The BRIC's: Strengths and weaknesses

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Dan Grist
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Brazil It is increasingly influential in Latin America, with a
strong, diversified economy and growing middle
class.
Could be described as an `agricultural superpower' ­
the huge land area can sustain agricultural production
of crops and also Biofuels which could create a secure
future energy supply.
Brazil is the world's largest producer of sugarcane
and coffee, and a net exporter of cocoa, soybeans,
orange juice, tobacco, forest products, and other
tropical fruits and nuts.
Large population provides a large work force.

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Russia Russia has huge stocks of oil and gas
It has a huge nuclear weapons arsenal
Russia will become increasingly powerful as fossil fuel
reserves deplete and energy-dependent countries
like the US become desperate to acquire remaining
reserves. It is also a member of OPEC ­ the price
setting cartel.
Russia has the most time zones than any other country
in the world and it borders 14 other countries.…read more

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