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China will become the most important trade partner. Russia will overtake the US. France will loose it's top position and the South will be insignificant.
So Germany will export 6% of their GDP to the BRICs, and in order for the Eurozone as a whole to maintain a neutral current account balance, the rest of the Eurozone will import 4% of their GDP from the BRICs. And then Germany will tell everyone that because they don't export directly to the rest of the EZ, the rest of the EZ's deficit is none of its concern.

But the fact is, the rest of the world cannot be relied on to keep the Euro undervalued so it can avoid running a neutral current account balance. Because there's no way to coerce the BRICs, politically, to overvalue their currencies.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 11th, 2013 at 08:08:10 AM EST
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