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Up one position, China ranks 28th (up 14 places from 2007) on the 2015 in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2014-2015 and continues to lead the BRICS economies by a wide margin—well ahead of Russia (53rd), South Africa (56th), Brazil (57th), and India (71st). Dropping for the sixth consecutive edition, India is down 11 on 2014 out of 144 economies and is the lowest ranked among the BRICS economies. India’s slide in the competitiveness rankings began in 2009, when its economy was still growing at 8.5 percent (it even grew by 10.3 percent in 2010). South Africa has also performed worse than the previous year’s ranking.