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BRICS Opinion

Nikhil Dey

India’s Looming Land Wars

India's future will be determined by the changing relationship between farmers, corporations, and the government, as an amended law is used and abused across India, writes Dey.


Rachit Ranjan

Renaissance of The Indo-US Nuclear Deal

The nuclear deal as being discussed currently will only be a temporary solution to an otherwise complex scenario, writes Ranjan.


Dr. Haifeng HUANG & Di Wu

China’s Economic Transition: The “New Normal” is here to stay

China is witnessing a marked but smooth and controlled slowdown, write two Chinese scholars.


Chen Weihua

US-Cuba detente: Time for Americans to wake up from Cold War

The thaw in US-Cuba ties must not signal the beginning of a race for geopolitical clout, writes a Chinese commentator.


Sudhi Ranjan Sen

Does an alliance with Japan and the US serve India?

India in sore need of Chinese investment and joining an anti-Beijing coalition does not make much sense, writes Sen.

BRICS News

Russia says EU extension of sanctions “narrow-minded”

Russia says EU extension of sanctions “narrow-minded”

The Russian envoy said the EU’s mechanism to arrive at the decision to extend sanctions was “vague”.

Chinese envoy first to meet new Indian top diplomat

Chinese envoy first to meet new Indian top diplomat

Jaishankar has previously been ambassador to China and Singapore.

China circumspect on Eurozone’s quantitative easing

China circumspect on Eurozone’s quantitative easing

EU is China's largest trade partner, the largest source of import and the second largest export market.

China, Russia, India FMs to meet in Beijing on Monday

China, Russia, India FMs to meet in Beijing on Monday

The three Foreign Minister’s will discuss India’s bid to join the Russia-China-led security bloc, the SCO.

China’s yuan 5th most used payment currency: SWIFT

China’s yuan 5th most used payment currency: SWIFT

The value of cross-border deals settled in the Chinese currency, yuan, more than doubled in 2014.

Russia arms exports topped $15 bn in 2014

Russia arms exports topped $15 bn in 2014

Russian-made weapons are supplied to 66 countries.

In-Depth

Markets hit by oil price glut

The most popular theory is that Saudi Arabia fears the US growing shale oil industry and is trying to weaken it.




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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

A worrisome year ahead for the Eurozone

A worrisome year ahead for the Eurozone

A political crisis in Greece coupled with European deflation and recession could force the Central Bank's hand.

BRICS Social

Russian drama Leviathan wins best foreign language film at Golden Globes

Russian drama Leviathan wins best foreign language film at Golden Globes

“Leviathan” is a compelling tragic drama of corruption and intimidation set in contemporary Russia.

South Africans pay tributes to Madiba a year after

South Africans pay tributes to Madiba a year after

Mandela died aged 95 on December 5 last year.

BRICS Business

China circumspect on Eurozone’s quantitative easing

China circumspect on Eurozone’s quantitative easing

EU is China's largest trade partner, the largest source of import and the second largest export market.

China’s yuan 5th most used payment currency: SWIFT

China’s yuan 5th most used payment currency: SWIFT

The value of cross-border deals settled in the Chinese currency, yuan, more than doubled in 2014.

China industrial profits up 3.3% in 2014

China industrial profits up 3.3% in 2014

The growth rate was 8.9 percentage points lower than that of 2013, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

World News

Greece: Syriza says win sends message to European Union

The leftist party's win will rattle nerves in the EU as it promises to renegotiate its Eurozone financial promises.

Global markets in speculation frenzy ahead of ECB meet

The question that global markets are now waiting to have answered is how much bonds the ECB will buy and for how long.

ISIL threatens to execute Japanese hostages

The UN says that ISIL has executed "scores" of people in Iraq and Syria in the past few weeks.

More countries join fight against Boko Haram

Cameroon President Paul Biya appealed to African allies to join the fight against Boko Haram.

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?