Saturday, August 16, 2014

So .... what's been happening in the BRICS' world

Positive stuff all around because the BRICS' leaders  believe in creating opportunities for their citizens in order to make them economically self-sufficient so they won't have to rely on the government tits for their feed.  Just old-fashioned ideas, ya know?

New leader of India is all about improving lives and economy:
On India’s 68th Independence Day,  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India needs to be transformed into a manufacturing hub.

“I invite our youth involved in manufacturing to ensure that all over the world, products say ‘Made in India’. Why should we have to import things when we have such capable young citizens? Out of all the things we import, I will ensure that we start making at least one of those in India,” said the Prime Minister....

.....During his maiden Independence Day speech, Modi announced an initiative to improve access to financial services for all Indians including the poorest. Two-fifths of Indians lack a bank account.....

Brazil's exports are shining brighter than ever before.
BRICS gain from Russia ban on EU, US food imports  
Following the near total food imports ban imposed by Russia on the US and certain EU nations, BRICS exports to Russia are growing substantially, new data revealed.
After 90 new meat plants in Brazil were recently approved to send beef, chicken and pork to Russia, Brazilian meat exports to the country has soared.
Brazil’s Association of Meat Exporters said on Tuesday that beef exports rose 19 per cent in July to $692 million over the same period last year. Exports to Russia rose 113 per cent to $181 million last month, compared to July 2013.
The volume of meat exports to Russia also surged, rising 78.9 per cent during the month to 41,000 tonnes.......

Russia and China combine their know-how to fight terrorism
In a new boost  to strategic ties between the two allies, Russian troops have reached the site of a joint anti-terror drill in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Chinese military said in a statement on Saturday.
The 800-strong Russian army echelon will now join their counterparts from other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), including China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Over 7,000 Chinese, Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Tajik troops are participating in the drills this year.
Moscow is also sending 12 aircrafts that will cover 1,600 km to touch down in China on Sunday to participate in the upcoming drills from August 24-29 at the Zhurihe training base.......

South Africa pledges $1 M to combat Ebola in neighbouring states and continues flying to and from the Ebola-hit nations. 
South African Airways (SAA) has said the airlines will continue to operate flights to and from Ebola-hit West Africa even as the death toll from the outbreak reached 1013. The African Union has pledged $1 million to help fight the disease.
The decision is consistent with the position adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said.

The Emergency Committee of WHO on the Ebola outbreak in a meeting in Geneva from 6 – 7 August said there “should be no general ban on international travel or trade” to that region.

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