BRICS nations discuss joint cooperation on health issues

BRICS countries Thursday discussed thematic areas of joint cooperation to tackle common health issues before finalising a joint action plan.

BRICS development bank favoured to boost trade

With 40 percent of the world market driven by emerging economies in the BRICS nations, including India, there is need for financial cooperation in the five-nation bloc and setting up of a common development bank, experts said Wednesday.

Trade volume among BRICS nations up six-fold

The gross trade volume between China and other four members of the grouping rose by 37.6 percent year-on-year to USD 282.8 billion last year, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Chao said.

Trade among BRICS countries touches $282 bn in 2011: China

The BRICS members agreed to cooperate more closely on fighting trade protectionism and promoting fair trade.