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BRICS Opinion

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.


Prof. Wang Yongzhong

Regional realities, global ambition pull India, China together

Infrastructure will become the most logical link between China and India’s economic cooperation, writes a Chinese expert.


Sha Zukang

Why US, China must ratify the nuclear test ban treaty

US and France should play a special role in convincing the US, says a former Chinese diplomat.


Anders Svendsen

BRICS back against the wall

The BRICS must usher in structural reforms for the Big 5 to retain their claim of being the economic powers of the future, writes Svendsen.

BRICS News

Russia, EU, Ukraine to hold energy talks this week

Russia, EU, Ukraine to hold energy talks this week

Six EU countries depend on Russia for 100 per cent of their gas imports.

Indian PM backs Russia, China ahead of US trip

Indian PM backs Russia, China ahead of US trip

Modi said he has faith in Beijing’s understanding and its commitment to global laws.

India to grant visa-on-arrival to US citizens

India to grant visa-on-arrival to US citizens

Earlier in February this year, India announced it sought to extend its visa-on-arrival program to tourists from 180 countries.

China coal sales, production decline in 2014

China coal sales, production decline in 2014

China is the world's largest consumer of coal, accounting for almost half of the global consumption.

Rousseff increases lead over closest rival with 7% gap

Rousseff increases lead over closest rival with 7% gap

The largest country in South America goes for presidential polls on October 5.

Chinese President concludes successful India trip

Chinese President concludes successful India trip

China, Indian signed an investment pact that will see Beijing investing $20 billion in India's infrastructure over five years.

In-Depth

Charting a third narrative for the Sri Lankan Civil War

Jeevan Thiagarajah says there are two sharply contrasting irreconcilable narratives of the last phase of the war against the LTTE and that an alternative must be considered.




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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

Why Europe can’t avoid the ‘S’ word

Why Europe can’t avoid the ‘S’ word

The pressure is on for the European Central Bank to begin stimulus programs to buoy the eurozone economy.

BRICS Social

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.

China Supreme Court sets up environment tribunal

China Supreme Court sets up environment tribunal

A decades-old growth-at-all-costs economic model has spoiled much of China's water, skies and soil.

BRICS Business

Russia, EU, Ukraine to hold energy talks this week

Russia, EU, Ukraine to hold energy talks this week

Six EU countries depend on Russia for 100 per cent of their gas imports.

India to grant visa-on-arrival to US citizens

India to grant visa-on-arrival to US citizens

Earlier in February this year, India announced it sought to extend its visa-on-arrival program to tourists from 180 countries.

China coal sales, production decline in 2014

China coal sales, production decline in 2014

China is the world's largest consumer of coal, accounting for almost half of the global consumption.

World News

Refugee crisis developing on Turkey border

Hundreds of Kurdish peshmerga fighters have reportedly crossed the Iraqi border and have apparently already clashed with IS fighters in Syria.

US Congress approves arming ‘moderate Syrian rebels’

Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren, senior Democrat from Massachusetts, said that while she agrees IS is a threat, she does not believe Obama's strategy adequately serves US interests.

Charting a third narrative for the Sri Lankan Civil War

Jeevan Thiagarajah says there are two sharply contrasting irreconcilable narratives of the last phase of the war against the LTTE and that an alternative must be considered.

Will the Fed increase interest rates?

US Fed chief Janet Yellen, experts believe, could announce rate increases to begin in 2015, marking the first time since 2006 the Federal Reserve has made such

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?