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    Hi, I'm coming to ask you questions, again.

    1.Mutual funds that invest in Russia are reaping the benefits as the nation's economy begins to broaden beyond commodities.

    In this sentence, what does 'begins to broaden beyond commodities' mean? Broaden what, expand investment or gain more benefits?

    2.Often lumped in with Brazil, India and China, Russia is now garnering attention all on its own. Funds that invest specifically in Russia have posted sizzling returns in the past 12 months, and some managers now find the nation more attractive than its BRIC counterparts.

    What does the first sentence mean? Does it mean Russia used to focus on the other three countries and now it focuses on its own? What does 'lumped in with' mean?

    These two sentences are the first two segments from the same article. Thank you very much for your help.

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    Smile Re: Often lumped in with

    Can anyone do me a favor and answer these questions? Thank you very much.

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    Re: Often lumped in with

    1.Mutual funds that invest in Russia are reaping the benefits as the nation's economy begins to broaden beyond commodities.

    In this sentence, what does 'begins to broaden beyond commodities' mean? Broaden what, expand investment or gain more benefits?

    The economy has diversified into other sectors besides commodities

    2.Often lumped in with Brazil, India and China, Russia is now garnering attention all on its own. Funds that invest specifically in Russia have posted sizzling returns in the past 12 months, and some managers now find the nation more attractive than its BRIC counterparts.

    What does the first sentence mean? Does it mean Russia used to focus on the other three countries and now it focuses on its own? What does 'lumped in with' mean?

    'Lumped in with' means being grouped together with the other countries in one category. Russia's economy has been booming and has progressed ahead of the others i.e. it is now in a class of its own.

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