The BRICs markets – Brazil, Russia, India and China – have weathered the global economic crisis remarkably well, emerging stronger than before. They are on pace to equal the G7 in size by 2032, seven years earlier than originally predicted. View a December 2009 interview with Jim O’Neill, Head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research, discussing the latest research.
The fact of the matter is, close to three billion people around the world, which is half of the world's population, haven't really been touched by this crisis in the way that most people talk about.
- Jim O'Neill, Head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research