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It is now exactly 10 years since Jim O’Neill, then the newly appointed Head of Economic Research at Goldman Sachs wrote a research paper "Dreaming with BRICs" in which he predicted that the global economy in the coming decades would be propelled by the growth of four populous and economically ambitious countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China, and famously coined the acronym "BRIC".

During the recent November 2011 APEC meeting in Hawaii, one of the key announcements was the agreement by nine of the members on the broad outlines of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between their countries.

Gary Cronin of Exportise asks is there a problem for Australia’s long term economic growth if the mining industry cannot continue to dominate our exports?

Frank Aneke writes on the opportunities available in Africa's expanding oil and gas sectors. "19 African countries are currently among significant contributors to the global oil and gas market. New African oil producers such as Ghana are on their way to join the global league of oil & gas exporters."

How Australian exporters are leveraging the 2012 London Olympic Games to do business in the UK, Europe and beyond.

One of Australia’s most recognised exporters has been lighting up buildings for nearly 40 years. Dynamic Export talks to Laservision about technology, triumphs and trials at the top of the world’s light show industry.

The 2012 London Olympics pose a huge opportunity for Australian companies with the right vision, expertise, products or services to contribute to the massive construction and organisational challenge of hosting the world's biggest international sporting event.

Case Study: BVN Architecture has partnered with a London firm to design two of the six buildings in the 2012 Olympic Games Athlete's village.

One of Australia's most recognised exporters has been lighting up buildings for nearly 40 years. Jennifer Blake talks to Laservision about technology, triumphs and trials at the top of the world's light show industry.

BLOG: Africa is the word on everyone's lips at the moment, as the world's last great emerging market matures. David Thomas breaks it down.

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