SA-China ties strengthened: Zuma

2014-12-06 22:28

Ties between South Africa and China have been strengthened during a diplomatic visit to the East Asian country, President Jacob Zuma says.

Zuma calls off UK trip over Cameron’s snub

2014-10-26 10:15

President Jacob Zuma has called off a trip to the UK after Prime Minister David Cameron declined to meet with him, suggesting instead a meeting with his deputy Nick Clegg and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

Zuma to attend Brics summit in London

2014-10-23 15:15

President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation of government and business leaders to participate in the annual Brics conference in London, the presidency says.

Brics bank will boost agriculture - minister

2014-09-11 08:43

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the Brics bank is an instrument for growth for agriculture and an opportunity to widen markets for SA.

China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba

2014-07-23 10:30

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in a visit to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive.

Brics powers create own bank

2014-07-15 20:44

The Bricks group of emerging powers have launched a $50bn development bank during a meeting in Brazil.

No decision on Brics bank - Davies

2014-07-11 18:07

South Africa will push for the Brics development bank to be located in Johannesburg, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Brics Bank domicile not important - minister

2014-07-08 19:00

Hosting the Brics bank will not be determined by the financial contribution of individual members, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

China leads BRICS nations in higher education

2014-06-18 15:47

Chinese universities led the rankings in a survey of schools from the five major developing "BRICS" nations, a survey says, despite problems including restrictions on academic freedom.

Brics or Mint? Investors suffer acronym anxiety

2014-01-20 20:30

The appeal of acronym investment is fading as underperforming local stock markets have led fund managers to flee formerly fashionable groupings.

IEA focuses on energy-hungry Brics

2013-11-21 10:39

The International Energy Agency and six major emerging countries say they are exploring closer co-operation to boost market transparency and energy security.

Brics economies 'remain strong'

2013-10-11 11:31

Brics nations have downplayed worries that emerging economies are losing their appeal and say pessimism about their performance is not justified.


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Brics to commit $100bn to FX fund

2013-09-05 14:23

The Brics group of countries will contribute $100bn to a fund to steady currency markets destabilised by an expected pullback of US monetary stimulus.

Crime and unemployment

2013-08-08 07:34

A safer SA could boost job prospects, suggests Geoffrey Chapman.

Big business can help SA: Mashabane

2013-06-15 16:04

If big business in South Africa were to invest in new domestic ventures, it would go a long way in helping the country, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Davies: Africa's integration important

2013-06-09 18:09

The trade and industry minister says South Africa's priority as a Brics member is the integration of African countries.

SA, Nigeria forum hailed as historic

2013-05-07 17:16

Powerhouses South Africa and Nigeria have pledged to worker closer together after signing nine pacts covering oil and gas, power, defence and communication.

Now could be Africa's time - economist

2013-04-09 14:50

Africa could be a dominant force in the world's economic landscape for decades to come if the continent gets its act together, a Goldman Sachs economist says.

Brics voice concern over Iran, Syria

2013-03-27 21:39

Leaders from emerging powers have expressed their opposition to threat of military action against Tehran, amid US and Israeli warnings they will not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran.

Assad urges Brics to help Syrian people

2013-03-27 19:39

Syrian President Bashar Assad has urged the Brics nations to help "stop the violence" in Syria and put an end to the suffering of his people he says is caused by international sanctions.

Brics bank a boon for Africa - DBSA

2013-03-27 17:33

The Brics bank will help address infrastructural gaps of member nations and Africa, says Patrick Dlamini, the chief of the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Brics to build partnerships

2013-03-27 15:52

There will be more partnerships between governments and the private sector to strengthen trade and collaboration among Brics countries, says President Jacob Zuma.

Brics 'holds opportunities' for businesses

2013-03-27 12:32

The development of women and youth-owned businesses will be part of the new Brics Business Council's goals, council chairperson Patrice Motsepe says.

Brics scale back development bank plans

2013-03-27 08:23

Leaders from the Brics group of emerging powers are to announce a scaled-back plan to establish a development bank.


Ministers arrive in UK for Brics Conference

2014-10-27 17:07

The South African ministerial delegation attending the innovaBRICS conference has arrived in London, the communications department says.

Zuma cancels UK trip

2014-10-24 19:31

President Jacob Zuma will not be going to the United Kingdom to attend the a Brics conference, the presidency says.

Dalai Lama row puts ANC on collision course with history

2014-10-10 11:13

Most people would be reluctant to pick a fight with a revered Buddhist holy man and 14 other Nobel peace prize winners, but that's just what President Jacob Zuma has done.

Zuma: Brics bank will benefit all nations

2014-08-05 08:20

A new development bank launched by emerging economies will help all nations in distress to return to health, says President Jacob Zuma.

Brics shake up global economic architecture

2014-07-20 08:55

The Brics emerging-market powers are shaking up global economic governance but remain far from dismantling the post-war system dominated by the West.

China likely to host Brics bank

2014-07-14 18:01

Shanghai looks set to become the headquarters of the Brics development bank, despite fears by some members that China could hijack the bank to serve its interests.

Putin to meet with Fidel Castro

2014-07-09 06:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set for a Latin America tour that will take him to Cuba, Argentina and Brazil as he seeks to shore up support for his policies amid a showdown with the West.

SA mines gripped in the jaws of TB

2014-06-20 05:00

For every worker who dies each year as a result of an accident on a South African mine, nine more die of tuberculosis, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Brics bank could start lending in 2016

2014-05-30 13:37

The Brics nations will likely agree to fund their $100bn development effort equally, giving them the same rights in a new multilateral bank, a top official says.

Failed Middle East talks disappoint - Zuma

2013-11-29 20:25

President Jacob Zuma says SA is disappointed at the failure of the latest round of Middle East peace talks.

The Brics debate

2013-10-23 07:11

Does South Africa belong in Brics, asks William Gumede.

SA tax not flexible for growing business – poll

2013-10-10 19:29

South Africa’s tax and regulatory environment is not agile and flexible enough to assist a growing business, the EY G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer shows.

Zuma returns from G20 summit

2013-09-07 15:30

President Jacob Zuma has returned from the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


Zuma praises Brics influence

2013-08-21 08:53

President Jacob Zuma has praised the influence of the Brics group and says it continues to be felt worldwide.

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Give private sector a bigger push - WB

2013-06-21 18:21

Ethiopia should ensure private industry and business has sufficient access to finance in the state-dominated economy to keep growth rates up, says the World Bank.

SA needs skills, says economist

2013-06-09 19:30

Economist Azar Jammine says South Africa needs to build its skills to be effective within the Brics group.

Claims Gaddafi henchman in SA

2013-06-02 21:49

The DA claims former Libyan political heavyweight Bashir Saleh, Muammar Gaddafi's chief of staff, has been seen several times in SA.

Brics fail to sign off bank deal

2013-03-28 08:49

Brics leaders have failed to launch a much-anticipated new development bank to rival Western-dominated institutions like the World Bank.

'Brics bank have many issues to consider'

2013-03-27 19:42

Issues such as capital, location, and investments needs to be ironed out when fine-tuning the details of the Brics bank, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Brics sign pact as summit ends

2013-03-27 19:29

The first Brics summit held on African soil has been touted as a success as the event comes to a close, with several agreements being signed.

Cheer over new business council

2013-03-27 17:07

The DA and Black Management Forum have welcomed the establishment of the Brics Business Council aimed at enhancing economic ties between member states.

World Bank set to support Brics bank

2013-03-27 14:01

The World Bank says it is ready to support Brics leaders towards a new development bank, but has warned that forming it is a significant undertaking.

SA, Chery in multibillion dollar port deal

2013-03-27 08:56

South Africa has reached a deal valued at several billion dollars to build and repair ships at its Richards Bay port with China's Chery Holdings.

Motsepe to chair Brics council

2013-03-27 07:59

South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe has been appointed chairperson of the newly-formed Brics Business Council, a report says.

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