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Rahul Manchanda

The Moral Imperative of the BRICS Paradigm

The BRICS offer an exciting alternative to this out-of-control octopus of global banking strangulation currently put in place by the IMF, writes Manchanda.


Lode Vanoost

A humanitarian tragedy imposed on Greece

All options are still on the table for Greece, writes a former deputy speaker of the Belgian Parliament.


Bongani Mbindwane

Bashir-ICC impasse: South Africa must err on side of caution

By arresting a visiting head of state, South Africa could be accused in the continent of having known and staged an entrapment, writes Mbindwane.


K.C. Singh

BRICS Summit: Quintet faces growing challenges

India must be the "swing power" between BRICS and the West, writes a former Indian envoy.


Mark Adomanis

BRICS: Transforming the global economic architecture will take time

Don’t expect any major short-term gains at the Ufa BRICS Summit, but do expect the continuation (and likely the acceleration) of long-term plans, writes Adomanis.

BRICS News

China, France ink array of telecom deals

China, France ink array of telecom deals

China Mobile and China Unicom have committed to buy $1.5 billion worth of network equipment from France's Alcatel-Lucent this year.

China says “delighted” with US-Cuba detente

China says “delighted” with US-Cuba detente

Cuba has supported BRICS’ calls for less US and European dominance of international affairs.

Russia first to approve China-led Bank charter

Russia first to approve China-led Bank charter

China has maintained it will not have veto powers at the AIIB, unlike the World Bank where Washington has a

Brazil industry body poll reveals Rousseff’s trust deficit

Brazil industry body poll reveals Rousseff’s trust deficit

78% of those polled refused to repose confidence in the left-leaning leader.

Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine after talks fail

Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine after talks fail

The European Union says that one-fifth to one-fourth of its gas supplies come from Russia via the Ukraine.

$100bn BRICS monetary fund to be operational in 30 days

$100bn BRICS monetary fund to be operational in 30 days

Even as BRICS gear up to operationalise new Fund, the IMF has once again delayed voting reforms to give emerging

In-Depth

Analysis: Rousseff's 'yes, we can' moment with Obama

This is not merely a visit to mend fences with Obama - it's about marketing Brazil as a lucrative market.




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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

Russians remember defeat of Nazi Germany

Russians remember defeat of Nazi Germany

Seventy years ago, Nazi Germany surrendered to the USSR and Allies, marking the end of WWII in Europe.

BRICS Social

BRICS civil society drafts goals for leaders summit

BRICS civil society drafts goals for leaders summit

Governments in Russia, China and India have in recent years seen an uneasy relationship with civil society and advocacy groups.

BRICS Culture Ministers to meet in Moscow

BRICS Culture Ministers to meet in Moscow

The meet aims to increase cultural traffic between the cross-continental bloc.

BRICS Business

China, France ink array of telecom deals

China, France ink array of telecom deals

China Mobile and China Unicom have committed to buy $1.5 billion worth of network equipment from France's Alcatel-Lucent this year.

Russia first to approve China-led Bank charter

Russia first to approve China-led Bank charter

China has maintained it will not have veto powers at the AIIB, unlike the World Bank where Washington has a limited

Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine after talks fail

Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine after talks fail

The European Union says that one-fifth to one-fourth of its gas supplies come from Russia via the Ukraine.

World News

Lagarde, Merkel optimistic Greeks will vote ‘Yes’

Some have said Merkel must reject any bailout plans for Greece because German taxpayers are tired of rescuing Athens yet again.

Analysis: Rousseff’s ‘yes, we can’ moment with Obama

This is not merely a visit to mend fences with Obama - it's about marketing Brazil as a lucrative market.

Greece seeks last-minute bailout

Tsipras said on Monday that he would work to prevent Greece's exit from the eurozone.

NSA spied on all French deals valued above $200 mn: French Media

The NSA spying also targeted France’s approach to issues in the G8 and G20, and large foreign contracts involving France.

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?