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BRICS Opinion

Bongani Mbindwane

South Africa’s Opposition See Eye to Eye with Trump

The official opposition in South Africa seems to be aligning its diplomatic politics with the new American president Donald Trump over Taiwan and Israel.


Shaheli Das

China-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Demystifying the Relationship

Sino-Brazil ties shifted from merely upgraded economic and military cooperation to a partnership that has imperative global implications, writes Shaheli Das.


Dr. Flavia Bustreo

The Building BRICS for a Healthier Future

BRICS commitment to improving their people's standard of living make them an important multilateral forum for encouraging global health cooperation.


He Yafei

Re-globalization Heralds an Emerging New World Order

Nations hijacked by domestic politics will become roadblocks in “reglobalization”, warns former Chinese cabinet minister.


Firas Al-Atraqchi

With Fidel Castro gone, the age of revolution ends

It wasn't US policy or presidential threats or the assassin's bullet that brought Fidel down - it was the inescapability of old age.

BRICS News

New Ukraine ceasefire to begin Monday – Lavrov

New Ukraine ceasefire to begin Monday – Lavrov

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that both sides must abide by the Minsk Protocol.

Moody’s upgrades Russia’s sovereign rating to stable

Moody’s upgrades Russia’s sovereign rating to stable

"The Russian economy is now recovering after a nearly two-year-long recession," the ratings agency says.

China pushes for open world economy

China pushes for open world economy

Chinese FM Wang Yi said China and Europe should safeguard trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.

Lavrov, Tillerson agree to boost cooperation

Lavrov, Tillerson agree to boost cooperation

The top American and Russian diplomats agreed to cooperate on critical global security issues.

India-Russia arms deals to increase in 2017

India-Russia arms deals to increase in 2017

India and Russia have for the past 70 years signed dozens of defense contracts.

Emerging markets see billions in inflow

Emerging markets see billions in inflow

Currencies and stocks also gained in most of the tracked 26 emerging economies.

In-Depth

South Africa's State of the Nation Address fell into 'shameful theatrics'

Some fear that South Africa is becoming increasingly divided.




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Q&A

UN to increase cooperation with China

Xi is set to attend the World Economic Forum, making him the first Chinese head of state to do so.

Q&A: The Syrian humanitarian crisis

Aleppo is just the place from where we can start the conversation and, hopefully, extend it to every place where civilians are at risk.

Inside Track

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Meanwhile, 2016 was declared the hottest year on record since measurements were taken in 1880.

BRICS Social

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

An increasing number of Chinese are going online for entertainment, gaming and reading, an annual industry report says.

Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

Brazil's Temer and India's Modi are the most frequent Twitter users among BRICS leaders.

BRICS Business

Moody’s upgrades Russia’s sovereign rating to stable

Moody’s upgrades Russia’s sovereign rating to stable

"The Russian economy is now recovering after a nearly two-year-long recession," the ratings agency says.

Emerging markets see billions in inflow

Emerging markets see billions in inflow

Currencies and stocks also gained in most of the tracked 26 emerging economies.

US stocks to extend rally

US stocks to extend rally

Trump's pledge to increase infrastructure spending and lower corporate taxes, has renewed Q4's rally.

World News

Mattis reinforces US support in UAE

The UAE is part of a US-led coalition which has carried out hundreds of air raids against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

New Ukraine ceasefire to begin Monday – Lavrov

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that both sides must abide by the Minsk Protocol.

Inflation catches up with UK consumers

January's inflation was at 1.8 per cent - a 30-month high, which is discouraging retail sales.

China pushes for open world economy

Chinese FM Wang Yi said China and Europe should safeguard trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.