In this episode, Mike and Rory talk about the BRICS nations ((Brazil, Russia,
India, China, and South Africa) as they continue to grow, and the speculating
possibility of these emerging powers challenging the supremacy of the US
Dollar. Mike and Rory talk about the factors influencing this landscape and
examine whether the BRICS have the potential to replace the US Dollar.
The pair investigate the following: What is the role of the US Dollar, BRICSs and
their economic growth, The creation of BRICS and the future ahead, challenges
and Limitations and trust of other nations. Mike talks about how The BRICS
nations have experienced remarkable economic growth over the past few decades,
contributing to their rising global influence. China has emerged as the world’s
second-largest economy. Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa have also made
significant strides, bolstering the collective economic strength of the BRICS.
Rory also mentions several challenges that hinder their ability to replace the US
dollar. Firstly, the US dollar’s status as a reserve currency being deeply
entrenched, and changing this dynamic would require significant structural
shifts in the global financial system. Secondly, Rory mentions the BRICS
countries face diverse economic and political circumstances, making it
difficult to achieve consensus on a unified currency approach.