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BRICS Opinion

Patricia de Oliveira Dias Barbeyron

Brazilian elections: Two candidates dogged by controversy

Whoever wins the vote will inherit a country of enormous potential almost destroyed by decades of mismanagement.


Bongani Mbindwane

S Africa is in an economic crisis it cannot afford to waste

Economic malaise in South Africa is also due to over 57% of youth estimated to be unemployed.


Andrew Graham

Has Trump forever changed America?

Brett Kavanaugh is another win for corporations and far-right conservatives rallying behind Trump's judicial agenda, writes Graham.


Lode Vanoost

Trump jeopardizes global diplomacy

Could Trump's lack of historical insight on Iran push the Middle East into yet more armed conflict?


Hanief Haider

Syria: New proxy battles as Macron cuddles up to Trump

Hanief Haider examines France's growing role in the Middle East crises, from Libya to Syria and back to Washington.

BRICS News

‘Winter is coming,’ IMF told at Bali summit

‘Winter is coming,’ IMF told at Bali summit

Indonesia's President said weak coordination among developed countries led to uncertainty in the global economy.

Can Mboweni bring stability to S Africa’s Finance Ministry?

Can Mboweni bring stability to S Africa’s Finance Ministry?

Many believe that President Ramaphosa made an inspired choice in Mboweni and that markets are justifiably optimistic.

India ignores US, buys Russian missiles

India ignores US, buys Russian missiles

India has come under pressure from the US to cancel the arms weapons purchases from Russia.

Brazilian elections: Two candidates dogged by controversy

Brazilian elections: Two candidates dogged by controversy

Whoever wins the vote will inherit a country of enormous potential almost destroyed by decades of mismanagement.

S Africa is in an economic crisis it cannot afford to waste

S Africa is in an economic crisis it cannot afford to waste

Economic malaise in South Africa is also due to over 57% of youth estimated to be unemployed.

Lavrov blasts Western powers, invites Trump to Russia

Lavrov blasts Western powers, invites Trump to Russia

UN involvement in war-ravaged Syria should focus on infrastructure construction and restoration.

In-Depth

Analysis: BRICS can defeat Trump's protectionism

BRICS must quickly tear down barriers which could impede free trade within the bloc.




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Q&A

Hate & the Holocaust- Q&A with Auschwitz Museum Chief

There is an increase in incitement to hatred and exclusion in many countries of Europe today, says Cywiski.

Q&A: Russian healthy snacks entrepreneur looks West

Forbes called Elena Shifrina "the face of the healthy snacks sector in Russia".

Inside Track

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS must revamp their education and vocational systems to meet challenges of the new technologies.

BRICS Social

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Apart from Russia, China is one of America's biggest rivals in space exploration.

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

An increasing number of Chinese are going online for entertainment, gaming and reading, an annual industry report says.

BRICS Business

Can Mboweni bring stability to S Africa’s Finance Ministry?

Can Mboweni bring stability to S Africa’s Finance Ministry?

Many believe that President Ramaphosa made an inspired choice in Mboweni and that markets are justifiably optimistic.

China begins direct flights to Israel

China begins direct flights to Israel

Chinese tourists have been the fastest growing number of global travelers in the past 10 years.

South Africa’s Ramaphosa unveils stimulus plan

South Africa’s Ramaphosa unveils stimulus plan

The president is focusing on stimulating the job-intensive agriculture and tourism sectors.

World News

‘Winter is coming,’ IMF told at Bali summit

Indonesia's President said weak coordination among developed countries led to uncertainty in the global economy.

Brazilian elections: Two candidates dogged by controversy

Whoever wins the vote will inherit a country of enormous potential almost destroyed by decades of mismanagement.

Lavrov blasts Western powers, invites Trump to Russia

UN involvement in war-ravaged Syria should focus on infrastructure construction and restoration.

Netanyahu regrets death of Russian troops in Syria

Although the Russian aircraft was shot down by Syrian defenses, Moscow has blamed Israel for the incident.