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BRICS Opinion

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.


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.

BRICS News

Nepal appeals for aid as death toll rises

Nepal appeals for aid as death toll rises

According to relief groups, many areas of Nepal were without electricity and water since the quake.

Putin, Zuma send condolences, Russia readies rescue team for Nepal

Putin, Zuma send condolences, Russia readies rescue team for Nepal

The death toll in Nepal is still rising and hundreds are reported missing.

UN Chief to attend Russia Victory Day celebrations: Reports

UN Chief to attend Russia Victory Day celebrations: Reports

Russia’s Red Army lost 8.5 million troops in the war.

Indian PM assures help after Nepal earthquake

Indian PM assures help after Nepal earthquake

Tremors were felt in New Delhi as well as northern Indian states.

Farmers need Formal Financing: India Central Bank chief

Farmers need Formal Financing: India Central Bank chief

Millions of small farmers are struggling to survive as erratic weather hits their only source of income.

China-Russia hold security meet on north-east Asia

China-Russia hold security meet on north-east Asia

China, Japan and South Korea are key north-east Asian countries.

In-Depth

US Defense official seeks 'rebalance' in Asia-Pacific

In the past few years, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam have contested Chinese maritime claims.




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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

Fallujah or Mosul? Iraq mulls next steps

Fallujah or Mosul? Iraq mulls next steps

US military commanders would rather focus on preparing for an all-out assault against Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province.

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

Russia, China set up $200mn venture capital fund, robotics center

Russia, China set up $200mn venture capital fund, robotics center

The agreement comes ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia on 8 May.

Indian rupee falls to 3-1/2-month low, stocks plunge

Indian rupee falls to 3-1/2-month low, stocks plunge

Indian equities plunged the most in four weeks and the rupee dropped to a three and a half-month low in early

China shares rise after stimulus injection

China shares rise after stimulus injection

China's Central Bank decided to cut the amount of cash banks must hold as reserves by one per cent from April

World News

Nepal appeals for aid as death toll rises

According to relief groups, many areas of Nepal were without electricity and water since the quake.

Putin, Zuma send condolences, Russia readies rescue team for Nepal

The death toll in Nepal is still rising and hundreds are reported missing.

EU prepares military option against traffickers

Cameron pledged to dispatch a Royal Navy flagship, three helicopters and two patrol ships to assist Greece and Italy.

HRW: Captive Muslims in CAR must be freed

On Sunday, the UN said that its peacekeepers had rescued 21 ethnic Fulani Muslims who had been captured by the anti-Balaka in 2014.

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?