Friday, September 29, 2023



BRICS meet draws global interest: 14-year trade grouping discusses expansion

JOHANNASBURG, AUGUST 23: The leaders from the 5-member group of nations known as BRICS ~ Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa ~ began a 3-day summit in Johannesburg on Tuesday, where they are discussing expanding the club that harbours ambitions of becoming a geopolitical alternative to Western-led forums like the Group of 7. The latest gathering of leaders has garnered a level of international interest rarely seen since the group was first formed 14 years ago. A trade war between Beijing and Washington and Russia's invasion of Ukraine have...