Infrastructure Report: Introduction

Infrastructure Report: Introduction

While Brazil’s 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, Brazil’s development bank BNDES is hoping to cut its own role in financing projects. Luciano Coutinho, the bank’s head, told investors in November that it planned to finance around 23% of Brazil’s infrastructure and industry

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