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The BRICS Post - 2018-06-20 - Original post - cached version

African nations are strong emerging markets and new technologies in finance and banking can help keep that dynamo going, experts in Kigali, Rwanda said today

World economic experts speaking at the 25th session of the African Regional Conference for the...

The BRICS Post - 2018-06-16 - Original post - cached version

File photo of US President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping. It is unclear how the tariffs will affect their warm relationship

China on Saturday continued its second day of harsh criticism of the Trump administration for imposing tariffs set to...

The BRICS Post - 2018-06-13 - Original post - cached version

With only a few hours till the beginning of the sporting world’s most important event – the FIFA World Cup 2018 – in Russia, millions of people around the globe are preparing for what promises to be an exciting edition of the football extravaganza.

Running June 14 to July 15, this...

The BRICS Post - 2018-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Trump agreed with Kim that there were road bumps on the path to the summit, but that these were overcome

China, which has played a key role in bridging the gap between Pyongyang and Washington and has been praised by the White House for its efforts, on...

The BRICS Post - 2018-06-08 - Original post - cached version

Emerging market currencies have been rattled by the prospects of a trade war between the US and major advanced economies

Despite assurances from Brazilian President Michel Temer that the currency real was not in crisis devaluation, it slipped further on...

The BRICS Post - 2018-06-08 - Original post - cached version


Putin and Xi Jinping have cemented not only trade ties but found common ground on political issues as well [PPIO]

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday awarded one of the highest state honors to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Golden Hall...

The BRICS Post - 2018-06-02 - Original post - cached version

Beijing has strongly criticized the Trump administration for pushing tariffs on billions of dollars of imported goods from China but said it would fight to the end to protect its interests

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been downplaying the...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-30 - Original post - cached version

China’s got the long-term arc and it’s playing everybody, says US Senator Elizabeth Warren

US Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday praised Chinese leaders for their forward-thinking agenda in mapping out a way to the future.

During a segment...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-27 - Original post - cached version


A peace treaty, including resolution of the Kuril Islands dispute, has eluded both countries [Image: PPIO]

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that finalizing a peace treaty with Japan would be in the best interests of both countries....

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-24 - Original post - cached version


The two leaders are trying to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump announced that he would be withdrawing from the deal [PPIO]

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in St Petersburg, Russia on Thursday and met with...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Much has been said about US President Donald Trump leaving the Iran deal: that this is in blatant disregard of basic rules of the international law on treaties and that this is the behavior of the bully, profoundly disrespectful towards the other partners in the treaty – France, Great-Britain,...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-21 - Original post - cached version


File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has sold more arms to India than any other country [Image: PPIO]

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sochi, Russia today for informal talks...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Focus is on “hidden gems” to promote small business sector


Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom highlighted continental tourism data rather than South African data. There were exhibitors from 23 African countries [PREUSS]

Africa’s Travel Indaba in...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-16 - Original post - cached version


Russia’s modern supersonic and high-altitude weapons will force the West to take it seriously, Putin has said [PPIO]

Russian President Vladimir has said that a global balance of power is a necessity to ensure security and stability around the world...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-14 - Original post - cached version

The UN Security Council is expected to meet to investigate the high number of Palestinian casualties in Gaza on Monday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Monday a historic great day of peace in acknowledgement of the US embassy formally...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-12 - Original post - cached version

On April 7, images showing children being frantically hosed off in what was described as a suspected chemical attack in the district of Douma, Syria were beamed across the world.

The Russians and the Syrians claimed it was staged by a humanitarian organization called the White Helmets....

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-12 - Original post - cached version


Merkel will hold talks with Putin next week during an official trip to Russia [PPIO]

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Iran nuclear deal after Washington announced it was violating the peace agreement...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-10 - Original post - cached version


From right to left: Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Tokyo, Japan on 9 May 2018 [Image: Prime Minister’s Office of Japan]

After tripartite talks between China, Japan and South Korea on...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-09 - Original post - cached version


File photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (2nd from right) with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia [PPIO]

Moscow decried US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the historic 2015 Iran nuclear...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-08 - Original post - cached version


Vladimir Putin at the inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on 7 May 2018 [PPIO]

Amid a Western standoff with Russia over sanctions and the Syrian crisis, ally China congratulated President Vladimir Putin after he was sworn in for a...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-07 - Original post - cached version


Much of the Belt and Road imports come from countries like Russia, India and the rest of Central Asia [PPIO]

China has increased its imports from Belt and Road countries to $666 billion, up by 20 per cent from the previous year, the State...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-04 - Original post - cached version


World leaders including Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have warned Trump that his protectionist policy is a lose-lose for the world [PPIO]

A number of prominent economists, including 14 Nobel prize winners, have warned the Trump administration that...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-03 - Original post - cached version

Beijing has strongly criticized the Trump administration for pushing tariffs on billions of dollars of imported goods from China but said it would fight to the end to protect its interests

The world’s top two economies will be locked in trade discussions...

The BRICS Post - 2018-05-02 - Original post - cached version


In the North Korean capital this week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to discuss the proposed “quadrilateral” peace talks [PPIO]

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in North Korea for a two-day trip beginning...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-30 - Original post - cached version


French President Emmanuel Macron, left, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel all believe that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal should be preserved [PPIO]

As media pundits line up to speculate whether US President Donald...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-28 - Original post - cached version


Chinese President Xi Jinping (extreme right) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sipping tea beside a lake in Wuhan, China on 28 April 2018 [Image: PMO, India]

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks all...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-27 - Original post - cached version

The two leaders also pledged to open liaison offices in both capitals to fast-track better relations

 

China has lauded what it called the courageous summit between the leaders of the two Koreas.

On Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-27 - Original post - cached version


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, China on 27 April 2018 [Image: MEA, India]

Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for two days in an...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is no longer being depicted by the White House as the insane leader of a rogue state. Here, he is addressing the central committee of the ruling Workers’ Party in Pyongyang [North Korean Central News Agency]

All eyes...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version


The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met on April 4 to preserve Syrian sovereignty [PPIO]

Turkish officials on Thursday announced that Moscow will host a meeting of Iranian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers on April 28 to discuss the...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-24 - Original post - cached version


Iranian President Rouhani met Russian President Putin in Ankara, Turkey where the two leaders pledged to bring stability to Syria [PPIO]

Iran and Russia have agreed to work together within the framework of a Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-23 - Original post - cached version


Since President Michel Temer took power, Brazil has slowly climbed its way out of recession. However, he will not stand for election in October 2018 [PPIO]

Brazilian markets are cheering the International Monetary Fund’s revised growth forecast for...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-22 - Original post - cached version

File photo of US President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has called on China and the US to resolve their looming trade disputes through the use of existing multilateral provisions and...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-21 - Original post - cached version


Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his UK counterpart Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday April 18, 2018 [Image: PMO, India]

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned to New Delhi after concluding a three-nation trip...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Egypt was expected to host Sudan and Ethiopia in another round of negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Cairo on April 20, but senior officials said that neither country responded to the Egyptian invitation. Egypt maintains it is keen to reach consensus on the issue....

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-19 - Original post - cached version


Putin and Xi Jinping have cemented not only trade ties but found common ground on political issues as well [PPIO]

Trade between BRICS allies China and Russia has increased about 30 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, Chinese officials said.

...
The BRICS Post - 2018-04-19 - Original post - cached version


Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang has been the main proponent of Made in China 2025 [PPIO]

China is ready to facilitate the ease of foreign investors doing business on the mainland by significantly reducing restrictions and cutting...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-15 - Original post - cached version

China will account for more than one-third of the world’s use of renewable energy by 2040 [By Kenueone [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons]

With the US opting out of the Paris Accords on Climate Change, many have turned their focus to China to spearhead...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-13 - Original post - cached version


Russian FM Serge Lavrov does not want Syria to go the way of Iraq and Libya [PPIO]

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has once again pointed to the US debacle in Iraq and Libya as likely fallout if Washington repeats its former foreign policies...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-13 - Original post - cached version


Chinese naval vessels have participated in several exercises in the South China Sea and in drills with the Russian navy [Courtesy: Russian Ministry of Defence]

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the navy to “unwaveringly accelerate its...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-12 - Original post - cached version


China has enacted 36 sets of conditions for its companies to invest abroad in a bid to curb bad investments and cut debt [PPIO]

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday that foreign direct investment (FDI) in China has been steadily growing...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-10 - Original post - cached version


Early morning on the Zambezi River, a popular tourist destination [Preuss]

The Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) is hosting more than 60 international buyers and media this week ahead of the Zambia Travel Expo (ZATEX) from April 12 to 14 in Lusaka.

...
The BRICS Post - 2018-04-10 - Original post - cached version


Climate change and desertification will exacerbate the negative effects of conflict on food security for needy people [Sara Mohamed]

The United Nations this week is warning African nations to pay more attention to the predicted effects of climate...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-09 - Original post - cached version


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, center, says the US is trying to promote its business interests around the world by sanctioning Russian business leaders [PPIO]

The new slate of US Treasury sanctions against Russia have hit the business...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-07 - Original post - cached version


France has proposed that India purchase an additional 36 ready-to-fly Rafale fighter jets [India: PMO]

In a bid to boost its air combat force from 31 to 42 fighter squadrons, India this weekend embarked on a global tendering process to buy some 110...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-06 - Original post - cached version


China says it does not want a trade war but will respond firmly if the US pushes it in that direction [PPIO]

The United Nations Secretary-General has said that protectionism is not the answer to trade disputes, just hours after the White House...

The BRICS Post - 2018-04-04 - Original post - cached version

If it’s a trade war you want, it’s a trade war you’re going to get …

… but global investors won’t be happy.


File photo of US President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping

China has fired back at the US on Wednesday calling a list of...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-28 - Original post - cached version

After only three exclusive prospecting orders (EPOs) in December, 100 are expected by end June


In a follow-up to the Zimbabwe Mining Investment Conference 2018 held at the Meikles Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe at the beginning of March and the London Investment Summit in mid-March,...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-28 - Original post - cached version


Kim’s surprise visit to Beijing is being seen as preparation to a North Korean-US Summit [Image released by North Korea’s KCNA]

China’s national news agency Xinhua is reporting that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s trip to Beijing yesterday was...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-26 - Original post - cached version


This is the second visit of the Qatar Emir to Moscow in as many years [PPIO]

In a sign of Moscow’s growing influence in the Middle East, and for the second time in two years, the Emir of Qatar has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss...

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