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BRICS Opinion

Sonia Fleury

Brazil’s Predictable uncertainness: Politics between power elites and the popular masses

The Parliament, which was elected last Sunday, is far away from representing anything but political continuity, writes Dr. Fleury.


Larbi Sadiki

Tunisia’s Democratic Curve

Tunisia's October 26 elections will be the most democratic ever in the history of the Arab Middle East, writes Larbi Sadiki.


Prof. Ingo Walter and Prof. Roy C. Smith

Will Modi Reset India’s Emerging Market Economy?

India needs to get growth back on track to increase influence in Washington, writes two faculty members at New York University.


Prof. Alka Acharya

A Glass Half-full: Xi Jinping’s Visit to India

India has to respond to China's lead in formulating a comprehensive engagement with the rest of Asia, writes Prof. Acharya.


Ajit Ranade

China and India: Dragon and Elephant tiptoe a tango

A China-India trade alliance has much to gain due to complementarity of their investment predicament, says economic expert Ajit Ranade.

BRICS News

China, Russia to sign information security pact: Report

China, Russia to sign information security pact: Report

The agreement could be signed during Putin’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on 10th November.

China, Russia police hold joint anti-terror drill

China, Russia police hold joint anti-terror drill

The Chinese government is fighting a surge of violence over the past year on militants from Xinjiang.

China GDP growth at 7.3% in 3rd quarter

China GDP growth at 7.3% in 3rd quarter

This marked the slowest quarterly growth since the first quarter of 2009.

NewZealand records maximum Chinese, Indian migrants

NewZealand records maximum Chinese, Indian migrants

The government statistics agency announced Tuesday migrant arrivals of 105,500 reached a new high in September.

China Communist party plenum meet opens

China Communist party plenum meet opens

The official focus of the fourth plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee is to discuss

US has no right to interfere in HongKong: China

US has no right to interfere in HongKong: China

China hopes that the US will be “discreet with its words and deeds”, said the Foreign Ministry.

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

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

China GDP growth at 7.3% in 3rd quarter

China GDP growth at 7.3% in 3rd quarter

This marked the slowest quarterly growth since the first quarter of 2009.

India raises gas prices by 33%

India raises gas prices by 33%

Higher gas prices would increase infrastructure and food costs and accelerate the rate of inflation.

India unveils efforts to revamp labour laws

India unveils efforts to revamp labour laws

India’s archaic labour laws, some of which date back to 1923, are seen as an impediment to manufacturing.

World News

Lower demand behind falling oil prices

Many analysts will also be looking to a meeting of Oil Producing and Exporting Countries (OPEC) in November.

UN condemns surge in Bangui violence

The world body says more than 3,000 people, including children, have been displaced due to the fighting in the past three days alone.

US stocks dip on Europe recession fears

A Europe sliding into recession, however, does little to dent the improving job market in the US.

Ebola death toll rising rapidly – WHO

The death toll now stands at over 4,447 of 8,900 reported infections.

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?