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BRICS Opinion

Lode Vanoost

EU and Russia: No option but peace and coexistence

Closer EU-Russia relations would create a nightmare scenario for the Washington elite, writes a former Belgian lawmaker.


Ernesto Lozardo

A new economic blueprint for Brazil’s Rousseff

During the President's 2nd term in office she has to manage a painful but realistic reversal in policy, writes a Brazilian economist.


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.

BRICS News

‘BRICS shield against isolation of Russia’

‘BRICS shield against isolation of Russia’

Russia is slated to host the 7th BRICS Summit later this summer.

China parliament convenes, sets 2015 growth target at 7%

China parliament convenes, sets 2015 growth target at 7%

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliament is the most powerful organ of state.

China to raise defense budget by 10% in 2015

China to raise defense budget by 10% in 2015

US defense spending still accounts for nearly 40 per cent of the global total.

India cuts key lending rates

India cuts key lending rates

The Central Bank will aim to lower inflation to 6 per cent by January 2016.

Reforms, foreign policy on agenda of China’s “twin sessions” this week

Reforms, foreign policy on agenda of China’s “twin sessions” this week

China's fiscal and monetary policies in 2015 amid slowing growth will be discussed by the country’s lawmakers this week.

India announces inflation rate targeting

India announces inflation rate targeting

The Central Bank will aim to lower inflation to 6% by Jan 2016 and further to around 4% by March

In-Depth

Iraq's minorities face annihilation - rights groups

Minorities in Iraq have been targeted by ISIL in a systematic strategy to remove them permanently from large areas of Iraq, human rights have said.




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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

40-day Spring Festival travel season begins in China

40-day Spring Festival travel season begins in China

The official spring festival is known for ancestor worship and family reunion dinners.

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.

BRICS Business

India cuts key lending rates

India cuts key lending rates

The Central Bank will aim to lower inflation to 6 per cent by January 2016.

India announces inflation rate targeting

India announces inflation rate targeting

The Central Bank will aim to lower inflation to 6% by Jan 2016 and further to around 4% by March next

China manufacturing output rises slightly in Feb

China manufacturing output rises slightly in Feb

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index remained in negative territory.

World News

Kerry in Saudi amid Congress debate on Iran

"A bad deal," Netanyahu said of the agreement Kerry - and the P5+1 - had been trying to reach with Iran.

Iraq launches anti-ISIL offensive

The Iraqi military says it has "liberated" a number of villages 22km south of Tikrit.

Stimulus plan begins in Eurozone

The QE stimulus has the ECB buying back 60 billion euros ($68 billion) every month until the program terminates in September 2016.

Iraq’s minorities face annihilation – rights groups

Minorities in Iraq have been targeted by ISIL in a systematic strategy to remove them permanently from large areas of Iraq, human rights have said.

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?