October 14th, 2016
Episode 638 of 836 episodes
They were the five emerging economies set to reshape the world order: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Collectively, they became known as the BRICS. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi reports from Goa, where BRICS leaders are set to meet amid the hard reality of slowing world economic growth and political turmoil, while Jim O'Neill, the former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former Conservative government minister who coined the BRIC acronym, tells us why he still thinks these countries have potential. Plus, the BBC's Rahul Tandon reports from Kolkata about the growing pressure on India's 315 million students. (Picture: Flags of the five BRICS nations; Credit: Gil-Design/Thinkstock)
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