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Finance Minister Meirelles expects the economy will show "meaningful growth rate" by the end of 2017.
China has invested more than $50 billion in countries along the Belt and Road since proposing the initiative in 2013.
The US says tensions have come to a head and that it is working with China and other allies to pressure Pyongyang.
Investment picked up, retail sales rebounded and factory output accelerated.
In recent months, Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has invested in Russian oil giant Rosneft PJSC.
Egypt is an important partner in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative, a senior Chinese official said in Cairo.
North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol has told AP that the country "will go to war" if the US chooses to provoke it.
Earlier this week, Damascus has praised the “balanced stand” of the BRICS countries on the ongoing crisis.
Putin has said "Syria and Russia, as a common enemy, provide a wonderful platform for consolidation" to the western community.
The two countries are pursuing the establishment of a joint SA-Qatar Investment Fund in cooperation with Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund.