Brazil: the Road Ahead

The World Economic Forum ranks Brazil 72nd out of 138 economies for the quality of its infrastructure, ahead of neighbouring Argentina but well behind Mexico at 57th. Now, Latin America’s largest country has a chance to put that right before the next peak in the economy

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The country’s need for upgrades is urgent but, with government funds in short supply, opportunities abound for investors

Corruption and the lure of populism hang over the country ahead of an all-important presidential election in 2018

Success in curbing Brazilian inflation is just the first step in creating long-term stability for economic recovery

The FT and FGV Projetos gathered a panel of business leaders in São Paulo for a keynote discussion

Built to stimulate trade, the long-delayed link to French territory stands near-idle, a symbol of ill-disciplined spending on infrastructure projects

Ferrying freight from the centre-west to the northern ports is an arduous job. A promised new rail link is set to change that

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Beijing is snapping up infrastructure assets and preparing bids for many more

Plans seek to open up energy sector and auction-off highway, rail and airport concessions

Wind farms boast capacity that is double the global average

Questions arise on how the power station’s output is shared

As agribusiness demands more land and better transport, the environment and communities pay a high price

Infrastructure projects have failed to stimulate investment while despoiling natural resources and hurting local communities

The contrasting fortunes of the companies involved offer a sobering lesson in business models and financing

‘Car Wash’ corruption probe opens up the market for infrastructure contracts to smaller companies

Without vital upgrades, the country’s competitiveness will only suffer further