Russia’s stance on an individual BRICS Grain exchange gains traction

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President Putin’s proposal for a BRICS grain exchange, aimed at direct purchases from producers, is gaining support, particularly for the October BRICS summit in Kazan, Russia. This exchange could significantly impact global grain markets, as it includes major wheat producers and exporters like China, India, and Russia, along with other countries such as Egypt and the UAE. The initiative seeks to reduce volatility and increase market transparency, moving away from traditional exchanges dominated by speculators. The digital marketplace would be open to non-BRICS nations and does not aim to exclude the dollar but emphasizes the option for ruble conversions. Despite geopolitical challenges, Russia’s grain exports continue robustly, with a diversified market base and direct negotiations enhancing trade relations.

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