Beware copy Courtesy: upton/Flickr
9 March 2012

Beware of cheap lending from China

While India’s mega-companies are only experiencing the beginning of Beijing’s accommodating bank policy, Brazil and Russia seem to have grown accustomed to Chinese money. Before they meet in New Delhi for the 2012 BRICS summit, it’s important to remember that China’s loans come with strings attached.

Seagate_Wuxi_China_Factory_Tour copy Courtesy: Robert Scoble/Flickr
9 March 2012

China and India: slowing growth, stalling growth

After decades of impressive growth, China and India are slowing down; but the two situations couldn't be more different. The authors explain why the economic situation of these two emerging countries cannot be compared and why it's time for India to reform or get left behind.

China, What Nixon wrought Courtesy: White House Photographer/Wikimedia Commons
23 February 2012

China: What Nixon wrought

Forty years ago, former President of the United States Richard Nixon made a visit to China that has perhaps changed the whole gamut of U.S.-China relations. In the following years, China witnessed the rise of a significant middle class and became the world's second largest economy.

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16 February 2012

Maldives: Nasheed outpaced his people

Despite recent regime changes and agitation in the Middle East, the international community's attention has been diverted from the Indian Ocean - via Maldives. After President Nasheed's forced resignation, the country is now in political turmoil.

China 1992, India 2012 Courtesy: China Briefing
31 January 2012

China 1992, India 2012

The development similarities between China and India are strikingly similar, argues Chris Devonshire-Ellis. Twenty years ago, China faced challenges and difficulties but also offered oppurtunities and profits. Similarly India offers much of the same now.

BRICS magazine Courtesy: Newsdesk
3 January 2012

BRICS: The 2012 New Delhi Summit

Alongside the 2012 BRICS Summit in Delhi, this special publication is a collection of articles that addresses important issues of the global agenda, the priorities of BRICS, the policies and competitive advantages of the participants, as well as BRICS institutionalization.