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The Growth Map - Review !

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In 2001, Jim O’Neill, predicted the next four emerging markets which he named the
‘BRICs’. This acronym is made up of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The acronym has come into common use as a symbol of the credible shift in global economic power away from the developed G7 economies towards the developing world. He predicted that the
BRIC economies would experience faster economic growth than the G7 nations; Germany,
Japan, Italy, United Kingdom, United States, France and Canada. This accelerated growth would raise the BRIC’s relative weights in the worlds aggregate GDP. Despite the fact that
O’Neill was criticised when he first implemented the idea, his predictions have been spot on. The average annual GDP growth rate of all the BRIC countries has exceeded that of almost all G7 countries in nearly each of the past 10 years. After O’Neill had announced his prediction in 2001, the BRICs were formally announced in 2009. Discussions between the BRIC’s began in 2006 with four formal meetings with the foreign ministers of the BRIC countries happening between 2006-2008. He also introduces his new prediction within
‘The Growth Map’, the Next 11 (N-11), these are countries that will offer great opportunities for investors over the next decade. The N-11 consists of; South Korea, Mexico, Turkey,
Pakistan, Nigeria, Iran, Phillipines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Egypt and Bangladesh. !

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Looking more closely at the individual BRIC countries. Out of the four countries O’Neill chose, Brazil was a country that had always been viewed as having the potential to become a major economy. However Brazil failed to live up to expectations until 2003 when
Lula da Silva became president, and began an efficient anti-inflation policy. The consequences of this is that O'Neill believes Brazil’s economy in 2050 will be four times larger than it is…...

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