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BRICS Opinion

Anders Svendsen

BRICS back against the wall

The BRICS must usher in structural reforms for the Big 5 to retain their claim of being the economic powers of the future, writes Svendsen.


Webster Zambara

Ferguson killing: King, Mandela, Truth and Reconciliation

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission can be a model for the US as well, writes Zambara.


Kishore Mahbubani

Xi, Modi, Jokowi: The rise of a new triad

The new leadership in the three Asian nations are all well positioned to take important steps forward, writes Mahbubani.


Firas Al-Atraqchi

The purge of Iraq’s minorities could have been avoided

The Christians, Mandeans and Yazidis have faced extermination since 2004, but their plight has been largely ignored.


Larbi Sadiki

Gaza Diplomacy: The War of Words

In the international community's diplomatic management of the war in Gaza, it seems 'might makes right', writes Dr. Sadiki.

BRICS News

China manufacturing slows in August

China manufacturing slows in August

China posted 7.4 per cent economic growth in the first half of the year, below last year's 7.7 per cent

China, Russia to boost “energy partnership”

China, Russia to boost “energy partnership”

The China-Russia Energy Cooperation Committee is now laying the groundwork for a Xi-Putin summit in October.

Indian PM meets Abe in Kyoto

Indian PM meets Abe in Kyoto

Modi has said he would discuss a roadmap for convergence of Tokyo-New Delhi’s global interests.

Brazil in recession, India GDP shines

Brazil in recession, India GDP shines

The GDP data could dampen the re-election campaign of President Dilma Rousseff.

Putin asks militia to open corridor for trapped Ukraine troops

Putin asks militia to open corridor for trapped Ukraine troops

Poroshenko had promised to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict.

BRICS aided Russia-SA ties: Zuma to Putin

BRICS aided Russia-SA ties: Zuma to Putin

Russia takes over the leadership of BRICS from Brazil next year.

In-Depth

The Ebola virus: Origins and dangers

Deforestation, poverty and recession have increased the likelihood of humans coming in contact with Ebola-carrying wildlife.

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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

The Ebola virus: Origins and dangers

The Ebola virus: Origins and dangers

Deforestation, poverty and recession have increased the likelihood of humans coming in contact with Ebola-carrying wildlife.

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 manufacturing slows in August

China manufacturing slows in August

China posted 7.4 per cent economic growth in the first half of the year, below last year's 7.7 per cent growth

Brazil in recession, India GDP shines

Brazil in recession, India GDP shines

The GDP data could dampen the re-election campaign of President Dilma Rousseff.

Indian exporters urge FTA with China

Indian exporters urge FTA with China

Chinese Trade Minister Gao Hucheng will hold talks with his Indian counterpart in Beijing next month.

World News

Spike in Ukraine death toll – UN

Meanwhile, Russia and the Ukraine appear to have carried out the exchange of captured soldiers.

UN warns Ebola could affect 20,000

The Democratic Republic of Congo reported 13 Ebola-related deaths that have been attributed to a separate strain of the virus.

US imposes fresh Iran sanctions

Obama had previously told Iran's leaders that they should "seize this opportunity" to reach a nuclear deal.

ECB measures fail to lift markets

Central Bank data has revealed that loans to the private sector fell by 1.6 per cent in July as compared to the same month in 2013.

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?