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Sa Citrus Exporters Look To Brics

Sa Citrus Exporters Look To Brics

The government has made a commitment to help South Africa’s citrus farmers forge trade links with the country’s BRICS partners, particularly, China and India, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said at the weekend. Joemat-Pettersson was speaking after a meeting with the Citrus Growers’ Association and AgriSA in Johannesburg …

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African Infrastructure Invite For Brics

African Infrastructure Invite For Brics

South Africa President Jacob Zuma has invited businesses from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries to partner with Africa in its drive to develop the continent’s infrastructure. Addressing the first meeting of the BRICS Business Council in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Zuma noted that South Africa, as …

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Brics Business To Grow Partnerships

Brics Business To Grow Partnerships

The BRICS Business Council has committed to working together to advance development in the member countries of the grouping. In a joint statement following the first BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Business Council meeting in Johannesburg on Tuesday, the council agreed to promote public-private partnerships among the …

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Global Economy: Sa Calls For Prudence

Global Economy: Sa Calls For Prudence

South Africa has joined a call by developing countries for more carefully considered global collective action in response to the economic crisis, ahead of its participation at a G20 leaders’ summit in Russia later this week. The country has also called for more inclusive and representative governance arrangements in the …

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Brics To Set Up $100BN Reserve Fund

Brics To Set Up $100BN Reserve Fund

The leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group of influential emerging economies have agreed to create a US$100-billion pool of currency reserves to serve as a buffer against financial shocks. South Africa, being the smallest of the five economies, will contribute $5-billion (R51-billion) to the …

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New Brics Reserve Pool To Fight Currency Shocks

New Brics Reserve Pool To Fight Currency Shocks

  The informal grouping of emerging economies moved a step closer to consolidating the group’s economic power by agreeing to set up a currency reserve fund and capitalising a new development bank. “The initiative to establish a BRICS currency reserve pool is in its final stages,” Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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Brics Cooperatives To Gather In Cape Town

Brics Cooperatives To Gather In Cape Town

Cooperatives leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) will gather in Cape Town for the third BRICS Cooperatives Meeting that will take place at the International Convention Centre from 26-27 October 2013. The Meeting will be hosted by the South African National Apex Cooperative (SANACO) in partnership …

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Brics Crucial To Dealing With Global Food Crisis

Brics Crucial To Dealing With Global Food Crisis

Pretoria – BRICS is an important grouping to deal with the global food crisis, promote global economic recovery as well as play a crucial role in global initiatives for food security. This is according to a joint declaration of the 3rd BRICS Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development, who met …

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Brics Education Ministers Discuss Knowledge Exchanges

Brics Education Ministers Discuss Knowledge Exchanges

Pretoria – Strengthening collaboration between BRICS universities, partnerships and knowledge exchanges formed part of the issues discussed at a meeting of the BRICS Education ministers. Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande hosted the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) meeting in Paris, France, on Tuesday, on the …

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Brics Nations Commit To Knowledge Sharing

Brics Nations Commit To Knowledge Sharing

Pretoria – Members of the BRICS Think Tanks Council (BTTC) have agreed to establish a databank that will help the bloc of emerging national economies to share knowledge across a wide range of fields. This emerged after the BTTC’s two-day meeting concluded on Tuesday. Speaking at the meeting, held near …

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