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BRICS Opinion

Oliver Stuenkel

As Western power diminishes, BRICS rises

The recently concluded BRICS Summit was a resounding success, writes Stuenkel.


Anthony W. Pereira

The “B” in BRICS: Beautiful or Bombastic?

Brazil's criticism of the undemocratic nature of global governance is valid, writes Dr. Pereira.


Ajai Shukla

Mr. Modi’s agenda in Brazil

The new Indian Prime Minister needs to return India to a trajectory of robust economic and military growth, writes Shukla.


Hu Shuli

China seeks to modify global governance through BRICS

It is unrealistic to expect emerging economies and developing countries like China to remain on their old development path.


Georgy Toloraya

BRICS increasingly seen as a 21st Century alternative

The BRICS New Development Bank is a promising and strategically significant undertaking, says Georgy Toloraya.

BRICS News

China, Venezuela ink 38 agreements, including oil deal

China, Venezuela ink 38 agreements, including oil deal

China has granted a $4 billion credit line to Venezuela in return for oil and other products.

‘BRICS Bank capital might not be held in US dollars’

‘BRICS Bank capital might not be held in US dollars’

South Africa's Trade Minister has said what currencies the capital will be held in will be discussed by BRICS Sherpas.

HSBC revises China growth forecast to 7.5%

HSBC revises China growth forecast to 7.5%

HSBC said in its report on Monday that China’s economic recovery has been stronger than expected.

Xi raises concerns over Gaza civilian killings

Xi raises concerns over Gaza civilian killings

The Chinese President said Beijing has always supported the "just cause of the Palestinian people".

Super Typhoon Rammasun affects 5.57 mn Chinese

Super Typhoon Rammasun affects 5.57 mn Chinese

The typhoon has killed 17 people in Southern China.

Xi on Caracas visit to boost China-Venezuela ties

Xi on Caracas visit to boost China-Venezuela ties

Xi will hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicholas Maduro on Sunday to boost ties with the Latin American ally.

In-Depth

Egypt election: El-Sissi likely to win despite dissatisfied, divided youth

Although he won popular support after the January 2011 uprising, his rival Hamdeen Sabahi is expected to lose, say most poll numbers.

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Q&A

Grateful for Russia, China support: Iraqi ambassador

Iraq has already received Sukhoi jets from Russia.

SA statistics body to aid policy linkage for provinces

The national statistics agency is aiming to provide sub-national quarterly national accounts.

Inside Track

Injuries, ‘tiredness’ ahead of World Cup kickoff

Injuries, ‘tiredness’ ahead of World Cup kickoff

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter blamed the lengthy European round of championships for the large number of injuries.

BRICS Social

Photo exhibit celebrates China-UK ties

Photo exhibit celebrates China-UK ties

Held at the home of the late former PM Edward Heath, it traces the history of rapprochement with Beijing.

China Supreme Court sets up environment tribunal

China Supreme Court sets up environment tribunal

A decades-old growth-at-all-costs economic model has spoiled much of China's water, skies and soil.

BRICS Business

China, Venezuela ink 38 agreements, including oil deal

China, Venezuela ink 38 agreements, including oil deal

China has granted a $4 billion credit line to Venezuela in return for oil and other products.

HSBC revises China growth forecast to 7.5%

HSBC revises China growth forecast to 7.5%

HSBC said in its report on Monday that China’s economic recovery has been stronger than expected.

BRICS bank not against IMF: Brazil’s President

BRICS bank not against IMF: Brazil’s President

"We don't have the slightest interest in renouncing" the IMF, Rousseff told reporters in Brasilia.

World News

Argentina seeks debt payment delay

The Argentinian petition focuses on helping Buenos Aires avoid liabilities as it reconfigures debt payment.

Xi raises concerns over Gaza civilian killings

The Chinese President said Beijing has always supported the "just cause of the Palestinian people".

Kerry heads to Egypt on Gaza crisis

Palestinian medical sources said that over 100 people were killed on Sunday, the fourth day of Israel's ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

UN Chief heads to Israel, Palestine in peace bid

More than 291 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began Operation Protective Edge to destroy homemade rocket sites.

Recent figures show that currencies in India and Brazil have fallen hard against the dollar as economists warn of a flight of foreign investments from emerging markets. Is this a threat to the BRICS's global economic momentum or will they weather it through?