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Today's Big Idea: Breakout Nations

The Big Idea for Monday, April 30, 2012

After BRIC comes MIST (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey) and RGM (Rapid Growth Markets). More and more, economists are evoking the economic performance of countries beyond the mainstream favorites, Brazil, Russia, India and China. This is especially relevant as economic growth in Brazil and China slows down.

Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets for Morgan Stanley, urges investors to pay closer attention to "breakout nations" -- new emerging markets that will be on the forefront of global economic growth. South Korea, Indonesia, Poland and Turkey are just a few of the breakout nations that will lead the way. 

Ernst & Young identifies 25 Rapid Growth Markets that investors should be paying attention to. Big Think's experts provides some context and lessons on how business leaders can stay ahead of the curve while treading carefully in a new landscape of emerging markets. 



  1. 1 China: The Descending Dragon
    An Phung Think Tank
  2. 2 Move Over BRIC. It's All About RGM (Rapid Growth Markets).
    An Phung Think Tank
  3. 3 Spotting Risk and Opportunity in Emerging Markets
    Ian Bremmer

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