BRICS Countries

The Road Ahead: Examining South Africa’s New International Strategy

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It’s time for President Ramaphosa to break with recent past and reassert the moral and multilateral imperatives in South African foreign policy.

Bolsonaro Takes Aim at Brazil’s Pension System

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The pension fight will signal whether the new Brazilian president can translate electoral victory into significant reforms.

Bolsonaro in Brazil: Good News for the US, Setback for China

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Trump has gained a kindred spirit in South America.

Sino-Indian Relations: The Weak Point of the BRICS

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Unity among the BRICS countries will continue to be thwarted by longstanding geopolitical disputes.

Emerging Markets Report (10-25-2018)

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A tentative recovery after a sell-off rippled through global equity markets yesterday.

Bolsonaro’s Lead Widens in Brazil Run-off Polls

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If recent polls are to be believed, Brazilians will elect an anti-establishment firebrand as president on October 28.

Brazil Election Second Round Bill: ‘Trump of the Tropics’ vs ‘Heir Haddad’

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While it might seem like a political tsunami from the outside, the most likely economic policy outcomes from Brazil’s second round of presidential voting are relatively tame.

Emerging Markets Report (10-05-2018)

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After a new sell-off in emerging markets around the world, all eyes are on today’s US jobs report.

FLASH: Modi Turns to Import Duties to Stabilize the Rupee

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The government of India has slapped new import duties on 19 non-essential products in an effort to reduce the current account deficit and shore up the value of the rupee.

Backgrounder: Brazil Elections 2018

Sessão Extraordinária Plenário Ulysses Guimarães Dep. Jair Bolsonaro Foto: Beto Oliveira 30.06.2011 - https://www.camara.leg.br/internet/bancoimagem/banco/2011/06/2011063018359_20110630_018LP_LC.jpg - modified - Beto Oliveira / Câmara dos Deputados

With a divided presidential field, anything can happen in Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections – and that’s what has investors worried.

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