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BRICS Opinion

Firas Al-Atraqchi

With Fidel Castro gone, the age of revolution ends

It wasn't US policy or presidential threats or the assassin's bullet that brought Fidel down - it was the inescapability of old age.


Subhanil Chowdhury

Demonetisation can permanently damage India’s informal economy

The government's diktat shows authoritarian attitude and a vision of governance tilted against the poor in favour of the rich, argues Subhanil Chowdhury.


Anmol Saxena

Trump Wins: Welcome to the new world

What Americans have done today is historic. They may not have made history by electing the first female president but they have, unintentionally, initiated steps towards a retreat.


The Paris Agreement: Now We Need to Move the Money

Aligning the world’s financial system with the needs of climate action and sustainable development is every bit as important as emission reduction pathways and removing fossil fuel subsidies.


Georgy Toloraya

Goa as Today’s Geopolitical Fulcrum

The BRICS may suffer temporary setbacks owing to diverging national interests, but this will not derail the group aimed at fostering a more just world, writes a former

BRICS News

RBI unexpectedly keeps interest rates unchanged

RBI unexpectedly keeps interest rates unchanged

The RBI's decision caught many off guard who had been hoping a cut in interest rates could bolster the economy.

Syrian army on verge of ‘victory’ in Aleppo

Syrian army on verge of ‘victory’ in Aleppo

Russia is trying to work out a deal with the US to have all rebels leave Aleppo.

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 to share tax information

BRICS to share tax information

The exchange of information and the implementation of the OECD/G20 standards is expected to begin in 2018.

South African lawmakers maintain FIC bill constitutional

South African lawmakers maintain FIC bill constitutional

Zuma's critics allege he is trying to protect those with whom he has strong business ties.

China, Egypt sign $2.6 bln currency-swap deal

China, Egypt sign $2.6 bln currency-swap deal

This comes just one month after the Egyptian pound's value more than halved on flotation.

In-Depth

Modi: One of Twitter's most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

Brazil's Temer and India's Modi are the most frequent Twitter users among BRICS leaders.




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Q&A

Q&A: The Syrian humanitarian crisis

Aleppo is just the place from where we can start the conversation and, hopefully, extend it to every place where civilians are at risk.

South Africa's FM: BRICS synergy is growing

Nkoana-Mashabane says South Africa will use its G20 participation to promote and strengthen the interests of Africa and the South.

Inside Track

Beijing to ban high-emission vehicles to battle smog

Beijing to ban high-emission vehicles to battle smog

Auto exhaust emissions make up over 31 per cent of the city’s air pollution.

BRICS Social

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.

Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

Brazil's Temer and India's Modi are the most frequent Twitter users among BRICS leaders.

BRICS Business

RBI unexpectedly keeps interest rates unchanged

RBI unexpectedly keeps interest rates unchanged

The RBI's decision caught many off guard who had been hoping a cut in interest rates could bolster the economy.

BRICS to share tax information

BRICS to share tax information

The exchange of information and the implementation of the OECD/G20 standards is expected to begin in 2018.

China manufacturing up in boost to economy

China manufacturing up in boost to economy

Growth has also accelerated in the services sector to levels not seen since 2014, the NBS said.

World News

Syrian army on verge of ‘victory’ in Aleppo

Russia is trying to work out a deal with the US to have all rebels leave Aleppo.

China, Egypt sign $2.6 bln currency-swap deal

This comes just one month after the Egyptian pound's value more than halved on flotation.

China, Iran call for respect of nuclear deal

China's FM Wang Yi insists that a change of administration in Washington should not impact the deal.

China, Russia veto ‘counterproductive’ Syria resolution

Moscow strongly criticized Western powers for not condemning an attack on Russian mobile hospital units.