Group of five nations plans to welcome six more in January.
A new era for BRICS nations has begun. The five members of the bloc have agreed to invite six new ones.
And they are planning new currency arrangements aimed at reducing reliance on the US dollar.
So can BRICS really shake up the world’s political and economic architecture?
Presenter: Nick Clark
Berlin – Ben Aris, founder and editor-in-chief, BNE IntelliNews, a business media company focusing on emerging markets
Johannesburg – Arina Muresan, senior researcher, Institute for Global Dialogue, and South African foreign policy specialist
Beijing – Einar Tangen, China affairs analyst and senior fellow, Taihe Institute