In 2001, Jim O’Neill, then at Goldman Sachs, coined the term BRIC economies to mean Brazil, Russia, India, China. In BRICS S was added to represent South Africa. Then there’s Indonesia. And we can add South East Asia. And now Africa.
Most of the world is outside the G7 or G8 economies but the BRIC nations are within the G20 and are growing rapidly. they became a formal organisation in 2010 and the eleventh BRIC Summit was hosted in Brasilia in 2019.
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