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Elena Lazarou

Brazil uses BRICS Presidency for key foreign policy goals

In pushing for a multi-polar world order, Brazil's foreign policy has been consistent with its BRICS leadership.


Xu Guangyu

China’s defense spending: Facts Vs Hyperbole

The sensationalizing of China's military spending as a "threat" is absurd, writes a former PLA general.


Lode Vanoost

EU and Russia: No option but peace and coexistence

Closer EU-Russia relations would create a nightmare scenario for the Washington elite, writes a former Belgian lawmaker.


Ernesto Lozardo

A new economic blueprint for Brazil’s Rousseff

During the President's 2nd term in office she has to manage a painful but realistic reversal in policy, writes a Brazilian economist.


Nikhil Dey

India’s Looming Land Wars

India's future will be determined by the changing relationship between farmers, corporations, and the government, as an amended law is used and abused across India, writes Dey.

BRICS News

SA President says will end attacks on foreigners

SA President says will end attacks on foreigners

More than 30 people have been arrested in the last 24 hours.

China, Russia Defense Ministers meet in Moscow

China, Russia Defense Ministers meet in Moscow

Moscow, Beijing to step up bilateral “pragmatic, comprehensive military cooperation”.

BRICS Finance Ministers meet held in Washington

BRICS Finance Ministers meet held in Washington

BRICS representatives had reached agreement on launching the bank ahead of their leaders' summit in July.

Putin: Russia will not be American vassal

Putin: Russia will not be American vassal

Russia's president said he wants to restore relations with Kiev and help Ukraine emerge from economic crisis.

IMF to review India statistics office data audit next week

IMF to review India statistics office data audit next week

The IMF team has been invited by the Indian Ministry to look at the new dramatic revision of India’s GDP

China Q1 FDI rises 11.3%

China Q1 FDI rises 11.3%

Chinese investment into foreign countries surged 29.6% to $25.79 billion in the first quarter.

In-Depth

US Defense official seeks 'rebalance' in Asia-Pacific

In the past few years, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam have contested Chinese maritime claims.




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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

Fallujah or Mosul? Iraq mulls next steps

Fallujah or Mosul? Iraq mulls next steps

US military commanders would rather focus on preparing for an all-out assault against Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province.

BRICS Social

40-day Spring Festival travel season begins in China

40-day Spring Festival travel season begins in China

The official spring festival is known for ancestor worship and family reunion dinners.

Russian drama Leviathan wins best foreign language film at Golden Globes

Russian drama Leviathan wins best foreign language film at Golden Globes

“Leviathan” is a compelling tragic drama of corruption and intimidation set in contemporary Russia.

BRICS Business

IMF to review India statistics office data audit next week

IMF to review India statistics office data audit next week

The IMF team has been invited by the Indian Ministry to look at the new dramatic revision of India’s GDP calculation

China Q1 FDI rises 11.3%

China Q1 FDI rises 11.3%

Chinese investment into foreign countries surged 29.6% to $25.79 billion in the first quarter.

“China-S.Africa will articulate interests of the Global South”

“China-S.Africa will articulate interests of the Global South”

China and SouthAfrican Foreign Ministers discussed preparations for the establishment of the BRICS Bank.

World News

Dozens killed in Afghanistan bombing

The bomb attack, which was condemned by Afghanistan President Ghani, is believed to be the most deadly in months.

ISIL fails to storm US mission in Iraq

Meanwhile, ISIL forces continued their campaign to capture Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province,

Putin: Russia will not be American vassal

Russia's president said he wants to restore relations with Kiev and help Ukraine emerge from economic crisis.

Oil prices near 2015 high

But the IEA says that prices are unlikely to stabilize before the end of the year.

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?