Saturday, 13th April 2024

Will BRICS expansion set a new agenda for the Global South?

The BRICS group is growing, adding new members, and so is its influence. Will the alliance of very politically different nations become an anti-Western bloc on the world stage — or can it be a force for good?

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7 Apr
Striking a balance between regulation and letting businesses grow is always a difficult thing for policymakers to do. But has the EU veered into over-regulation? Our guest argues that red tape in some areas is holding back EU-based companies, and is partly responsible for those firms losing ground to their competitors in other parts of the world.
7 Apr
3 days ago
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2 days ago
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2 days ago
Some countries in Europe have begun to ban short-haul flights to cut emissions. Will other countries follow? And — can these bans make a real difference?
3 hours ago
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