Brics Set to Launch Development Bank

The Brics grouping comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have decided that Shanghai, China would be the city in which their new development bank will be based - this as Brazil takes over as chair of the organisation.

Shanghai Skyline, China.

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  • South Africa:  As Winds of Change Blow, South America Builds Its House With Brics

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  • Africa:  Brics Forges Ahead With Two New Power Drivers - India and China

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  • Africa:  South Africa to Host Africa Branch of Brics Bank, 16 July 2014

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  • Africa:  Africa Hopes for Infrastructure Aid From New Brics Bank

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  • South Africa:  South Africa Hands Brics Baton to Brazil, 15 July 2014

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  • Africa:  The New Brics Bank Should Offer a New Vision for Development, Not More of the Same

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  • South Africa:  SA Lobbying for Brics Bank Location, 11 July 2014

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