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BRICS Opinion

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.


Webster Zambara

Ferguson killing: King, Mandela, Truth and Reconciliation

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission can be a model for the US as well, writes Zambara.


Kishore Mahbubani

Xi, Modi, Jokowi: The rise of a new triad

The new leadership in the three Asian nations are all well positioned to take important steps forward, writes Mahbubani.


Firas Al-Atraqchi

The purge of Iraq’s minorities could have been avoided

The Christians, Mandeans and Yazidis have faced extermination since 2004, but their plight has been largely ignored.


Larbi Sadiki

Gaza Diplomacy: The War of Words

In the international community's diplomatic management of the war in Gaza, it seems 'might makes right', writes Dr. Sadiki.

BRICS News

India, Japan fail to conclude nuclear deal

India, Japan fail to conclude nuclear deal

Over the next two decades India and China are set to bring 35 nuclear reactors online.

World must aid Iraq, Syria govts in fighting IS: Russia

World must aid Iraq, Syria govts in fighting IS: Russia

The chaos in Iraq is the direct result of forced external intervention by the West, said Russia’s permanent UN envoy.

India annual infrastructure output slows

India annual infrastructure output slows

Growth of the eight core industries in India has fallen to 2.7 per cent in July.

China, Russia begin construction of $5 bn gas pipeline

China, Russia begin construction of $5 bn gas pipeline

This marks the opening up a new market for Moscow as it risks losing European customers over the Ukraine crisis.

China releases list of Japan war commemorative sites

China releases list of Japan war commemorative sites

The war with Japan had led to the death of some 20 million Chinese and ended with Tokyo's defeat.

China manufacturing slows in August

China manufacturing slows in August

China posted 7.4 per cent economic growth in the first half of the year, below last year's 7.7 per cent

In-Depth

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.

Special Coverage
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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

India annual infrastructure output slows

India annual infrastructure output slows

Growth of the eight core industries in India has fallen to 2.7 per cent in July.

China manufacturing slows in August

China manufacturing slows in August

China posted 7.4 per cent economic growth in the first half of the year, below last year's 7.7 per cent growth

Brazil in recession, India GDP shines

Brazil in recession, India GDP shines

The GDP data could dampen the re-election campaign of President Dilma Rousseff.

World News

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.

Spike in Ukraine death toll – UN

Meanwhile, Russia and the Ukraine appear to have carried out the exchange of captured soldiers.

UN warns Ebola could affect 20,000

The Democratic Republic of Congo reported 13 Ebola-related deaths that have been attributed to a separate strain of the virus.

US imposes fresh Iran sanctions

Obama had previously told Iran's leaders that they should "seize this opportunity" to reach a nuclear deal.

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?