Survey: Russia's businesses most pessimistic in BRIC.

By bne IntelliNews January 12, 2012
According to the survey of business expectations performed in Q4/11 by Grant Thornton International (GTI), Russia is the only BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) country in which the number of pessimistic businesses exceed the number of optimistic ones, reports. Brazil had the highest optimism index of 74%, followed by India (58%), China (22%) and followed by Russia with -4% index (number of pessimistic businesses exceeding the number of optimistic by 4%). In BRIC countries overall the index grew from 25% to 34% in Q4. Out of 40 countries that participated in the survey, Russia takes 27th place.
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