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BRICS Opinion

Patricia de Oliveira Dias Barbeyron

Brazilian elections: Two candidates dogged by controversy

Whoever wins the vote will inherit a country of enormous potential almost destroyed by decades of mismanagement.


Bongani Mbindwane

S Africa is in an economic crisis it cannot afford to waste

Economic malaise in South Africa is also due to over 57% of youth estimated to be unemployed.


Andrew Graham

Has Trump forever changed America?

Brett Kavanaugh is another win for corporations and far-right conservatives rallying behind Trump's judicial agenda, writes Graham.


Lode Vanoost

Trump jeopardizes global diplomacy

Could Trump's lack of historical insight on Iran push the Middle East into yet more armed conflict?


Hanief Haider

Syria: New proxy battles as Macron cuddles up to Trump

Hanief Haider examines France's growing role in the Middle East crises, from Libya to Syria and back to Washington.

BRICS News

South Africa economic growth exceeds forecasts

South Africa economic growth exceeds forecasts

But extended electrical power instability could hinder growth, analysts warn.

Trump meets Xi: No extra tariffs as talks continue

Trump meets Xi: No extra tariffs as talks continue

After a war of words, China's Xi and America's Trump agree to no new trade tariffs ... for now.

Russia detains Ukrainian vessels

Russia detains Ukrainian vessels

The UN Security Council is scheduled to discuss the incident in a Monday session.

China says US trade claims ‘destructive’

China says US trade claims ‘destructive’

"[We] will take necessary measures and safeguard legitimate rights and interests of Chinese businesses," Beijing said.

India to keep trade ties with Iran under sanctions

India to keep trade ties with Iran under sanctions

One item in focus was the strategic Iranian port of Chabahar which has been exempted from the sanctions regimen.

Brazil: Bolsonaro walks back controversial statements

Brazil: Bolsonaro walks back controversial statements

Recently, Bolsonaro vowed to scrap the Paris Agreement on the environment but was forced to walk back his statements.

In-Depth

Analysis: BRICS can defeat Trump's protectionism

BRICS must quickly tear down barriers which could impede free trade within the bloc.




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Q&A

Hate & the Holocaust- Q&A with Auschwitz Museum Chief

There is an increase in incitement to hatred and exclusion in many countries of Europe today, says Cywiski.

Q&A: Russian healthy snacks entrepreneur looks West

Forbes called Elena Shifrina "the face of the healthy snacks sector in Russia".

Inside Track

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS must revamp their education and vocational systems to meet challenges of the new technologies.

BRICS Social

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Apart from Russia, China is one of America's biggest rivals in space exploration.

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

An increasing number of Chinese are going online for entertainment, gaming and reading, an annual industry report says.

BRICS Business

South Africa economic growth exceeds forecasts

South Africa economic growth exceeds forecasts

But extended electrical power instability could hinder growth, analysts warn.

South Africa lags in BRICS ease of business

South Africa lags in BRICS ease of business

South Africa is the fifth easiest country in Africa to run a business and fell to a rank of 82 out

Can Mboweni bring stability to S Africa’s Finance Ministry?

Can Mboweni bring stability to S Africa’s Finance Ministry?

Many believe that President Ramaphosa made an inspired choice in Mboweni and that markets are justifiably optimistic.

World News

Trump meets Xi: No extra tariffs as talks continue

After a war of words, China's Xi and America's Trump agree to no new trade tariffs ... for now.

Russia detains Ukrainian vessels

The UN Security Council is scheduled to discuss the incident in a Monday session.

China says US trade claims ‘destructive’

"[We] will take necessary measures and safeguard legitimate rights and interests of Chinese businesses," Beijing said.

India to keep trade ties with Iran under sanctions

One item in focus was the strategic Iranian port of Chabahar which has been exempted from the sanctions regimen.