Russia, China sign deal to bypass US Dollar
In a symbolic blow to U.S. global financial hegemony, Russia and China took a small step toward undercutting the domination of the U.S. dollar as the international reserve currency on Tuesday when Russia’s second biggest financial institution, VTB, signed a deal with the Bank of China to pay each other in domestic currencies.
Impact Analysis: Russia-China gas deal
Russia’s gas supply agreement with China represents a shift away from its traditional European markets, towards Asia. The deal also presents a blue print that India can follow to secure its own energy supplies. By drawing Russia into the LNG business, India can also help bring down natural gas prices.Gateway House
Narendra Modi au pouvoir en Inde. Que fera l'Europe?
Le succès électoral - certains disent le triomphe - du parti nationaliste hindou le Bharatiya Janata Party aux dernières élections générales en Inde doit-il être considéré comme annonçant une radicalisation « à droite » du sous-continent indien.Europe Solidaire
Xi and Putin must focus on stability, not opposing West
China and Russia are moving closer. The co-operation and support vowed by presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin during talks in Shanghai this week, strengthened by a landmark US$400 billion natural gas deal, were as much agreements to work together as to put on a united front against perceived Western aggression.
Toward the “Estates General” of the Euroland, by Harald Greib
Franck Biancheri, former director of studies and research at LEAP, used to say that “the national parties don’t understand anything about Europe”. His assessment was confirmed in a most impressive way on April 23rd during a TV broadcast on France-Inter radio channel.
Renault inks battery deal with South Korea's LG Chem
French auto giant Renault has signed an agreement with South Korean chemical firm LG Chem to jointly develop batteries for its electric cars, company officials said Wednesday.Economic Times
La France et le Brésil progressent dans leur coopération économique
La France et le Brésil ont progressé mardi vers une meilleure coopération en matière d’innovation industrielle afin d’intensifier leurs échanges commerciaux et technologiques, mais les entreprises françaises se heurtent encore à des écueils réglementaires et culturels brésiliens.
The Modi agenda: Gateway House views
A decisive, corruption-free, and pro-industry government – that is what over 1.25 billion Indians are hoping for from the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance which will lead India for the next five years. Gateway House experts outline the key foreign policy priorities for the new government...
Multipolarity, Financial Statecraft, and the Liberal World Order
Since financial power is more dispersed today than at any time since 1945, will states continue to use it for their own ends or will they accept its increased regulation at the global level? According to Saori Katada and Leslie Armijo, an “uneasy truce” will prevail between these options.
Poutine va discuter en Chine un «nouvel ordre mondial»
En plein bras de fer avec l'Occident, le président russe Vladimir Poutine entame le 20 mai deux jours de visite en Chine. Éclairage d'un universitaire chinois, spécialiste des relations sino-russes sur le rapprochement entre les deux pays.
Brazil’s Fortaleza to Host Next BRICS Summit on July 15
The sixth summit of the BRICS five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is due to be held in northeastern Brazil’s Fortaleza on July 15, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
South Africa to grant Indians business visas in four days
South Africa will grant visas to Indian businessmen wishing to explore prospects in the country within four days of submitting an application, its envoy here said Thursday.
The Geopolitical Earthquakes Reshaping Eurasia’s Economy
The BRICS countries are creating a new global architecture that challenges the exceptionalist, unipolar world that Washington imagines for our future.
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