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Building BRICs in Africa

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Some eye-catching numbers from Standard Bank out today on the influence of BRICs countries -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- on Africa.

First off, the bank says the global recession and its recovery have been nourishing these so-called South-South ties. But it is all now ready to take off. The bank estimates:

-- By 2015, BRIC-Africa trade will have incresed threefold, to $530 billion from $150 billion this year.

-- BRICs share of Africa's total trade will increase from one-fifth today to one-third in the next five years.

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