The BRICS Post

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-24 - Original post - cached version

China is moving from an export-based economy to one that is driven by domestic products and services [Xinhua]

Chinese authorities are looking for ways to fast-track economic reform, moving focus from an economy that is based on manufacturing and...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-23 - Original post - cached version

International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde (L) talks to US Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen (R) at a breakfast meeting at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC on 22 April, 2017 [Image: IMF]

Days after US President Donald Trump signed a “...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Abe and Putin during a bilateral summit in Nagato, Japan on 15 December 2016 [Image: PPIO]

Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Moscow trip, media reports say Japan and Russia are developing 20 joint projects in several sectors, including...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-21 - Original post - cached version

With economic sanctions removed and its forces increasingly playing a role in neighbouring countries, Iran is enjoying a resurgence of power and influence not seen since the 1970s [Xinhua]

In less than two weeks, the Trump administration has done an...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-20 - Original post - cached version

File photo of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi [Xinhua]

Chinese and Iranian firms will ink contracts for a nuclear plant’s redesign on Sunday in Vienna, a spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

“The signing of this...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-20 - Original post - cached version

BRICS countries represent 43 per cent of the world’s population [Xinhua]

China will work with the other four BRICS countries to put in place an action plan for skills-training to increase productivity and reduce poverty, a top Chinese official said...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Assad now controls all of Syria’s most populous cities in the country’s west [Xinhua]

The Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation delivered 4.8 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Syrian province of Aleppo within the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Brazil’s Central Bank is expected to continue monetary easing policy into 2018 [Xinhua]

Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles has hailed recent economic activity data as a sign that the country is solidly moving out of recession.

The Central...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Dubbed ‘One Belt, One Road,’ the plan is to revive an ancient trading route stretching from Asia to Europe [Xinhua]

28 heads of state and government leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, have confirmed they will attend the Belt and...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-17 - Original post - cached version

World powers accuse North Korea of pursuing a nuclear and ballistic weapons program in violation of UN sanctions [Xinhua]

China and the United States are to work closer together regarding the North Korean missile crisis according to a senior security advisor...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-17 - Original post - cached version

Industrial output rose 7.6 percent last month from a year earlier [Xinhua]

China’s economy posted a forecast-beating growth rate in the first quarter of 2017, with GDP up 6.9 per cent from a year ago, official data showed Monday.

The reading,...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-16 - Original post - cached version

Lavrov, hosted Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Moscow on 15 April 2017 [Image: MFA, Russia]

The foreign ministers of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, and Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, met on Saturday in...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-14 - Original post - cached version

China and Egypt have long enjoyed strong close ties; in September, President Sisi was one of a handful of leaders invited to the G20 Summit in China [Xinhua]

China and Egypt have issued a statement endorsing the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-14 - Original post - cached version

File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un [Xinhua]

China on Friday warned that no one would win if there was war on the Korean Peninsula, advising against anything that could escalate the situation.

“We urge all parties to refrain from...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-13 - Original post - cached version

BRICS special envoys meeting on Middle East in Vishakapatnam, India, 11 to 12 Apr 2017 [GCIS]

A two-day meeting of BRICS special envoys on Middle-East concluded in India after discussions on coordinated approaches to the crises in Syria, Iraq and...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-12 - Original post - cached version

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov welcomes US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow on 12 April 2017 [Image: MFA, Russia]

A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he believed Washington plans more missile strikes against Syria, US...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-12 - Original post - cached version

South African President Jacob Zuma, alongwith cabinet members, in talks with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Al Thani in Pretoria, South Africa on 11th April 2017 [Image: GCIS]

South African President Jacob Zuma met Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-11 - Original post - cached version

Mourning is difficult. And national mourning is harder still.

On Sunday, we woke up expecting the full swing of Egypt’s Palm Sunday celebrations, but any anticipation of such a day quickly dissolved as news of two church bombings seized the country.

At approximately 09:30 am, an...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-11 - Original post - cached version

BRICS leaders at the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa, India on 16 October 2016 [Image: BRICS2016]

Even as the Group of Seven major global powers meet on Tuesday in a push to isolate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Damascus has praised the “balanced stand”...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-10 - Original post - cached version

South Africa remains a lucrative buy, experts at a local conference said, despite the ratings downgrade. File photo: The Mall of Africa in Midrand, near Johannesburg, South Africa [Xinhua]

The rand continued to slide against the US dollar a week...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-09 - Original post - cached version

On March 30, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson commented during a trip to Turkey, that the long-term status of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad would be “decided by the Syrian people”. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN reiterated his point on the same day: “Our priority is no longer to...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-08 - Original post - cached version

China State TV carried full coverage of the Trump-Xi summit April 6 and 7

Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home late Saturday after a successful trip to the US, where he met with President Donald Trump.

The White House quoted Trump as saying that...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-08 - Original post - cached version

Liu Jieyi (C, front), China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, addresses a Security Council emergency session on the situation in Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, on April 7, 2017 [Xinhua]

At an emergency session of the UN...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-07 - Original post - cached version

Entire cities have been destroyed by six years of intense warfare in Syria [Xinhua]

Russia has called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting after US missile strikes against a Syrian airfield killed atleast five Syrian troops and nearly...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-06 - Original post - cached version

China has warned the US not to exacerbate tensions on the Korean Peninsula by deploying advanced anti-missile batteries in South Korea [Image: Archives]

When Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with US President Donald Trump on Thursday it couldn’t...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-06 - Original post - cached version

Both China and India have ambitious space programs in place, while Russia continues to run the world’s only reliable “space taxi” after the US retired its space shuttles in 2011 [Xinhua]

BRICS countries are looking to build space science cooperation...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-05 - Original post - cached version

The State Council wants to ensure employment opportunities for the young and those who are graduating into the work force [Xinhua]

With a focus on continued economic reforms China’s State Council on Wednesday put forth a plan to ensure development...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-04 - Original post - cached version

Flags flew half mast in Russia as the country mourned at least 14 killed in the St. Petersburg suicide bombing [Xinhua]

The death toll from the St. Petersburg metro bombing rose overnight Tuesday to 14 with dozens dead as investigators identified a...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-03 - Original post - cached version

Russian local TV stations broadcast images of the metro line blast showing the facade of one of the cars completely blown off. Authorities have labelled the blast a terrorist attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a full investigation into a...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-03 - Original post - cached version

69 train coaches will be produced by CRRC Dalian for subway operations in Nagpur, the largest city in central India [Xinhua]

China’s top train maker CRRC Corporation has acquired a subway train order from Nagpur, India, the company said Sunday.

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-02 - Original post - cached version

Trump, who has taken a harsh stance on China’s trade practices, last week tweeted that the meeting “will be a very difficult one”, citing massive trade deficits and American job losses [Xinhua]

Ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between Chinese...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-01 - Original post - cached version

The first president of the New Development Bank K. V. Kamath speaks at the 2nd annual meet of the new lender in New Delhi on 1 April 2017 [Image: BRICS Business Council]

The New development bank set up by the BRICS is holding its second annual meet...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-31 - Original post - cached version

It’s been a difficult few months for Zuma but his cabinet reshuffle will likely rock markets [Xinhua]

President Jacob Zuma announced a cabinet reshuffle shortly after midnight on March 31 in which five minsters were removed from cabinet and five ministers...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-28 - Original post - cached version

On annual basis, the current account deficit narrowed to 3.3 per cent of GDP in 2016 from 4.4 per cent in 2015

The South African current account deficit on the balance of payments narrowed to 5.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) on a seasonally...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-27 - Original post - cached version

OPEC total production declines would have been stronger had it not been increased output from Iran and Nigeria [Xinhua]

There is growing momentum that an agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC members to curb oil production output be extended another...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-26 - Original post - cached version

The meat export industry is a major cash cow for Brazil [Xinhua]

China on Saturday lifted an import ban on Brazilian meat after a two-year investigation into an alleged bribery scandal there revealed that inspectors were paid to forgo health...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said that the world’s economic powers cannot afford to close their doors to free trade [Xinhua]

In a testament of growing bilateral ties, Australia and China pledged on Thursday to safeguard globalization and free...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-22 - Original post - cached version

Jack Ma founded Alibaba in 1999. In September 2014, it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the world’s biggest IPO [Xinhua]

Jack Ma, the chairman of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, joined Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to inaugurate...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-21 - Original post - cached version

This Russian fighter jet is one of many SU-24s deployed at an air base in Latakia, Syria [Xinhua]

The marketability of Russian military hardware has been given a boost because of their performance in the Syrian theater of operations, said a military...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-21 - Original post - cached version

High drug costs and a lack of access to the most recent treatments is a major flashpoint in China [Xinhua]

China is considering taking measures to shorten the time to market for approved imported drugs, the Food and Drug administration said in a...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Strong data from mining and manufacturing helped boost the South African economy in Q2, but the economy slipped in Q4 [Xinhua]

Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings (S&P) expects better economic growth in BRICS countries this year as Brazil and...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-20 - Original post - cached version

The combined Vodafone-Idea group are set to become India’s largest telecom operation with almost 400 million customers, or 35 per cent market share [File photo]

Heralding the making of India’s largest telecom player, UK’s Vodafone group and Indian...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-19 - Original post - cached version

North Korean leader Kim Jung Un is said to have supervised the latest missile engine test [Xinhua]

Chinese President Xi Jinping has hailed cooperation with Washington following his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as the two...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-17 - Original post - cached version

Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) holds talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (3rd R) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 19, 2016 [Xinhua]

Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is on a three-day visit to China, has fully...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-16 - Original post - cached version

Russia and Saudi Arabia may be forced to push for more oil production cuts during an OPEC meeting in Vienna in May [Xinhua]

Vagit Alekperov, the president of Russia’s largest energy company Lukoil, is encouraging OPEC and non-OPEC countries to...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-15 - Original post - cached version

Trade ties have significantly improved since Xi called Duterte’s October visit to Beijing a “milestone” in China-Philippine relations [Xinhua]

China and the Philippines signed a $1.7 billion deal that would see Manila’s agricultural exports boosted...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-14 - Original post - cached version

A slew of data shows that the Chinese economy is regaining momentum of years past [Xinhua]

Goldman Sachs chief China strategist Kinger Lau has told Chinese media that the flow of investment fund from China to Hong Kong will jump by nearly 70 per...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-13 - Original post - cached version

The Liaoning has been carrying out drills in the South China Sea since early December [Xinhua]

Chinese President Xi Jinping told the third plenary of the National People’s Congress on Sunday that a key goal of his government is to consistently...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-12 - Original post - cached version

Venezuelans attend a book fair in the capital Caracas. Many say they cannot afford the most basic daily staples due to surging inflation [Xinhua]

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Jesus Faria told business leaders during a summit...

The BRICS Post - 2017-03-11 - Original post - cached version

Children have been the most affected by years of siege and war in Syria [Xinhua]

More than 36 tons of humanitarian aid, including clothes, food and medicines have been delivered to needy Syrians throughout the country in the past nine days, the...


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