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But PMI manufacturing data for the first two months of 2017 suggests better manufacturing production conditions.
BRICS want to protect the flexibility in TRIPS and support the UN's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines.
Agbiz expects the rate of food inflation to decrease significantly, especially from the third quarter onward.
The World Bank study showed that China is a significant player, while India and Russia are just starting.
The ICC strongly criticised the government of President Jacob Zuma for not arresting Sudanese leader Omar Bashir.
South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was in Beijing Sunday to discuss bilateral relations.
Currencies and stocks also gained in most of the tracked 26 emerging economies.
Some fear that South Africa is becoming increasingly divided.
"The country to whom our people were taken as slaves ... has decided to ban refugees," the AU chief said.
Barrow was sworn in at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal.