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BRICS Opinion

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.


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.

BRICS News

India, Israel, N.Korea say no to NPT at UN

India, Israel, N.Korea say no to NPT at UN

New Delhi has said there is "no question" of it joining the treaty as a non- nuclear weapon state.

Australia still open to joining China-led Bank: Abbott

Australia still open to joining China-led Bank: Abbott

Australia is struggling to maintain balance between traditional security ties with the US and growing economic and trade ties with

China, Japan set to resume maritime ties

China, Japan set to resume maritime ties

Tensions between the two countries have risen in the past year with a simmering territorial dispute.

“Brazil interest rate hike positive for markets”

“Brazil interest rate hike positive for markets”

The move is a sign that reelected President Dilma Rousseff will be more market-friendly, say analysts.

Fed ends stimulus: Risks for emerging markets, warns IMF

Fed ends stimulus: Risks for emerging markets, warns IMF

An IMF official said where the money goes now will have a huge impact on the emerging markets.

Brazil, India elected to UN economic, social body

Brazil, India elected to UN economic, social body

New Delhi also got re-elected to the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the period of 2015-17.

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

“Brazil interest rate hike positive for markets”

“Brazil interest rate hike positive for markets”

The move is a sign that reelected President Dilma Rousseff will be more market-friendly, say analysts.

Fed ends stimulus: Risks for emerging markets, warns IMF

Fed ends stimulus: Risks for emerging markets, warns IMF

An IMF official said where the money goes now will have a huge impact on the emerging markets.

China allows direct trading between yuan, Singapore dollar

China allows direct trading between yuan, Singapore dollar

The yuan has staged a spectacular rise in recent years on the back of China's economic ascent.

World News

US economy grew 3.5% in Q3

The strong performance comes after a shaky start in the first quarter when the economy contracted by 2.1 per cent.

Many feared dead in Lanka landslide

The government said it recovered 10 bodies but that hundreds are still unaccounted for.

Secularists in lead over Islamists in Tunisia election

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has praised the Tunisian parliamentary elections.

UK ends combat operations in Afghanistan

A token force of British troops will remain as advisors to a military college in Afghanistan.

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?