Video: Euvin Naidoo: Africa as an investment [TED]

In the talk that opened TEDGlobal 2007 (“Africa: The Next Chapter”), South African investment banker Euvin Naidoo sets the scene, framing the conversation that would unfold over the four-day event. “What’s the worst thing you’ve heard about Africa?” he asks. After fielding call-outs of “famine,” “war,” “corruption,” he urges the audience to move past these preconceptions — and offers a compelling picture of a continent on the cusp of enormous change.

In his talk, Naidoo mentions the next 11 ‘BRIC’ countries. A bit more info:

In December 2005, after its 2003 paper on the emerging “BRIC” economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Goldman Sachs investment bank named its “Next Eleven” list of countries, using macroeconomic stability, political maturity, openness of trade and investment policies and quality of education as criteria.

1. Bangladesh
2. Egypt
3. Indonesia
4. Iran
5. South Korea
6. Mexico
7. Nigeria
8. Pakistan
9. Philippines
10. Turkey
11. Vietnam


Global Economics Paper No: 134 – How Solid are the BRICs? [Goldman Sachs]