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But a state statistics report from Rosstat showed that recovery may come later in 2017 than previously thought.
This has been the worst railway disaster in 17 years.
The BRICS Bank is also working to further develop a project pipeline in all member countries.
Many countries are now likely to eye a China-led Asia-Pacific trade initiative, such RCEP.
The rise came as growth surged in seven major economies including the US, European Union, Britain, Japan, Italy, France and Germany.
There is general consensus that the GSOMIA will benefit the US, which has been trying to pivot its energies and focus to Asia.
The Asia-Pacific region is grappling with fragmentation of regional economic cooperation, says Xi Jinping.
The UNSC extended OPCW's mandate to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria for another year.
The Philippine president praised Putin for his leadership skills.
Taking a dig at Obama's TPP, China's President said a "closed and exclusive" trade deal is counter-productive.