Your answer to question must be based on the text below entitled "Land of Promise": Land of PromiseSource: www.economist.com/specialreportsApril 12th 2007 (Adapted) In 2003 Goldman Sachs, an investment bank, selected Brazil, along with Russia, India and China, as one of the "BRICs"- the developing countries that would share dominance of the world economy by 2050. In some ways Brazil is the steadiest of the BRICs. Unlike China and Russia it is a full-blooded democracy; unlike India it has no serious disputes with its neighbours. It is the only BRIC without a nuclear bomb. The Heritage Foundation's "Economic Freedom Index", which measures such factors as protection of property rights and free trade, ranks Brazil ("moderate free") above the other BRICs ("mostly unfree"). One of the main reasons why Brazil's growth has been slower than China's and India's is that Brazil is richer and more urbanized. The survey will argue that disgruntlement persists because Brazil is a battleground between progress and inertia. Since independence was proclaimed by the son of the Portuguese king, Brazil has been adding layer upon layer of change rather than sweeping away the old and starting afresh.In paragraph 1, four countries are referred to as
a) unlikely to play a key role in the world economic scenario.
b) the slowest-growing economies of the present.
c) likely to dominate the world economy in the future.
d) the fastest-growing economies over the past 50 years.
e) being today's richest and most prosperous economies.