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BRICS Opinion

Alexander Nekrassov

Ukraine Crisis: Playing Russian Roulette With All The Bullets In The Cylinder

A former Kremlin advisor writes about the possible next moves in the Russia-West face-off over Ukraine.


Chen Weihua

US paranoia weakens ties with China

Washington's hostility towards China-backed projects like the Asia Infrastructure Bank and the BRICS Bank is baffling, writes Weihua.


Reetika Khera

Social welfare: India Trailing among BRICS

The pillorying of India's social welfare programs may prove counterproductive, writes Khera.


He Fan

Putting the G20 back on track

China must seek to strike a fine balance between developed and developing countries, granting a credibility to the G20 it badly needs, writes an advisor to the Chinese


Lode Vanoost

Gas shortage may not be our biggest worry

EU states likely feel the US has put them in an untenable position regarding Russia and Ukraine, former Belgian lawmaker Lode Vanoost says.

BRICS News

China, India record highest disaster displacement: IOM

China, India record highest disaster displacement: IOM

Over 86 per cent of world’s refugees were being hosted by developing countries at the end of 2013.

China monitoring ruble fall: Regulator

China monitoring ruble fall: Regulator

China's exports to Russia increased 10.5 per cent year on year and imports 2.9 per cent in the first three

India to lease 2nd Russian nuclear submarine: Reports

India to lease 2nd Russian nuclear submarine: Reports

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told visiting President Vladimir Putin last week that Russia will remain India's top defence supplier.

BRICS condemn terror attack on Pakistan school

BRICS condemn terror attack on Pakistan school

Pakistan starts three-days of state mourning on Wednesday.

China sets up new $3bn finance fund for Central and East European countries

China sets up new $3bn finance fund for Central and East European countries

At a meeting with the leaders of 16 Central and Eastern European countries (CEE) in the Serbian capital of Belgrade

Indian rupee falls to 13-month low against US dollar

Indian rupee falls to 13-month low against US dollar

Forex dealers said increased capital outflows by foreign funds weighed heavily on the rupee.

In-Depth

Has OPEC given up on regulating oil markets?

By the end of early trading on Friday, Brent crude oil was trading at just over $70.15 a barrel. West Texas benchmark (crude) oil fell to $66.




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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

Oil markets: How low is low?

Oil markets: How low is low?

The feeling among some OPEC members is that oil prices will hover around $65 a barrel until the cartel's next summit in June 2015.

BRICS Social

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.

China, India announce joint production of new film Kungfu Yoga

China, India announce joint production of new film Kungfu Yoga

Chinese cinema operators added a whopping 5,077 new cinema screens last year.

BRICS Business

China monitoring ruble fall: Regulator

China monitoring ruble fall: Regulator

China's exports to Russia increased 10.5 per cent year on year and imports 2.9 per cent in the first three quarters

China sets up new $3bn finance fund for Central and East European countries

China sets up new $3bn finance fund for Central and East European countries

At a meeting with the leaders of 16 Central and Eastern European countries (CEE) in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on

Indian rupee falls to 13-month low against US dollar

Indian rupee falls to 13-month low against US dollar

Forex dealers said increased capital outflows by foreign funds weighed heavily on the rupee.

World News

China, India record highest disaster displacement: IOM

Over 86 per cent of world’s refugees were being hosted by developing countries at the end of 2013.

World outraged at massacre of children in Pakistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the killing of the children was a loss for the world.

At least 100 children killed in Taliban ‘massacre’

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called the death toll a national tragedy and announced three days of mourning.

Indian PM condemns Sydney siege

Australian news agencies were reporting hostage numbers from 12 to 40.

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?