China's factory sector shrank in February on unsteady exports and slowing investment, an official survey showed on Sunday.
Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop.
The fastest growth is not in megacities like Tokyo, but second-tier ones that many Americans have never heard of.
Capital markets are the superpower in today's world, and they have Russia on its knees, Evercore Partners founder Roger Altman said.
China's central bank will wait until fourth-quarter economic data is out and monitor U.S. and Japanese monetary policy before considering any more rate cuts or easing.
China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, said sources involved in policy-making.
With its domestic economy cooling, China is investing heavily outside its borders in multibillion dollar infrastructure projects.
A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia may not provide Australia with the economic boost that many anticipate.
Since the election of Prime Minister Narenda Modi six months ago, the prospect of better times ahead has not yet persuaded firms to invest in India.
Annual growth in China's exports and imports slowed in October, data showed on Saturday, reinforcing signs of fragility in the world's second-largest economy.
Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, discusses Russia-China relations and explains why cooperation between the BRIC nations is beneficial for the world.
Brazil suffered a recession in the first half of the year as investment plunged and the country's hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity.
Chris Konstantinos, Director of International Portfolio Management at Riverfront Investment Group, explains why the Chinese stock market is likely to outperform its BRIC peers.
Jorge Mariscal, Regional CIO, Emerging Markets at UBS, says internal weaknesses among BRICS nations was likely the main catalyst for the creation of the new development bank.
The group of five emerging market nations moved closer to an agreement on where to base a joint development bank, officials close to the matter said.
Luca Silipo, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, explains why emerging countries will need a multilateral institution that oversees issues like financing.
Daryl Liew, Head Of Portfolio Management at Reyl Singapore, says the mainland will see "stronger growth over the next few quarters", which will in turn buoy Chinese equities.
Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital, explains how the new bank differs from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says ratings for Brazilian president Dilma Roussef will fall post-World Cup. He later discusses the outlook for the BRICS nations.
The list of reasons to invest in the Middle East has gotten a little longer as both Qatar and the UAE are upgraded to emerging market status.