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BRICS Opinion

Simon J. Evenett

The BRICS on Trade in Ufa: Mixed Signals

While the BRICS are right in criticising the protectionism of developed economies, they must look inwards as well, writes Evenett.


Bongani Mbindwane

Ufa: World leaders stress global governance reforms

With 14 heads of state in attendance it's no surprise that a new “polycentric world order” emerges in Ufa, writes Mbindwane.


Georgy Toloraya

Building BRICS: A steady, cautious march ahead

The Ufa Summit was a test of maturity for the bloc, writes Toloraya.


Mark Sleboda

Ufa at the Center of the World

US press love to refer to the West as “the international community”, but in Ufa we see a truer representation of the world.


Dmitry Babich

BRICS Summit in Ufa: Yoga for Putin, Finance for Crimea, Stability for the World?

Obama said Russia was isolated and its economy in tatters. The BRICS Summit at Ufa proves otherwise, writes Babich.

BRICS News

China July manufacturing slows amid weakened demand for exports

China July manufacturing slows amid weakened demand for exports

It has held above 50, the dividing line between expansion and contraction, for the last five months.

China, Russia plan joint naval drills

China, Russia plan joint naval drills

Philippines, Vietnam and other nations lay contesting claims to the South China Sea, but Beijing exercises jurisdiction.

India’s Modi announces simpler visa policy for Chinese tourists

India’s Modi announces simpler visa policy for Chinese tourists

Chinese visitors overseas spend is nearing $500 billion.

Xi, Erdogan talk trade, Silk Road in Beijing

Xi, Erdogan talk trade, Silk Road in Beijing

The two sides signed a mid- and long-term plan for trade and economic cooperation.

South African usage of yuan for China payments soars

South African usage of yuan for China payments soars

The direct payments value between South Africa and China/Hong Kong denominated in yuan soared to 31.3 per cent in June

GM to invest $1bn in India to boost profits

GM to invest $1bn in India to boost profits

It has, however, pulled back from Russia, deeming it “too risky”.

In-Depth

How Putin's yoga stretched US coverage of Ufa summits

His repertoire aside, much US coverage of Russia and its president is in the context of "isolation" and "alienation".




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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

Russians remember defeat of Nazi Germany

Russians remember defeat of Nazi Germany

Seventy years ago, Nazi Germany surrendered to the USSR and Allies, marking the end of WWII in Europe.

BRICS Social

‘BRICS youth policy’ to be unveiled on Monday

‘BRICS youth policy’ to be unveiled on Monday

The Russian city of Kazan is hosting the first BRICS Youth Summit from 4-7 July.

BRICS civil society drafts goals for leaders summit

BRICS civil society drafts goals for leaders summit

Governments in Russia, China and India have in recent years seen an uneasy relationship with civil society and advocacy groups.

BRICS Business

China July manufacturing slows amid weakened demand for exports

China July manufacturing slows amid weakened demand for exports

It has held above 50, the dividing line between expansion and contraction, for the last five months.

Xi, Erdogan talk trade, Silk Road in Beijing

Xi, Erdogan talk trade, Silk Road in Beijing

The two sides signed a mid- and long-term plan for trade and economic cooperation.

South African usage of yuan for China payments soars

South African usage of yuan for China payments soars

The direct payments value between South Africa and China/Hong Kong denominated in yuan soared to 31.3 per cent in June 2015

World News

Iraqi refugees dying under extreme heat – report

The UN says the refugee problem in Iraq is one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world.

China, Russia plan joint naval drills

Philippines, Vietnam and other nations lay contesting claims to the South China Sea, but Beijing exercises jurisdiction.

Taliban capture Helmand towns amid leader’s death

The capture of territory in Helmand is a major setback for the government in Kabul.

Will the Fed signal an interest rate hike?

Analysts are divided over the impact China's market slump will have on the US Federal Reserve's decision.

Who do you think is to blame for Greece's current financial crisis with the EU?