Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Sept. 10

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil is banking on China to remain as its leading partner when the South American country undertakes economic reforms to spur growth, Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Monday.

"We are making the reforms needed so that Brazil can again see a new economic cycle, and we are counting on China as a partner along this path," Mourao told participants at an annual gathering of the Brazil-China Business Council in Sao Paulo. (Brazil-China-Economy)

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WASHINGTON -- If the world's two largest economies can work together "cooperatively and productively" on trade, it will benefit themselves and the whole world, said International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Gita Gopinath, stressing that imposing tariffs is "counterproductive."

In a recent interview with Xinhua, Gopinath said global growth is "sluggish" with many downside risks, citing the prospect of trade tensions as one of the factors to weigh down a precarious global recovery in 2020. (IMF-U.S.-China-Trade)

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NEW DELHI -- The Sixth China-India Strategic Economic Dialogue and the China-India Economic Cooperation Forum were held here on Monday, with both sides exchanging views on macroeconomic policies and reaching consensus in pragmatic cooperation.

During the dialogue, China and India reviewed the progress of the working groups and exchanged views on the macroeconomic situation and bilateral pragmatic cooperation between the two countries and reached broad consensus. (India-China-Dialogue)

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ROME -- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte entered the home stretch Monday of his effort to be formally installed as the head of his second consecutive government, promising a "more respectful" and more pro-European government.

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Italy's parliament, on Monday voted comfortably to support Conte's government by a majority of 343 votes in favor and 263 against. Before it can be formally installed, Conte and his list of ministers must win a similar vote in the Senate Tuesday. (Italy-Gov't-Confidence Votes) Enditem

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