Analysis by Ranjit Devraj NEW DELHI, May 21, 2011 (IPS) – With the search for a new chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) increasingly likely to stay within the European pale, a top Indian economist says that what matters is that the Fund changes its approach to countries in distress.
Analysis by Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, Apr 17, 2011 (IPS) – Despite political differences among member countries, BRICS has set its sights on global trade talks to assert its weight. Its declared aim: to secure economic benefits for developing nations.
Analysis by Rosebell Kagumire KAMPALA, Mar 5 (IPS) – On Feb. 19, the morning after Uganda’s presidential elections, Michael Muhamuza called home and spoke to his cousin and his brother; a regular check-in with the family.
Analysis by Ranjit Devraj and Damakant Jayshi NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU, February 19 (IPS) – With the powerful Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) relinquishing control of its fighting arm, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the Indian government, faced with its own Maoist insurgency, can breathe more easily.
By Julio Godoy BERLIN, Feb 3, 2011 (IPS) – The World Economic Forum became a platform this year for bankers to seek to re-assert their traditional power. And once again, it became a forum – in contrast and even opposition to the World Social Forum due to begin in Senegalese capital Dakar next week – [...]
By Louise Redvers JOHANNESBURG, Feb 2, 2011 (IPS) – Crouched on their haunches on the edge of a crumbling pavement, a group of Chinese construction workers are eating noodles from tin bowls, wearing floppy straw hats under their green safety helmets to protect them from the aggressive midday sun.
By Servaas van den Bosch WINDHOEK, Jan 31, 2011 (IPS) – South Africa landed a coveted membership with the Brazil, Russia, India and China bloc (BRIC) by marketing itself as a gateway to Africa but analysts doubt whether this development holds real benefits for poor countries on the rest of the continent.
Analysis by Beatriz Bissio * RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 16 (IPS) – Since the emergence of the Non-Aligned Movement, there has been no louder and more compelling call for a rethinking of the international economic system as the one issued this week in Brazil by the leaders of the main emerging powers.