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One Year On20150101

How Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey have progressed in their economic aspirations

MINT - The Next Economic Giants

A year ago, we asked former Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill - the man who first identified the 'BRICS' nations more than a decade ago - to tell us which countries would become the next big emerging economies. He predicted that the big development success stories would be the MINT nations - Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

But are these markets proving to be the big drivers of global economic growth and dynamism that had been hoped? Or are they being hamstrung by authoritarianism, violent crime and corruption? Jim O’Neill is in the hot seat as we ask these and other questions.

World Have Your Say20140110

Speak live to economist Jim O'Neill about the four countries he believes will join the world's economic A-list: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

You can post your questions, comments and experiences at facebook.com/worldhaveyoursay, or you can tweet with the hashtag #bbcmint. You can also send us a message on WhatsApp +447730751925 or email worldhaveyoursay@bbc.com

Picture: People gather at Balogun market two days before Christmas in central Lagos

Credit: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

World Have Your Say20140110

Speak live to economist Jim O'Neill about the four countries he believes will join the world's economic A-list: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

You can post your questions, comments and experiences at facebook.com/worldhaveyoursay, or you can tweet with the hashtag #bbcmint. You can also send us a message on WhatsApp +447730751925 or email worldhaveyoursay@bbc.com

Picture: People gather at Balogun market two days before Christmas in central Lagos

Credit: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

World Have Your Say20140110

Speak live to Jim O'Neill about four countries he thinks will join the economic A-list

MINT - The Next Economic Giants

Speak live to economist Jim O'Neill about the four countries he believes will join the world's economic A-list: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

You can post your questions, comments and experiences at facebook.com/worldhaveyoursay, or you can tweet with the hashtag #bbcmint. You can also send us a message on WhatsApp +447730751925 or email worldhaveyoursay@bbc.com

Picture: People gather at Balogun market two days before Christmas in central Lagos
Credit: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

01Mint - The Next Economic Giants20140106

Jim O'Neill looks at four countries which look set to join the world's economic A-list: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

01Mint - The Next Economic Giants20140106

Jim O'Neill looks at four countries which look set to join the world's economic A-list: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

01Nigeria - Africa's Hope - MINT - The Next Economic Giants20140106

Economist Jim O'Neill investigates Nigeria's development potential, corruption and crime

MINT - The Next Economic Giants

Economist Jim O'Neill was the first to spot the huge potential of the BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and predict how the world would change. In this landmark series, Jim travels to four countries which could one day stand alongside them and join the world's economic elite. Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey - MINT - could become the new name on people's lips, and further overturn the old world order. In the first episode Jim investigates Nigeria - a nation of young, vibrant and natural entrepreneurs. Can they overcome the country's terrible legacy - decades of corruption, crime, and mismanagement?

(Picture: People gather at Balogun market two days before Christmas in central Lagos. Credit: Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

02Mexico - Brave New World - MINT - The Next Economic Giants20140107

Is Mexico's hope of creating an economic miracle drawing nearer in sight?

MINT - The Next Economic Giants

Mexico's hope of becoming the workshop of North America was shattered by China's domination of cheap exports. But recently, the Mexican dream is in sight again. As Beijing opts for "quality not quantity" of growth, companies are returning to Mexico, drawn by competitive labour and proximity to the US market. In the second episode of a landmark series, economist Jim O'Neill travels across Mexico to investigate. He discovers that its ambitions now go far beyond cheap manufacturing. But can Mexico's youthful, reforming government overcome the challenges of widespread poverty, crime and a huge number of people living outside the formal economy?

(Picture: Employees work at a production line before the opening of Nissan's new plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Credit: Reuters/Henry Romero)

02Mint - The Next Economic Giants20140107

Jim O'Neill looks at four countries which look set to join the world's economic A-list: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

02Mint - The Next Economic Giants20140107

Jim O'Neill looks at four countries which look set to join the world's economic A-list: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

03Indonesia - Commodity Curse - MINT - The Next Economic Giants20140108

Can Indonesia break its old reliance on exporting raw materials?

MINT - The Next Economic Giants

Indonesia has enjoyed a boom created by its exports of raw materials to China, India and other growing economies. But commodity prices are notoriously volatile and the world's fourth largest nation needs to create a more stable economy as it expands even further and urbanises rapidly. International investors are queuing up to exploit this major market, but as Jim O'Neill discovers, the Indonesian story is complex - poverty, poor infrastructure and a historical aversion to foreign interference could all threaten the dream of joining the world's economic A-list.

(Picture: A conductor waits near his bus as a police officer halts the traffic to clear jams during rush hour at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Credit: AP/Dita Alangkara)

03Mint - The Next Economic Giants20140108

Jim O'Neill looks at four countries which look set to join the world's economic A-list: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

03Mint - The Next Economic Giants20140108

Jim O'Neill looks at four countries which look set to join the world's economic A-list: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

04Turkey - Beyond the Silk Road - MINT - The Next Economic Giants20140109

Does Turkey's future still depend on its advantageous location between East and West?

MINT - The Next Economic Giants

For centuries, Turkish traders have exploited their location on the historic Silk Road between East and West, selling to merchants travelling in both directions. And, as Jim O'Neill reports, Turkey's geography remains important to this day as the country becomes an aviation hub, a conduit for gas and oil, and a unique visitor destination. Yet Turkish plans go much further too. So can this ambitious country combine its deep-rooted trading skills with ultra-modern technology to develop world-beating manufacturers? Or will its much lauded potential remain just that?

(Picture: People walk at Eminonu shopping district in Istanbul. Credit: Reuters/Osman Orsal)

04 LASTMint - The Next Economic Giants20140109

For centuries, Turkish traders have exploited their location on the historic Silk Road between east and west, selling to merchants travelling in both directions. And, as Jim O'Neill reports Turkey's geography remains important to this day as the country becomes an aviation hub, a conduit for gas and oil, and a unique visitor destination. Yet Turkish plans go much further too. So can this ambitious country combine its deep-rooted trading skills with ultra modern technology to develop world-beating manufacturers? Or will its much lauded potential remain just that?

Picture: People walk at Eminonu shopping district in Istanbul

Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal

04 LASTMint - The Next Economic Giants20140109

For centuries, Turkish traders have exploited their location on the historic Silk Road between east and west, selling to merchants travelling in both directions. And, as Jim O'Neill reports Turkey's geography remains important to this day as the country becomes an aviation hub, a conduit for gas and oil, and a unique visitor destination. Yet Turkish plans go much further too. So can this ambitious country combine its deep-rooted trading skills with ultra modern technology to develop world-beating manufacturers? Or will its much lauded potential remain just that?

Picture: People walk at Eminonu shopping district in Istanbul

Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal