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The BRICS Post - 2017-05-26 - Original post - cached version

China’s GDP beat forecasts in the first quarter of 2017, coming it at 6.9 per cent [Xinhua]

Chinese markets appeared to shrug off the Moody’s ratings downgrade on Thursday and Friday as they rallied, led by the Shanghai Composite which closed up 1....

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-24 - Original post - cached version

South Korea has been keeping its military on high alert since the North began to increase the frequency of its ballistic missile tests and threaten the region [Xinhua]

Newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to overhaul Seoul’s...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-23 - Original post - cached version

China’s C919 can carry 190 passengers for a distance of just over 4,000 km [Xinhua]

Just two weeks after China launched its largest locally manufactured passenger plane the C919, Beijing and Moscow announced a joint initiative to build wide-body...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-23 - Original post - cached version

About 50 people were injured in the blast at Manchester Arena following a concert [Xinhua]

At least 19 people were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday....

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Erdogan secured a narrow win in a referendum on constitutional changes to give the president sweeping new powers earlier last month [Xinhua]

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an official...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-21 - Original post - cached version

In April, Credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgraded South Africa’s rating to junk status [GCIS]

Concern about the health of the South African economy and its impact on the rest of the continent has been mounting in recent days....

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-20 - Original post - cached version

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi before their meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC on 1 March 2017 [Xinhua]

China will closely coordinate with the United States to prepare for the...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Temer’s party has been beset by corruption accusation, potentially derailing his efforts to spearhead a revitalization of Brazil’s economy in 2017? [Xinhua]

Brazil’s currency, the real, which had been making gains against the US dollar over the past...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Putin with Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni in Sochi, Russia on 17 May 2017 [Image: PPIO]

Russia and Italy will expand energy cooperatioN, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a press conference following the talks with Italian Prime Minister...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-16 - Original post - cached version

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that a number of refugees were killed during the air raid allegedly carried out by US-led coalition forces in a Syrian town near the Iraqi border [Xinhua]

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-15 - Original post - cached version

Medical sources say that 115 people have died of cholera in the past two weeks, while thousands of children have been killed in the nearly two year conflict [Xinhua]

A cholera outbreak is sweeping through the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the Ministry of...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-15 - Original post - cached version

4.65 million new jobs were created in China in the first four months of this year, official data showed Monday.

The number was 220,000 higher than the same period last year, China’s National Bureau of Statistics spokesman Xing Zhihong told a news conference on Monday.


The BRICS Post - 2017-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2017 [Xinhua]

In a steady push for its Belt and Road initiative, Chinese ...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been meeting with world leaders ahead of the Belt Road Forum for Cooperation, and has been hoping to boost trade and economic deals around the world [Xinhua]

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with a number of...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-12 - Original post - cached version

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ufa, Russia on 8 July 2015 [Image:]

Russia’s BRICS partner, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the St Petersburg International Economic Forum to be...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-11 - Original post - cached version

File photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Xi has said Beijing is “true in word and resolute in deed” in ties with Moscow, while pushing for intensifying “political support to each other” [PPIO]


The BRICS Post - 2017-05-10 - Original post - cached version

The famous ancient Silk Road served as a corridor for trade and cultural exchanges between Asia and Europe dating back to 2,000 years ago [Xinhua]

A number of countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East are gearing up to attend the Belt and Road...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-09 - Original post - cached version

Russian soldiers march at the Victory Day Parade on May 9th in Moscow, Russia [PPIO]

Russia today marks the end of World War II in Europe and its victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.

This year’s 72nd Victory Day parade included some 10,000...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-08 - Original post - cached version

The UN says the fighting in South Sudan has displaced at least 3.2 million people [Archives/AP]

The United Nations has issued another dire warning about the humanitarian situation in South Sudan saying that about one million children have fled the...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-07 - Original post - cached version

China’s Finance Minister Xiao Jie (R) shakes hands with his Japanese counterpart Taro Aso during the sixth China-Japan bilateral finance dialogue in Yokohama, Japan, May 6, 2017 [Xinhua]

The finance ministers of China and Japan exchanged views on...

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

The Syrian military has been evacuating thousands of civilians who have been fleeing eastern Aleppo and other rebel-held towns [Xinhua]

Iran, Russia and Turkey have agreed on a plan to create safe zones in Syria with the aim of alleviating civilian...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-03 - Original post - cached version

The Turkish Stream project was revived after a rapprochement between Presidents Erdogan and Putin in October 2016 [Xinhua]

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be hosting his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the resort city of Sochi on...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-02 - Original post - cached version

There has been rising tension over disputed islands in the South China Sea [Xinhua]

China’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said it is encouraged by recent statements made by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) regarding ongoing disputes...

The BRICS Post - 2017-05-01 - Original post - cached version

File photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow on 10 May 2015 [PPIO]

Russian President Vladimir Putin will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Tuesday.


The BRICS Post - 2017-04-30 - Original post - cached version

With a range of 400 kilometers, S-400 Triumf is designed to shield from air strikes, strategic, cruise, tactical and operating tactical ballistic missiles and medium-range ballistic missiles [Xinhua]

Turkey has become the latest country to buy...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-29 - Original post - cached version

The introduction of GST will unify the country into one market and enhance production, thereby making the economy more efficient in the medium to long term [Xinhua]

India is on track to become the world’s fourth largest economy in 2022, the...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-28 - Original post - cached version

Draghi insists that ECB policy will not cater to or be affected by political events in Europe [Xinhua]

The European Central Bank has opted not to rock the boat and kept all its policies steady as some investors fear a shift in European politics as a...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-28 - Original post - cached version

File photo of a parade in Hong Kong [Xinhua]

After the European Union urged the Chinese government and Hong Kong to begin electoral reforms, Chinese Foreign Ministry hit back on Thursday telling the EU to stop interfering.

The European...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-26 - Original post - cached version

China’s second aircraft carrier, its deck lined in red flags, launched in Dalian, China on 26 April 2017 [Xinhua]

China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier Wednesday morning in northeast China’s Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province...

The BRICS Post - 2017-04-25 - Original post - cached version

China’s economy has grown at a rate of 6.7 per cent so far this year, falling within government forecasts of GDP growth in the 6.5 to 7 per cent range. But some fear that a cooling of the economy could dent automotive sales growth in 2017 [Xinhua]


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...


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