Infrastructure Report: Introduction
As momentum builds for the World Cup kick-off in Brazil in June, attention will inevitably fall on Latin America’s infrastructure. The region is still searching for a way to attract the best financing mix
While Brazils stadiums and transport networks are
courting scrutiny, concerns about infrastructure extend much
further afield. Across the region, governments are looking for
the best way to draw in private investment to much-needed
initiatives. Brazil has found some success with infrastructure
debentures. Vale is the latest blue-chip firm to consider the
instruments, marketing a 750 million real ($322 million) deal
in December. As that market grows, Brazils development
bank BNDES is hoping to cut its own role in financing projects.
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