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He Fan

Putting the G20 back on track

China must seek to strike a fine balance between developed and developing countries, granting a credibility to the G20 it badly needs, writes an advisor to the Chinese


Lode Vanoost

Gas shortage may not be our biggest worry

EU states likely feel the US has put them in an untenable position regarding Russia and Ukraine, former Belgian lawmaker Lode Vanoost says.


Dmitry Babich

Obama’s Provocations Pushed China, Russia Closer

Russian and Chinese grievances against the US become more and more similar, writes Babich.


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.

BRICS News

Obama to visit India in January

Obama to visit India in January

Modi faces strong challenges, including an uphill task of easing trade spats with America ranging from protectionism to patent rights.

Ukraine signs contract to buy Russian nuclear fuel

Ukraine signs contract to buy Russian nuclear fuel

The new contract reiterates Ukraine’s energy dependence on its powerful neighbour.

China to give 10 mn yuan annually to Nepal for border development

China to give 10 mn yuan annually to Nepal for border development

Because of its strategic position next to India and protests against Chinese rule by exiled Tibetan groups, the region is

China, New Zealand set $27 bn trade target by 2020

China, New Zealand set $27 bn trade target by 2020

NZ dollar has become the 6th foreign currency to trade globally with the Chinese yuan.

Indian rupee down to 9-month low against dollar

Indian rupee down to 9-month low against dollar

New data released earlier this week showed India's exports contracted by 5.04 per cent to $26 billion in October.

Chinese firm wins $12 bn Nigeria railway deal

Chinese firm wins $12 bn Nigeria railway deal

The $11.97 billion contract is China's single largest overseas contract project, the CRCC said.

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

Ukraine signs contract to buy Russian nuclear fuel

Ukraine signs contract to buy Russian nuclear fuel

The new contract reiterates Ukraine’s energy dependence on its powerful neighbour.

China, New Zealand set $27 bn trade target by 2020

China, New Zealand set $27 bn trade target by 2020

NZ dollar has become the 6th foreign currency to trade globally with the Chinese yuan.

Indian rupee down to 9-month low against dollar

Indian rupee down to 9-month low against dollar

New data released earlier this week showed India's exports contracted by 5.04 per cent to $26 billion in October.

World News

Iran: P5+1 should not exaggerate nuclear demands

Iranian media reported that the country's deputy foreign minister held a bilateral meeting with US State Department officials.

Japan’s Abe calls for ‘snap’ elections

The prime minister hopes an early election will give him the mandate for tough economic stimulus programs.

Europe on alert for avian flu virus

The World Health Organization is investigating how a turkey farm in Germany became the first area in Europe to be infected by the avian flu virus.

UN warns of humanitarian crisis in Libya

On Thursday, a number of car bombs exploded outside the diplomatic missions of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

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?