Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa created the BRICS association based on equality and mutual benefit. But can they make their alliance truly profitable politically, as well as economically? Find out which BRICS members suffered the most from the 2008 financial crisis. Discover what areas of their economies kept growing despite growing pressure from the West. See how the bloc's members want to empower small and medium enterprises and to encourage economic growth. Listen to our special series "Outgrowing Frontier Markets: How Small Businesses Reshape BRICS Economies."