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BRICS Opinion

Oliver Stuenkel

As Western power diminishes, BRICS rises

The recently concluded BRICS Summit was a resounding success, writes Stuenkel.


Anthony W. Pereira

The “B” in BRICS: Beautiful or Bombastic?

Brazil's criticism of the undemocratic nature of global governance is valid, writes Dr. Pereira.


Ajai Shukla

Mr. Modi’s agenda in Brazil

The new Indian Prime Minister needs to return India to a trajectory of robust economic and military growth, writes Shukla.


Hu Shuli

China seeks to modify global governance through BRICS

It is unrealistic to expect emerging economies and developing countries like China to remain on their old development path.


Georgy Toloraya

BRICS increasingly seen as a 21st Century alternative

The BRICS New Development Bank is a promising and strategically significant undertaking, says Georgy Toloraya.

BRICS News

Moscow creates team of experts for MH17 probe

Moscow creates team of experts for MH17 probe

Australia, Holland and Russia's leaders agreed to maintain "effective coordination through their foreign ministries and within the UN".

China: Industrial business profits show increase

China: Industrial business profits show increase

June statistics showed that industrial firms registered some 588 billion yuan ($94 billion) in profits, up by 17.9 per cent

China begins shutting down coal-power polluters

China begins shutting down coal-power polluters

China hopes to launch four gas-powered power plants to replace ones dependent on low-quality coal energy production.

Brazil Central Bank eases loan restrictions

Brazil Central Bank eases loan restrictions

"The central bank decided to adopt measures to improve the distribution of liquidity in the economy," a statement said.

US sets anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar imports

US sets anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar imports

China's Trina Solar could be facing total import duties of 30 per cent and Suntech Power nearly 50 per cent.

Russia to cooperate with MH17 probe

Russia to cooperate with MH17 probe

Moscow needs to “constructively support” the probe process of the MH17 crash, said the EU Ambassador to Russia.

In-Depth

Egypt election: El-Sissi likely to win despite dissatisfied, divided youth

Although he won popular support after the January 2011 uprising, his rival Hamdeen Sabahi is expected to lose, say most poll numbers.

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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

Injuries, ‘tiredness’ ahead of World Cup kickoff

Injuries, ‘tiredness’ ahead of World Cup kickoff

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter blamed the lengthy European round of championships for the large number of injuries.

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: Industrial business profits show increase

China: Industrial business profits show increase

June statistics showed that industrial firms registered some 588 billion yuan ($94 billion) in profits, up by 17.9 per cent year

US sets anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar imports

US sets anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar imports

China's Trina Solar could be facing total import duties of 30 per cent and Suntech Power nearly 50 per cent.

Indian govt raises FDI insurance cap to 49%

Indian govt raises FDI insurance cap to 49%

The long-pending bill was stalled in the Indian Parliament because of opposition from several political parties, including the now-ruling BJP.

World News

UNSC calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

The UN and US have continued to back an Egyptian ceasefire initiative - endorsed by the Arab League - which was ignored by Hamas last week.

Ebola has killed hundreds in W Africa – WHO

On Friday, Nigeria reported its first Ebola-related death - a Liberian man who had traveled to Lagos on a commercial airliner last week.

US evacuates embassy in Libya

Libya has urged militias pull back from confrontation, but without a national army or effective security force, its warnings have fallen on deaf ears.

BRICS countries vote for Gaza ‘war crimes’ probe

"There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated," UN Human Rights chief says.

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?