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Rachit Ranjan

EU-India BTIA: A modern example of the classic north-south divide

The EU has again resorted to arm-twisting tactics with its recent ban on 700 pharma products made in India, writes analyst Rachit Ranjan.


Minghao Zhao

The South China Sea’s simmering crisis

The South China Sea issue is a complex, thorny problem that threatens the relationship among Beijing, Washington and Tokyo, writes Chinese foreign policy expert Zhao.


Amy Yuan Zhuang

Chinese equity sell-off could spark a chain reaction

Amy Yuan Zhuang analyses the Chinese stock market plunge.


Simon J. Evenett

The BRICS on Trade in Ufa: Mixed Signals

While the BRICS are right in criticising the protectionism of developed economies, they must look inwards as well, writes Evenett.


Bongani Mbindwane

Ufa: World leaders stress global governance reforms

With 14 heads of state in attendance it's no surprise that a new “polycentric world order” emerges in Ufa, writes Mbindwane.

BRICS News

El-Sissi seeks boost in Chinese industrial investments

El-Sissi seeks boost in Chinese industrial investments

The president said that Cairo will do its utmost to facilitate the ease of Chinese investors doing business in Egypt.

BRICS actively pushing for IMF reforms blocked by US: Lavrov

BRICS actively pushing for IMF reforms blocked by US: Lavrov

BRICS foreign Ministers will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September in New York.

India waives retrospective tax on foreign funds after record selloff

India waives retrospective tax on foreign funds after record selloff

Foreign institutional investors (FII) sold a net 168.77 billion rupees ($2.55 billion) in Indian shares in August.

China unveils $9.4 bn fund for smaller firms

China unveils $9.4 bn fund for smaller firms

Credit conditions have remained tight for SMEs, despite a series of policy easing.

Google has case to answer, says India antitrust watchdog

Google has case to answer, says India antitrust watchdog

The Competition Commission of India has the powers to levy appropriate penalties, including a fine of up to 10 per

China ascendancy the rule in global markets: India top economic aide

China ascendancy the rule in global markets: India top economic aide

India, the government’s top advisor argued, must support China’s bid to include its currency in the IMF’s basket of reserve

In-Depth

South African mining industry in trouble - minister

The mining industry will shed thousands of jobs, but other sectors also face challenges, leading economists say.




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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

‘BRICS youth policy’ to be unveiled on Monday

‘BRICS youth policy’ to be unveiled on Monday

The Russian city of Kazan is hosting the first BRICS Youth Summit from 4-7 July.

BRICS civil society drafts goals for leaders summit

BRICS civil society drafts goals for leaders summit

Governments in Russia, China and India have in recent years seen an uneasy relationship with civil society and advocacy groups.

BRICS Business

India waives retrospective tax on foreign funds after record selloff

India waives retrospective tax on foreign funds after record selloff

Foreign institutional investors (FII) sold a net 168.77 billion rupees ($2.55 billion) in Indian shares in August.

China unveils $9.4 bn fund for smaller firms

China unveils $9.4 bn fund for smaller firms

Credit conditions have remained tight for SMEs, despite a series of policy easing.

Google has case to answer, says India antitrust watchdog

Google has case to answer, says India antitrust watchdog

The Competition Commission of India has the powers to levy appropriate penalties, including a fine of up to 10 per cent

World News

El-Sissi seeks boost in Chinese industrial investments

The president said that Cairo will do its utmost to facilitate the ease of Chinese investors doing business in Egypt.

EU-India BTIA: A modern example of the classic north-south divide

The EU has again resorted to arm-twisting tactics with its recent ban on 700 pharma products made in India, writes analyst Rachit Ranjan.

Russia, Venezuela to discuss oil glut

OPEC says it is open to discussing the year-on-year drastic drop in oil prices with other producers.

Tsipras urges Greeks to vote Syriza

Many polled Greeks said they fear a snap election could backfire and once again threaten Athens' place in the EU.

Who do you think is to blame for Greece's current financial crisis with the EU?