While it may not be competing at Brazil’s World Cup, China is certainly the top performer among the major emerging national economies

How they score

As Brazil dares to dream of an unprecedented sixth World Cup win – this time on home soil – its economic performance is increasingly coming under scrutiny.

Russia, India and China are in much the same boat. Not too long ago, they were tipped to eclipse – eventually – the combined economic power of the G7. Yet a recent slump has forced each to rein in GDP forecasts, while the financial world watches intently.

See our graphic to discover how they all fair on the economic scorecard…