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Shen Dingli

At the end of Obama’s term, Sino-US ties more complex than ever before

The recent downward spiral in relations between the world's most powerful countries is owing to a souring of strategic trust, writes Dingli.


Thabi Leoka

The ANC’s slow decline

Rival and upcoming political parties have been capitalizing on the ANC's vulnerabilities, says economic strategist Thabi Leoka.


Q&A: Russia’s ACRA looks to Eurasia, BRICS

Understanding specifics of local economies and incorporating regional factors into the structure of credits ratings within various industries is ACRA's focus, says Trofimova.


Jeremy Salt

A turning point in Turkey’s history

The failed coup puts Erdogan in a position of seemingly unassailable power and well placed to complete the building of his "New Turkey" project, writes Salt.


Alok Kumar

Legal logjam: India’s long wait for justice

India has a notoriously slow legal system and multiple stakeholders need to urgently endorse judicial reforms, writes Kumar.

BRICS News

Universities underfunded and unaffordable – South Africa’s snare

Universities underfunded and unaffordable – South Africa’s snare

With systemic inadequate funding, South Africa's universities have been dropping in global rankings.

The Mexican peso doesn’t like Trump

The Mexican peso doesn’t like Trump

Neither do most Emerging markets - they rallied as Clinton appeared the winner in the first debate.

Africa plans to boost rhino numbers

Africa plans to boost rhino numbers

Rhino populations fell 97 per cent between 1960 and 1990.

China urges end to Syria conflict as Russia, US feud

China urges end to Syria conflict as Russia, US feud

Chinese UN envoy says the current situation in Syria cannot be allowed to continue as civilian deaths rise.

Japan scrambles fighters as Chinese Air Force conducts drills

Japan scrambles fighters as Chinese Air Force conducts drills

40 Chinese H-6K bombers, Su-30 fighter jets and air tankers flew through Japan's Miyako Strait in the East China Sea.

Temer’s party faces more corruption probes

Temer’s party faces more corruption probes

His senior allies in Brazil's PMDB party will likely be targeted by Petrobras-linked graft investigations.

In-Depth

Universities underfunded and unaffordable – South Africa’s snare

With systemic inadequate funding, South Africa's universities have been dropping in global rankings.




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Q&A

South Africa's FM: BRICS synergy is growing

Nkoana-Mashabane says South Africa will use its G20 participation to promote and strengthen the interests of Africa and the South.

BRICS youth: Agents of change

Teaching will be focused on preparing futures in a world where many traditional jobs will disappear, Inayatullah says.

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

BRICS youth: Agents of change

BRICS youth: Agents of change

Teaching will be focused on preparing futures in a world where many traditional jobs will disappear, Inayatullah says.

Table Tennis: Ding Ning wins China vs China final at Rio

Table Tennis: Ding Ning wins China vs China final at Rio

After Wednesday's finals, the United States leads the gold medal table with 11 golds, China closing gap with 10.

BRICS Business

The Mexican peso doesn’t like Trump

The Mexican peso doesn’t like Trump

Neither do most Emerging markets - they rallied as Clinton appeared the winner in the first debate.

Huawei begins making smartphones in India

Huawei begins making smartphones in India

Huawei's largest overseas R&D Center is based in India.

Investors nervous ahead of Fed meet

Investors nervous ahead of Fed meet

On Wednesday, markets will get a double whammy from central banks in Japan and the US.

World News

The Mexican peso doesn’t like Trump

Neither do most Emerging markets - they rallied as Clinton appeared the winner in the first debate.

Africa plans to boost rhino numbers

Rhino populations fell 97 per cent between 1960 and 1990.

World wildlife conference opens in South Africa

This is shaping up to be the most important gathering to date that focuses on wildlife trade and conservation, officials said.

India to acquire 36 French fighter jets

The first of the multi-role jets are scheduled to be delivered by 2019.