Summary of The BRICS Agenda

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Are the BRICS nations experiencing a midlife crisis, or are they on the brink of retirement?


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Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) all underperformed in 2014. In this World Economic Forum panel that took place in early 2015, BRICS representatives defend their respective countries’ economic performances. Though each panelist has a rose-tinted view of his own nation’s position, getAbstract recommends the discussants’ collective insider analysis to economists, investors and developers with vested interests in emerging markets.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How representatives of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) put a positive spin on their respective nations’ poor economic performances in 2014;
  • What reforms are required in each nation; and
  • How each country is responding to the drop in oil prices.


The performance of the BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – has faltered in recent years. Jim O’Neill, the economist who coined the acronym “BRIC” in 2001, has admitted that only China has met his expectations, though he remains hopeful for India. Is the golden age of growth...
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About the Speakers

Journalist Sílio Boccanera leads a panel of representatives from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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