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There are many ways of expressing the advance of Brazil as an economic and political force. For example, the country boasts the world’s seventh-largest economy by nominal gross domestic product according to the World Bank, and the eighth-largest by purchasing power parity, according to the Central Intelligence Agency.
Plus, there was Rio de Janeiro’s hosting last year of a United Nations conference bringing together global leaders to address cultural and religious differences. And then, of course, there’s the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games – both occasions when the eyes of the world will be focused on Brazil.
What the country will be hoping is that the gaze of a global audience will alight on much-improved infrastructure. Until now, Brazil – while advancing on so many fronts – has failed to provide the required momentum to bring roads, ports and other vital infrastructure up to scratch. In a World Economic Forum survey for 2010-11, Brazil is ranked a lowly 62nd out of 139 countries globally for the quality of its infrastructure.
But things are changing and in this Infrastructure Investor publication – Brazil: An Intelligence Report – you will discover precisely how. With sector reports on areas such as ports, energy and transport, we reveal where investors are seeing opportunities (and challenges). The report also brings you updates on Brazil’s legal framework, case studies of groundbreaking financing structures and interviews with key government officials.
Download the report now to find out more about the Brazil infrastructure investment scene in 2011.