Modi hosts BRICS leaders amid bloc's economic woes

(From left) Brazilian President Michel Temer, Chinese President Xi Jingping, Indian PM Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African President Jacob Zuma in Goa on October 15, 2016Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host leaders of the BRICS emerging powers on Sunday at a summit seeking to boost trade ties and help overcome the bloc’s economic woes. Modi and the other leaders of the BRICS club of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa donned traditional Nehru jackets for a group photograph on Saturday night, before enjoying a closed-door dinner. “We hope that when the BRICS discussion happens tomorrow, there will be discussion on how we can increase intra-BRICS trade and cooperation.

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