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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

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”.

China trade with Asian bloc hits $224bn in H1 2015

China trade with Asian bloc hits $224bn in H1 2015

China is stepping up engagement with ASEAN even as the US repeatedly asserts its seriousness about the Asia Pivot.

Russa-Turkey gas pipeline deal advances

Russa-Turkey gas pipeline deal advances

Russia plans to use the new link to ship gas to Turkey and onto Europe, bypassing existing pipelines in Ukraine.

China Central Bank vows to maintain prudent monetary policy

China Central Bank vows to maintain prudent monetary policy

PBOC will also inject $8.05 billion into the money markets through seven-day reverse bond repurchase agreements on Tuesday.

Asian stocks down ahead of rocky week

Asian stocks down ahead of rocky week

With manufacturing down in China - the world's economic dynamo, demand for vital commodities will drop.

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

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

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”.

China trade with Asian bloc hits $224bn in H1 2015

China trade with Asian bloc hits $224bn in H1 2015

China is stepping up engagement with ASEAN even as the US repeatedly asserts its seriousness about the Asia Pivot.

World News

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.

NATO to meet over Turkey violence

NATO member Ankara called for the meeting under the alliance's Article 4 after it launched a number of air raids against ISIL.

Asian stocks down ahead of rocky week

With manufacturing down in China - the world's economic dynamo, demand for vital commodities will drop.

Euro growth slows as global economies feel the drag

There is particular lower confidence in the the German and French economies.

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