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BRICS Opinion

Russell Merryman

Brexit or Remain, the UK referendum is changing the country

The UK is getting ready to vote on EU membership, but, writes Russell Merryman, whatever the outcome, the damage may already be done.


Jorge Arbache

Digital economy hopes for Brazil overstretched

The world will be more and more divided between countries that use and those that develop digital technologies and business models and standards, argues Professor Arbache.


Sam Cowie

Unpopular and scandal plagued, what legitimacy does Brazil’s interim government have to impose painful cuts?

The measures taken by Brazil's interim government to roll back Brazil’s social safety net clearly wouldn’t receive popular support through vote, writes Cowie.


Hanief Haider

How the media spins today’s South Africa

Hanief Haider questions why certain sections of SA media are more inclined toward foreign capital than Black economic empowerment.


Meena Singh Roy

Modi’s Visit to Iran: Re-Building the Strategic Partnership

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran has opened a new chapter of cooperation between India and Iran, writes Roy.

BRICS News

AIIB announces special fund, approves $509 mn for first projects

AIIB announces special fund, approves $509 mn for first projects

AIIB plans to invest $1.2 billion this year.

BRICS react cautiously to Brexit

BRICS react cautiously to Brexit

Beijing's cautionary note came as other euro-sceptic leaders in the European Union called for their countries to follow suit.

World markets in shock after Brexit

World markets in shock after Brexit

World markets had been jittery in the weeks leading up to the EU referendum vote.

World braces for downside of Britain’s EU verdict

World braces for downside of Britain’s EU verdict

European Union chief Donald Tusk said on Friday the bloc will meet without Britain at a summit next week to

Putin, Xi welcome India’s SCO membership

Putin, Xi welcome India’s SCO membership

The SCO is planning to establish a new development bank and a new transport corridor.

China, Russia, Mongolia ink agreement on economic corridor

China, Russia, Mongolia ink agreement on economic corridor

Putin, Xi and Elbegdorj are in Tashkent to attend a SCO Summit.

In-Depth

2015: The year of blaming China?

Despite slowing growth, China is on the move consolidating its position as a global economic power.




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Q&A

Brazil: Building prospects through trade

Commerzbank's Krieger says making important changes to Brazil's trade approach will boost potential for economic revival.

World played with fire in Syria, scholar says

Author and journalist John Rosenthal says Western media didn't want to hear dissenting narratives on Syria.

Inside Track

Emerging markets dragged down in 2016 – Report

Emerging markets dragged down in 2016 – Report

The worst hit are countries which have relied on oil exports as a major source of income.

BRICS Social

China box office revenue up 51% in 1st quarter

China box office revenue up 51% in 1st quarter

China boasts of about 31630 movie screens. The country added 8035 new screens in 2015.

Zika can not defeat Olympics in Brazil: Rousseff

Zika can not defeat Olympics in Brazil: Rousseff

Brazil's President on Saturday vowed her country would host a successful Olympic Games this year despite the outbreak of the virus.

BRICS Business

Markets rise as Brexit fears subside

Markets rise as Brexit fears subside

A study conducted by a London-based think tank estimated that Brexit could decrease British global imports by 25 per cent worldwide

Developing engine for Sino-Russian airliner: Deputy PM Rogozin

Developing engine for Sino-Russian airliner: Deputy PM Rogozin

The construction of fuselage and the assembly of the airplanes will take place in China, Rogozin said.

Jack Ma announces support for Russian small businesses

Jack Ma announces support for Russian small businesses

Ma said AliExpress, the company's international e-commerce website, had 10 million Russian users last year.

World News

World markets in shock after Brexit

World markets had been jittery in the weeks leading up to the EU referendum vote.

World braces for downside of Britain’s EU verdict

European Union chief Donald Tusk said on Friday the bloc will meet without Britain at a summit next week to assess its future.

Britain votes to leave the EU

Some are now expecting the PM to resign and for snap elections to be held in the fall.

Markets rise as Brexit fears subside

A study conducted by a London-based think tank estimated that Brexit could decrease British global imports by 25 per cent worldwide over the next two years.