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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.


Dmitry Babich

Obama’s Provocations Pushed China, Russia Closer

Russian and Chinese grievances against the US become more and more similar, writes Babich.


Samy Dana and Leonardo de Siqueira Lima

Brazil Elections: A split wide open

It was social versus economic reforms in a bitter divisive campaign during the presidential polls, write two Brazilian economists.


Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada

China-led new Bank challenges Japanese, US’ influence

The AIIB will boost China's global influence and enhance its soft power, write Tortajada and Biswas.

BRICS News

India economic growth slows to 5.3%

India economic growth slows to 5.3%

Last month, the government named former IMF official Arvind Subramanian as its new chief economic adviser.

Putin calls for “mutually acceptable solutions” to standoff with West

Putin calls for “mutually acceptable solutions” to standoff with West

Putin said the sanctions imposed by the EU, US, Australia and Japan over the Ukraine crisis are “not legitimate”.

Eyewitness claims 39 Indians killed by ISIL: Report

Eyewitness claims 39 Indians killed by ISIL: Report

The Indian Foreign Minister has told the country’s lawmakers the government is trying to ascertain the facts.

Rousseff vows to continue social inclusion with new finance team

Rousseff vows to continue social inclusion with new finance team

The Brazilian President named Joaquim Levy as Brazil’s new finance minister, replacing Guido Mantega.

Zuma to visit China next week to woo investment

Zuma to visit China next week to woo investment

South Africa-China trade jumped by 32 per cent between 2012 from R205 billion to R270 billion in 2013.

India Q2 growth slows to 5.1%: Reuters poll

India Q2 growth slows to 5.1%: Reuters poll

Asia's third-largest economy needs to register growth around 8 per cent to create enough jobs for its growing workforce.

In-Depth

National Security and Economic Diplomacy: Is There Any Room for Trade Litigation?

Economic belligerency from the Russia-Ukraine crisis should be resolved diplomatically.




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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

Brazil’s next president faces daunting challenges

Brazil’s next president faces daunting challenges

Rousseff widened her lead over Silva, but João Marcelo Ehlert Maia argues that whoever is elected will face an uphill battle to get the country back on track.

BRICS Social

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.

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.

BRICS Business

India economic growth slows to 5.3%

India economic growth slows to 5.3%

Last month, the government named former IMF official Arvind Subramanian as its new chief economic adviser.

Rousseff vows to continue social inclusion with new finance team

Rousseff vows to continue social inclusion with new finance team

The Brazilian President named Joaquim Levy as Brazil’s new finance minister, replacing Guido Mantega.

India Q2 growth slows to 5.1%: Reuters poll

India Q2 growth slows to 5.1%: Reuters poll

Asia's third-largest economy needs to register growth around 8 per cent to create enough jobs for its growing workforce.

World News

No policy change expected at OPEC meet

Saudi Arabia says markets should be left to stabilize themselves.

Not everyone backs Draghi’s stimulus plans

“It is essential to bring back inflation to target and without delay," the European Central Bank chief says.

Tunisia: Second round likely in presidential election

Nidaa Tounes party Beji Caid Essebsi, 87, appears to have taken the lead with more than 45 per cent of the vote.

Congo free of Ebola, but deaths rise in W Africa

Healthcare experts have been unable to determine with certainty the levels of infection and death in West Africa's remote areas.

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?