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BRICS Opinion

Sonia Fleury

Brazil’s Predictable uncertainness: Politics between power elites and the popular masses

The Parliament, which was elected last Sunday, is far away from representing anything but political continuity, writes Dr. Fleury.


Larbi Sadiki

Tunisia’s Democratic Curve

Tunisia's October 26 elections will be the most democratic ever in the history of the Arab Middle East, writes Larbi Sadiki.


Prof. Ingo Walter and Prof. Roy C. Smith

Will Modi Reset India’s Emerging Market Economy?

India needs to get growth back on track to increase influence in Washington, writes two faculty members at New York University.


Prof. Alka Acharya

A Glass Half-full: Xi Jinping’s Visit to India

India has to respond to China's lead in formulating a comprehensive engagement with the rest of Asia, writes Prof. Acharya.


Ajit Ranade

China and India: Dragon and Elephant tiptoe a tango

A China-India trade alliance has much to gain due to complementarity of their investment predicament, says economic expert Ajit Ranade.

BRICS News

16 killed in coal mine collapse in China

16 killed in coal mine collapse in China

China has the world's deadliest mines although in recent years regulators have strengthened the enforcement of safety rules.

Putin: Checks and balances needed in new world order

Putin: Checks and balances needed in new world order

The Cold War did not end with peace or a clear agreement on new rules, the Russian president said.

China launches moon mission

China launches moon mission

Data collected from the test mission will help prepare for an exploratory manned moon landing in 2017.

China, India launch new Asia Infrastructure Bank

China, India launch new Asia Infrastructure Bank

21 Asian nations signed on as founding members of the new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing on Friday.

China’s top diplomat to visit Vietnam to mend ties

China’s top diplomat to visit Vietnam to mend ties

The State Councillor's visit will aim at resolving one of the worst breakdowns in relations between the two Communist states.

CPC asserts primacy in ensuring “rule of law” in China

CPC asserts primacy in ensuring “rule of law” in China

The body would promote the participation of China’s 1.3 billion plus population in the lawmaking process, said a statement.

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

China, India launch new Asia Infrastructure Bank

China, India launch new Asia Infrastructure Bank

21 Asian nations signed on as founding members of the new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing on Friday.

Chinese to head UN’s telecom agency

Chinese to head UN’s telecom agency

Zhao Houlin was elected as the first Chinese secretary-general in the 150-year history of ITU.

SA Finance Minister outlines plans to reduce spending

SA Finance Minister outlines plans to reduce spending

Nene on Wednesday presented his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement.

World News

Ottawa attack work of lone gunman, police say

The assailant has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a native of the province of Quebec.

Europe frets over Russia-Ukraine gas impasse

During talks in Brussels, Russia said no agreement was reached and cited the EU's failure to guarantee outstanding payments.

Lower demand behind falling oil prices

Many analysts will also be looking to a meeting of Oil Producing and Exporting Countries (OPEC) in November.

UN condemns surge in Bangui violence

The world body says more than 3,000 people, including children, have been displaced due to the fighting in the past three days alone.

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?