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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.


Xu Guangyu

China’s defense spending: Facts Vs Hyperbole

The sensationalizing of China's military spending as a "threat" is absurd, writes a former PLA general.


Lode Vanoost

EU and Russia: No option but peace and coexistence

Closer EU-Russia relations would create a nightmare scenario for the Washington elite, writes a former Belgian lawmaker.


Ernesto Lozardo

A new economic blueprint for Brazil’s Rousseff

During the President's 2nd term in office she has to manage a painful but realistic reversal in policy, writes a Brazilian economist.


Nikhil Dey

India’s Looming Land Wars

India's future will be determined by the changing relationship between farmers, corporations, and the government, as an amended law is used and abused across India, writes Dey.

BRICS News

China-Russia FMs discuss Yemen crisis

China-Russia FMs discuss Yemen crisis

China sent a naval fleet on an escort mission in Gulf of Aden, to help evacuate Chinese nationals from war-torn

LeeKuanYew among tallest leaders of our times: Indian PM in Singapore

LeeKuanYew among tallest leaders of our times: Indian PM in Singapore

Critics and human rights groups have condemned Lee's iron-fisted rule of his country where political opponents were exiled.

Russia joins China-led Asian Bank

Russia joins China-led Asian Bank

GDP will be the basic parameter in determining share allocation among member countries in the Bank.

Energy imports must be cut by 10% by 2022: Indian PM

Energy imports must be cut by 10% by 2022: Indian PM

India imports about 80 per cent of its daily crude oil requirements.

China-Russia working on joint anti-graft drive

China-Russia working on joint anti-graft drive

Corruption has jeopardized economic growth and led to a growing divide between the rich and the poor of the countries.

China trade accounts for 5.5% of Australia GDP: Report

China trade accounts for 5.5% of Australia GDP: Report

The trade report was presented in Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday.

In-Depth

European stocks - a good buy?

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey found that they were "significantly more positive on the outlook for Europe".




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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

Israel-US rift deepens

Israel-US rift deepens

Ties are frayed over US comments that progress has been made in nuclear talks with Iran.

BRICS Social

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.

Russian drama Leviathan wins best foreign language film at Golden Globes

Russian drama Leviathan wins best foreign language film at Golden Globes

“Leviathan” is a compelling tragic drama of corruption and intimidation set in contemporary Russia.

BRICS Business

Energy imports must be cut by 10% by 2022: Indian PM

Energy imports must be cut by 10% by 2022: Indian PM

India imports about 80 per cent of its daily crude oil requirements.

China trade accounts for 5.5% of Australia GDP: Report

China trade accounts for 5.5% of Australia GDP: Report

The trade report was presented in Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday.

Li vows reforms to help Yuan be World’s 5th Reserve Currency

Li vows reforms to help Yuan be World’s 5th Reserve Currency

Li met IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Beijing on Monday.

World News

Iran, US race to bridge gap on nuclear deal

If Iran, the US and the remaining members of the P5+1 fail to reach a deal by then, there is a possibility talks may be delayed for

European stocks – a good buy?

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey found that they were "significantly more positive on the outlook for Europe".

Saudi Arabian air force hits Houthi positions

Egypt said it would mobilize its ground, naval and air forces to take part in the military operations

Ghani warns US of ISIL threat in Afghanistan

The Obama Administration announced that it would pause the gradual withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

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?