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Tuesday, 21st July 2015

BRICS Trade Strategy: Time for a Rethink

Source: Centre for Economic Policy Research

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At a time when each of the BRICS’ exports are falling and when only India is expected to see faster economic growth in 2015 and 2016, this report argues that the trade strategy of the BRICS should be rethought. Greater attention should be placed on the unilateral actions taken by governments that limit imports and that artificially inflate exports. The report will show that, on average, every day since the Global Crisis began the commercial interests of at least one BRICS nation have been harmed by the imposition of a foreign trade distortion. The BRICS ought to have a strong interest in discouraging and unwinding protectionism.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

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