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 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.

China, Brazil sign currency deal

2013-03-26 14:52

Brics members China and Brazil have agreed to trade in their own currencies, moving to take almost half of their trade exchanges out of the US dollar zone.

Tibetan immolations in spotlight at Brics

2013-03-26 14:38

Civil society groups including the Tibet Society of South Africa have geared up for a day of protest at the Brics summit in Durban.

Brics wrangle over new development bank

2013-03-26 10:12

Just hours before leaders kick off the Brics summit, finance ministers are still working to agree key elements of a plan to set up a development bank.

SA ideal for Brics bank - report

2013-03-26 07:59

South Africa is well positioned to become the home of the Brics development bank, Standard Bank joint CEO Sim Tshabalala said in a report.

Africa, China trade ties in the spotlight

2013-03-24 14:18

Chinese President Xi Jinping faces growing calls from policymakers and economists in Africa for a more balanced trade relationship between the continent and China.

Cosatu slams worldwide austerity measures

2013-03-23 22:23

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has criticised leading economies for implementing austerity measures to deal with the economy crisis, saying they are driving down the social position of the working class.


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 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.

China pumps $5bn into SA rail upgrades

2013-03-26 15:10

China's Development Bank will lend logistics group Transnet about $5bn for its ageing railways, which transport commodities such as coal and iron ore.

Brics reach deal on development bank

2013-03-26 14:41

The Brics grouping of emerging powers has reached a deal to establish a development bank that would rival Western-backed institutions.

SA a 'leading investment destination'

2013-03-26 11:45

South Africa is one of the three leaders in the world as an investment destination, KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize says.

Give us a Bric

2013-03-26 08:30

SA should exploit its good luck one Bric at a time, says Jarred Myers.

Zuma to meet Chinese, Russian leaders

2013-03-26 07:41

President Jacob Zuma is set to meet his Chinese and Russian counterparts ahead of the Brics summit in Durban.

Cosatu calls for industrialisation

2013-03-24 14:43

Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelizima Vavi has called for industrialisation to tackle inequality, unemployment and poverty.

Brics leaders to launch development bank

2013-03-24 10:47

Leaders from the Brics emerging nations are expected to launch a joint development bank to rival western-dominated institutions at a summit in Durban.

SA ready to host Brics summit - Phiyega

2013-03-23 14:41

Police commissioner Riah Phiyega says a collaborative integrative plan representing various security forces is in place ahead of the Brics summit in Durban, and it will be a "safe and secure event".

Is South Africa the odd Bric out?

2013-03-21 10:00

The meeting of Brics leaders in Durban next week could uncharitably be described as a summit of the world's emerging economic powers, plus South Africa.

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