said. Italy’s Matteo Renzi and the commission’s Jean-Claude Juncker will ...

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Europe should overcome Brussels’ restraints, form new Union with Russia, UK

Source: Sputnik “It is high time that Europe overcame the limits set by Brussels and Germany and created a new union stretching from Britain to Russia, according to Italian journalist and professor of sociology Francesco Alberoni. In an article published by the newspaper Il Giornale, Italian journalist and professor of sociology Francesco ...

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India set to retain fastest growing economy tag

India probably gathered momentum to hold its ranking as the world’s fastest growing large economy in the quarter through March, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi more to celebrate after completing two years in office last week. Modi swept to power promising to revitalize Asia’s third-largest economy and, despite a dearth ...

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