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Fashion Footprint in BRICS – designers you should know

The fashion industry is one that is longstanding and profitable, and exists in every corner of the world. From the rich traditional prints in the African countries, to China’s high-end fashion focus, everyone’s got something to boast for. The annual BRICS Fashion Week is the ideal platform that has been created to give established and […]

Investment banks want to boost stakes in China JVs

January 10, 2017 Wu Yiyao and Li Xiang in Shanghai Displayed with permission from China Daily Morgan Stanley and UBS Group AG have reportedly engaged in discussions about increasing their holdings in their China securities business. Morgan Stanley and UBS Group AG have reportedly engaged in discussions about increasing their holdings in their China securities […]

Why the corporate sector is critical to Africa

January 8, 2017 The Citizen (Tanzania) Content provided by Asianet-Pakistan There is indeed a corporate sector in Africa and it is thriving. According to a report by McKinsey, there are 400 companies on the continent with annual revenue of $1 billion or more. Another 700 enterprises have revenues of more than $500 million. Yet these […]

The Global Vote Launched

Simon Anholt, an independent policy advisor who worked with the Heads of State and Heads of Government of more than fifty countries over the last twenty years, author of the Good County Index and the leader of the Good Country party, has announced his new Global Vote. By virtue of the Global Vote, for the […]

BRICS agrees to disclose tax information

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have agreed to work within the OECD’s Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project. The project focuses on tax avoidance initiatives undertaken by individuals who take advantage of ‘existing loopholes’ that exist between different countries’ tax laws. Tax officials who serve as representatives for the BRICS countries, are […]

Remembering Tata Madiba

Today marks the third anniversary of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s death. Madiba – as he is more fondly known – died in his Houghton home on December 5 2013 at the age of 95. Even though South Africa was invited to make out part of BRICS  only in 2010 (long after Madiba’s reign as President), it […]

Website to educate Women about their Legal Rights launched in India

December 5, 2016 NewsDesk2 Displayed with permission from NewsGram A website for women in the country to educate about their legal rights has been launched by Tasmania-based Women’s Legal Service in collaboration with TRS Law Offices (India). The website, www.Girlsgottaknow.in, has different heads such as employment, relationship, partying, money, renting, and others. Susan Fahey, CEO […]

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia, killing 76

A chartered aircraft carrying 81 people including crew and pilots, has crashed on its way to Medellin’s international airport. According to a statement from Colombian aviation officials, the plane declared an emergency between the municipalities of La Ceja and La Union. Also onboard the aircraft was a Brazilian first division soccer team who was headed to […]

Chinese automakers thrive in South Africa by meeting local needs

By Lu Anqi | NO. 47 NOVEMBER 24, 2016 In its spacious showroom in Isando, a small town northeast of Johannesburg, Chinese automaker FAW Group displays its most popular vehicle models assembled in its plant in Port Elizabeth, one of South Africa’s largest cities, located east of Cape Town. “It’s called the J5,” Ngoni Chaitwa […]