BRICS leaders (from left): India Prime minister Manmohan Singh, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. Leaders from the BRICS group of emerging powers failed to launch a much-anticipated new development bank to rival Western-dominated institutions like the World Bank. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
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BRICS bank will be a recipe either for moral hazard or redundance

The proposed lender of funds to promote growth in the emerging world sounds like a great idea at first, but we have seen the concept fail before

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BRICS leaders (from left): India Prime minister Manmohan Singh, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. Leaders from the BRICS group of emerging powers failed to launch a much-anticipated new development bank to rival Western-dominated institutions like the World Bank. Photo: AFP
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