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Common ground in short supply as China hosts BRICS summit

Members' priorities are divergent with their far-flung and vastly different political and economic systems

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Mr Xi with Brazilian President Michel Temer at a welcome ceremony in Beijing on Sept 1. Analysts say BRICS achievements to date are largely limited to low-hanging fruit on institutional cooperation.

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THE five BRICS nations hold their annual summit in China on Monday under the shadow of a Sino-Indian border spat and growing questions about the grouping's relevance.

BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - was formed to allow the biggest emerging economies

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