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"When giants slow down" - [The Economist 27/07/13]

The shift towards the emerging economies will continue. But its most tumultuous phase seems to have more or less reached its end. Growth rates in all the BRICs have dropped. The nature of their growth is in the process of changing, too, and its new mode will have fewer direct effects on the rest of the world. [more]


"BRICS: Joint Statistical Publication" - [Official publication July 2013]

This statistical report is the fourth joint statistical publication by the National Statistics Offices of the BRICS Group. The publication is one of the many channels to disseminate statistical data. [more]


"Brazil and UNSC reform: Is it time for another big push?" - [Post-Western World 30/05/13]

Russia and China are undoubtedly most critical, being the only P5 who have not explicitly supported any BRICS’ individual candidacy. While Britain and France have supported Brazil’s bid, the United States supports India’s position. [more]


"Should Brazilians foot the bill so Blatter can foot the ball?" - [Daily Maverick 23/06/13]

In Brasilia, hubris had set in, with elite back-slapping over hosting this month’s Fifa Confederations Cup soccer, the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, and also recently winning the leadership of the WTO and the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation. Looking outward at great expense, the rulers put their society through a slow-motion ringer, which I witnessed during a month’s stay in Rio last June, culminating in a march of 80,000 against Rio+20’s pro-corporate “Green Economy” spin. [more]


"What might the BRICS Bank mean for development?" - [IDS 14/06/13]

"...Belgium has more IMF votes than Brazil. This is probably the main motivation behind the BRICS Bank: to create a development finance institution not dominated by developed countries." [more]

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