IBSA

India, Brazil and South Africa

  • 3-Nov-2011
    Ibsa partners boost trade, gird themselves for global crisis

    South Africa is achieving significant success in trade with its Ibsa part- ner countries, India and Brazil, President Jacob Zuma highlighted at a press conference in Pretoria last week. (South Africa hosted the fifth Ibsa Dialogue Forum summit on October 17 and 18.)

  • 19-Oct-2011 IANS
    India, Brazil, South Africa to hold meet for enhancing trade

    In a bid to enhance trade ties, India, Brazil and South Africa have decided to hold an annual meeting of trade ministers with New Delhi being the venue for the first such dialogue, the South African commerce ministry has said.

  • 22-May-2011 Business Standard
    India seeks trade pact with MERCOSUR

    India is soon going to launch negotiations to have a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (CECA) with Latin American trading bloc MERCOSUR even as it looks to “expedite” the talks to have a preferential trade agreement with the South African Customs Union (SACU).

  • 1-Mar-2011 IPS
    Southern Africa: A region of winners and losers, not partners

    Critics want southern Africa to look at Latin America’s Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) as an approach to achieving regional economic integration based on fulfilling basic human needs and the services that are required to meet them instead of trade liberalisation with the EU, within the BRICSA group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and now South Africa) or within the region itself.

  • 18-Aug-2010 Daily Dispatch
    India, SA trade agreement on track

    India’s government hopes to “wrap up very quickly” negotiations around a free trade agreement with South Africa.

  • 16-Apr-2010 Xinhua
    IBSA countries sign agreements on scientific areas

    Representatives from India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) on Thursday signed two agreements on scientific cooperation, in Brazilian capital Brasilia.

  • 4-Dec-2009 IPS
    Trilateral treaty of the South

    Negotiations to form a trade alliance between countries of Africa, Asia and South America stepped up to a political level when ministers discussed the issue this week, giving the initiative a further boost.

  • 29-Aug-2009
    Krishna to leave for Brazil on Sunday

    Foreign minister S M Krishna will be pay an official visit to Brazil from August 30 to September 1 for co-chairing the 4th India-Brazil Joint Commission Meeting and also for participating in the sixth IBSA Trilateral Commission meeting.

  • 9-Apr-2009
    Look to Brasilia, Not Beijing

    Threats to the global liberal order are usually identified with illiberal states. That’s why China, with its repressive domestic regime and its see-no-evil (unless related to the United States) foreign policy attracts so much attention these days.

  • 8-Feb-2009 Reuters
    Developing countries turn to South-South trade

    Developing countries hoping to compensate for slumping demand in rich countries and falling commodity prices are looking at ways to bolster one of the most dynamic parts of their economies — South-South trade.

  • 19-Nov-2008
    Third Tri-Nations Summit for Small Business Development Inaugurated

    With the aim of enhancing co-operation between India, Brazil and South Africa in the field of Small Industries, the Third Tri-nation Summit for Small Business Development began in Faridabad. Inaugurating the Summit the Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Mahabir Prasad raised hope that the summit will help the small industries of IBSA countries to meet global challenges.

  • 7-Nov-2008
    Trade Talk

    Last month, captains of industry from India, Brazil and SA (Ibsa) descended on the Indian capital for the third summit of the Ibsa Trilateral Business Council.

  • 6-Nov-2008
    Trilateral trade surging, but economic relations still well below potential

    The figures are undoubtedly impressive. A total combined gross domestic product (GDP) in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms of more than $5,28- trillion, or 8% of the total global PPP GDP of over $65,6-trillion. A total population of more than 1,39-billion people, or just under 21% of the global population of more than 6,7-billion. These numbers show the combined weight of India, Brazil and South Africa (Ibsa), the three member countries of the Ibsa Dialogue Forum.

  • 19-Oct-2008
    ’South-south cooperation a viable strategy’

    Developing countries have talked of the philosophy of South-south cooperation for development for a very long time. A number of initiatives was launched during the 1960s and 1970s. However, progress was modest because of lack of resources and institutional weaknesses in developing countries. With the emergence of countries like Brazil, India and South Africa in this millennium with considerable capabilities and collective development experiences that South-south cooperation has begun to be seen as a viable strategy.

  • 15-Oct-2008 IPS
    India, Brazil and South Africa should gang up with China

    The India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) formation could have enough clout to stand up to the European Union and the US but it needs the help of emerging superpower China. Alternatively it should align with the BRIC (Brazil-Russia-India-China) group.

  • 13-Oct-2008
    IBSA nations set trilateral trade target of $15 bn

    Reflecting their growing economic ties, India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) have set an ambitious trade target of $15 billion between the three countries by 2010.

  • 10-Oct-2008
    Financial crisis top on agenda at IBSA summit

    When leaders of India, Brazil and South Africa meet next week for their annual trilateral summit, the one issue on top of their minds will be the unfolding financial crisis.

  • 8-Oct-2008
    IBSA meet to talk trade on Oct 13

    Business leaders from India, Brazil and South Africa are meeting here on October 13 to deliberate on trilateral trade co-operation and will also discuss issues related to tourism and student exchange programme.

  • 13-May-2008
    IBSA to sort out issues to increase mutual cooperation

    India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) is working towards sorting out procedural and infrastructural bottlenecks to increase mutual operation in key areas of energy, tourism and mining, industry body CII said on Monday.

  • 13-May-2008
    IBSA strengthens its commitment to democracy

    The "strategic alliance" that is the India-Brazil-South Africa trilateral axis is now more than simply a dialogue but a "privileged relationship" favouring a world where democracy will prevail not only in its political manifestation but also on social and cultural levels

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