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- DocumentResearch and Information System for Developing Countries, 2017The rise and relevance of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) cannot be overstated. BRICS constitutes the most prominent emerging economies with substantial influence on world affairs – both political and economic.DocumentTransnational Institute, 2014Central to the narrative of emerging powers, and particularly the BRICS, is the issue of trade, as both the driver of their economic surge, the factor behind their growing economies and the platform it has given them to assert influence in global governance.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015The BRIC acronym was created at the beginning of the 2000s to represent a group of four fast-growing economies –Brazil, Russia, India and China – and was changed to BRICS in December 2010 with the inclusion of South Africa.DocumentCentre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2014The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a two-day policy advisory group seminar in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa, 2014.DocumentCentre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2014The BRICS countries played a pivotal role in enabling other developing and emerging economies to weather the impact of the global financial crisis of 2008–2009. Participation in the BRICS grouping offers an opportunity for South Africa to deepen and broaden its bilateral engagement with Brazil, Russia, India, and China.Document
Nigeria and the BRICS: current and potential trade relations and their Implications for the Nigerian economySouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2014The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries have played a progressive role in global economic and political affairs since their recognition as global centres of growth. Based on their similar growth trajectories, these countries have the potential to reshape global economic governance in the near future.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2014South Africa’s rich endowment of mineral and natural resources complements Brazil’s specialisation in agriculture and raw materials, Russia’s position as a major player in the commodity market, India’s services-exporting economy, and China’s recognition as the ‘world’s factory’.Document2014The significance of international trade was highlighted by the leaders of the BRICS group of countries as they met for their Sixth Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil in July, 2014. The BRICS group, made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, came together calling for an Action Plan for advancing its work on trade and investment.DocumentCenter for Strategic and International Studies, 2013Focus on the BRICS began in 2001. Back then, the group only included Brazil, Russia, India, and China (South Africa was added in 2010). It all started with a November 2001 Goldman Sachs research paper titled ‘‘Building Better Global Economic BRICs,’’ written by Jim O’Neill.Document
The economic engagement footprint of rising powers in sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of trade, foreign direct investment and aid flowsInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2013Rising powers such as Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the Gulf states or Turkey have entered the development arena through their expanding relationships with low-income countries (LICs) . A widespread perception is that these countries are establishing new forms of engagement, mainly under a South–South cooperation framework.