Global South News

"Infrastructure 'fast-track' may trip up government and corporations" - [Daily Maverick 21/01/14]

in spite of a recent trade surplus, the balance of payments is going into extreme deficit largely because MEC multinational mining houses – especially BHP Billiton, Anglo, DeBeers, Lonmin and Glencore – vacuum out profits to their London and Melbourne financial headquarters. This leaves SA basking not in BRICS prosperity but instead leading the slide of the ‘Fragile Five’: big emerging markets suffering vast capital outflows. [more]


"Conference: The Social Dimension of State Capitalism in the BRICs" - [SASE - 15/01/14]

Mini Conference 10-12 July 2014, Chicago. The Social Dimension of State Capitalism in the BRICs: Contentiousness and New Arenas of Concertation. Deadline to submit paper abstracts: 20th January 2014. For more info email G. Ondetti: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [more]


"Two days after final at Maracana, BRICS leaders will meet in Fortaleza - [Post-Western World 11/01/14]

The yearly BRICS Leaders' Summit is not only an important moment for senior government officials to meet up - it has also turned into a point of reference for civil society in the Global South to interact and coordinate joint action... [more]


"The Mint Countries: Next economic giants?" - [BBC 06/01/14]

In 2001 the world began talking about the Bric countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - as potential powerhouses of the world economy. The term was coined by economist Jim O'Neill, who has now identified the "Mint" countries - Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey - as emerging economic giants. Here he explains why. [more]


"The 'rise of the South': Global convergence at last?" - [New Political Economy 17/12/13]

this article offers a political economy review of the literatures and the empirical evidence concerning the ‘Rise of the South’. The study focuses on global convergence, economic decoupling between developing and advanced economies, and the economic strategies which may help catching-up.. [more]

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