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Hanief Haider

How the media spins today’s South Africa

Hanief Haider questions why certain sections of SA media are more inclined toward foreign capital than Black economic empowerment.


Meena Singh Roy

Modi’s Visit to Iran: Re-Building the Strategic Partnership

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran has opened a new chapter of cooperation between India and Iran, writes Roy.


Leila DeVriese

Counteracting ‘Daesh’: Lessons from Paris

Semantics and social media narratives are crucial battlegrounds in the war against terrorism, says Professor DeVriese.


Lirong Liu

EU’s refusal to grant China MES would affect ties

Prof. Lirong argues that the EU must consider lowering of trade defences to Chinese imports.


He Yafei

South China Sea dispute: China must step up public diplomacy

South China Sea “stories” told by Western media and so-called experts are either twisted or groundless, writes a former Chinese Minister.

BRICS News

Unclear if EU will renew sanctions against Russia: German FM

Unclear if EU will renew sanctions against Russia: German FM

For sanctions to be extended beyond July, all 28 EU members would have to be in agreement.

China the best of the BRICS in IMD Competitiveness ranking

China the best of the BRICS in IMD Competitiveness ranking

India's global competitiveness rank rose three notches to 41 from a year ago although China still managed to beat it

Chinese firm announces $25mn expansion of newly-acquired Australian port

Chinese firm announces $25mn expansion of newly-acquired Australian port

The deal, underlining the growing China-Australia economic ties, has come under the scanner of Washington.

China’s PBOC pumps more money into market

China’s PBOC pumps more money into market

The yuan weakened 294 basis points on Monday to 6.5784 against the US dollar, the lowest level since February 2011.

Greece can be bridge between EU & Russia: Tsipras

Greece can be bridge between EU & Russia: Tsipras

"The vicious circle of militarisation, of Cold War rhetoric and of sanctions is not productive", the Greek Premier said during

WHO: No moving Olympics from Rio

WHO: No moving Olympics from Rio

WHO and the CDC say cancelling the Games won't significantly alter the spread of the disease.

In-Depth

2015: The year of blaming China?

Despite slowing growth, China is on the move consolidating its position as a global economic power.




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Q&A

Brazil: Building prospects through trade

Commerzbank's Krieger says making important changes to Brazil's trade approach will boost potential for economic revival.

World played with fire in Syria, scholar says

Author and journalist John Rosenthal says Western media didn't want to hear dissenting narratives on Syria.

Inside Track

South China Sea tensions could overshadow G7 meet

South China Sea tensions could overshadow G7 meet

The foreign ministry in Beijing criticizes Obama's remarks about territorial disputes in the region.

BRICS Social

China box office revenue up 51% in 1st quarter

China box office revenue up 51% in 1st quarter

China boasts of about 31630 movie screens. The country added 8035 new screens in 2015.

Zika can not defeat Olympics in Brazil: Rousseff

Zika can not defeat Olympics in Brazil: Rousseff

Brazil's President on Saturday vowed her country would host a successful Olympic Games this year despite the outbreak of the virus.

BRICS Business

China’s PBOC pumps more money into market

China’s PBOC pumps more money into market

The yuan weakened 294 basis points on Monday to 6.5784 against the US dollar, the lowest level since February 2011.

South African leading indicator may herald turning point

South African leading indicator may herald turning point

March leading indicator increased by 0.3% month on month.

Oil nears $50 mark

Oil nears $50 mark

The wildfires in Canada and the security situation in the Middle East has slashed output.

World News

Rights groups: Conviction of Chadian dictator a major victory

It took some 26 years and the accounts of more than 60 of his victims to bring Habré to trial and conviction.

Are markets ready for a US rate hike?

A rate hike is likely before September, some believe, as the Fed looks for more positive signs from the economy.

WHO: No moving Olympics from Rio

WHO and the CDC say cancelling the Games won't significantly alter the spread of the disease.

UN, agencies fear for civilians trapped in Fallujah

The UN estimates that there are as many as 50,000 civilians who are unable to leave the city.