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BRICS Opinion

Lia Baker Valls Pereira

There is a need for a BRICS ratings agency

The 2008 financial crisis reinforced the growing list of people unhappy with the three primary western credit rating agencies, writes Prof. Pereira.


Russell Merryman

UK election: Polls predict deadlock – and a potential electoral crisis

The advent of coalition politics in the UK, and the rise of the nationalists, signals a post-poll fallout that is likely more exciting than the election itself.


Ernesto Lozardo

Brazil: In the middle of a great storm

Democratic demonstrations in Brazil protesting graft and slowing growth shows country not in disarray, writes a Brazilian economist.

Asia-Africa synergy crucial for south-south ties

At Asia Africa Summit, leaders endorse a "new type of global partnership", writes a Chinese foreign policy expert.


Elena Lazarou

Brazil uses BRICS Presidency for key foreign policy goals

In pushing for a multi-polar world order, Brazil's foreign policy has been consistent with its BRICS leadership.

BRICS News

Zuma invokes solidarity on AfricaDay: “Shall remain one people”

Zuma invokes solidarity on AfricaDay: “Shall remain one people”

Zuma’s speech was aimed at reassuring foreigners that attacks against immigrants have stopped.

Hundreds die in Indian heatwave

Hundreds die in Indian heatwave

Indian Meteorological Department forecasters have said the mercury will continue its upward trend in the next few days.

Thaw in ties as Xi attends Sino-Japan event

Thaw in ties as Xi attends Sino-Japan event

Japan recently ended a ban that has kept the Japanese military from fighting abroad.

Brazil announces $22.6 bn budget cuts

Brazil announces $22.6 bn budget cuts

Brazil is currently facing an economic downturn, with an overall budget gap estimated at 6.7 per cent of GDP.

China-Russia naval drills end in Mediterranean

China-Russia naval drills end in Mediterranean

The drills came at a time when Moscow seeks to further strengthen coordination with its main ally.

Members of China-led Asian bank discuss share-holding

Members of China-led Asian bank discuss share-holding

All the five members of BRICS are founding members of the AIIB as well.

In-Depth

Cameron defies polls, wins outright majority

It would not be the first time that the polls have underestimated support for the Conservatives.




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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

Brazil refutes charges of corruption in football team selection

Brazil refutes charges of corruption in football team selection

A news report claims a company based in the Cayman Islands, has influenced team selection since signing a contract with the CBF in 2006.

40-day Spring Festival travel season begins in China

40-day Spring Festival travel season begins in China

The official spring festival is known for ancestor worship and family reunion dinners.

BRICS Business

Brazil announces $22.6 bn budget cuts

Brazil announces $22.6 bn budget cuts

Brazil is currently facing an economic downturn, with an overall budget gap estimated at 6.7 per cent of GDP.

Ahead of 2016 Olympics, Chinese Premier visits Rio

Ahead of 2016 Olympics, Chinese Premier visits Rio

China-Brazil trade reached $86.7 billion in 2014.

China to resume Indian rapeseed imports, first in 3 years

China to resume Indian rapeseed imports, first in 3 years

Indian rapeseed meal tends to suffer from quality issues, but it is cheaper than both Canadian and domestic Chinese supplies.

World News

ISIL controls all Iraq-Syria border crossings

Tribal leaders said that ISIL had broken through a Shia militia and Iraqi army defensive perimeter near the Habbaniyah military base.

No interest rate hike in June, Fed says

Disappointing first quarter GDP growth contributed to the Fed's change of tone regarding interest rates.

Oil prices rise on Mideast violence, but …

Speculation in energy markets comes ahead of an OPEC meeting, which experts say will be critical in determining which way prices go.

Boko Haram recapture city in Nigeria’s north

On Friday and Saturday, Boko Haram also attacked villages on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

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?