BRICS GDP: Lessons from China – SA needs to reduce commodity dependence

2016-05-22 17:15

SA, like China, should implement significant policy changes to make its economy (and exchange rate) less dependent on commodity prices, says a statistical economist.

Corruption unites Zuma and Brazil's Rousseff

2016-03-18 21:00

Brazil and South Africa are united by political scandals and economic misfortune as their leaders fight corruption allegations that threaten their political careers.

Zuma still scores as Gordhan takes over

2015-12-14 19:00

Shunting Nhlanhla Nene to the Brics bank may be a demotion for him but it is also a safety net for President Jacob Zuma should SA run out of cash, say experts.

Brics leaders condemn terror attacks in Paris

2015-11-15 22:38

Brics leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, have condemned the terror attacks this weekend that took place in Paris.

Cees Bruggemans: Desperate times, desperate measures – no crisis (yet)

2015-08-19 17:55

Cees Bruggemans unpacks nationalisation, fiscal and monetary policy and says despite the measures taken so far, none of them have reached a point of desperation.

South Africa welcomes Iran nuclear deal

2015-07-15 19:01

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says the historic deal struck by six world powers and Iran over its nuclear future has the full support of the SA government.

Brics turns to outer space matters

2015-07-13 19:24

There is a fear that new scientific exploration into space might lead to “unhealthy forms of new competition”, the South African Brics Think Tank says.

Why Russia's turn to China is a mirage

2015-07-10 17:50

Russia's turn to Asia is in essence a turn to China, yet collaboration between the two powers have seen some major projects abandoned and an unclear diplomatic stance.

SA, Africa benefiting from Brics - Zuma

2015-07-09 21:23

South Africa and the African continent have benefited from economic co-operation with Brics partners, President Jacob Zuma says.

Putin welcomes Brics leaders amid standoff with West

2015-07-09 08:43

Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the leaders of emerging powers for a summit Moscow hopes will show it is not isolated.


It's all about politics for today's EM investors

2016-03-29 13:23

The so-called BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were seen as solid investments, but after commodities prices plummeted, political risk soared.

Brics bank a concrete reality - Zuma

2015-12-18 15:42

The Brics New Development Bank is a concrete reality, according to President Jacob Zuma's 2015 end-of-year statement.

Maimane slams Zuma over Nene Brics move

2015-12-11 20:47

The nomination of Nhlanhla Nene to a position in the Brics bank has absolutely no benefit for the people of South Africa, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

ANC not prepared to sell its soul

2015-10-10 18:05

The ANC is not prepared to sell its soul to be a darling to international funding institutions, says National Executive Member Nathi Mthethwa.

Eskom’s Molefe: Borrowed money will be repaid with New & Revised tariffs

2015-07-15 12:10

Eskom's Brian Molefe tells Tim Modise about his honorary degree and the utilities intention to borrow money from the domestic market.

Brics summit outcomes to be released

2015-07-12 22:57

The media will be briefed on key decisions adopted by Heads of State at a the Brics summit in Russia, which President Jacob Zuma attended.

Brics agree to work towards economic stability

2015-07-10 10:14

The Brics nations have agreed to coordinate efforts to keep their economies stable, as they fret over the volatility of global financial markets and oil prices.

Market turbulence worries Brics with volatile China, oil

2015-07-09 19:58

The Brics group of developing nations, meeting in Russia to bolster ties, said they’re disturbed by the turbulence that’s roiled global markets from energy to stocks.

SA in new nuclear deal with Russia

2015-07-08 23:18

South Africa and Russia intend to implement several joint projects for education in the nuclear power industry, the department of energy has announced.

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