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BRICS dreams fade as trade spats, tensions cloud meeting

Instead of hoped-for increasing integration, the BRICS club remains loose and divided

LOST SPIRIT: (From left) Russia's President Vladimir Putin, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazil's former president Dilma Rousseff, China's President Xi Jinping and South Africa's President Jacob Zuma at the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, in July 2014.


TRADE ministers of the BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will meet in Shanghai next week under the shadow of rising trade spats and border tensions between the group's Asian members. The meeting precedes the annual leaders' summit in September and...

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