This is the first focus report from the International Business Report (IBR) 2007 examining the four emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India and mainland China (BRIC) – that are expected to play an increasingly important role in the global economy in the coming decades. These four countries have come to symbolise the exciting challenges and opportunities presented by dynamic emerging markets.
The first part of the report outlines key features of these economies and their growing contribution to world output and trade. The second part analyses the perceptions of business owners regarding the impact of these countries on their businesses and trading patterns.
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