05/29/2017 15h20

Foreign investment in infrastructure rises 500% in January-April

Valor International

The inflow of foreign investment into infrastructure in Brazil grew more than 500% in the first four months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, reaching $11.39 billion. It's more than half of the direct-investment flow for private-equity transactions tracked by the Central Bank. But analysts already expects the performance to slowed down with the resurgence of the crisis involving Persident Michael Temer, although the reaction doesn't mean investors "are giving up the country". "Basically, when an investor is going to put money into a project, he considers risks and returns. Both are measurable. Uncertainty cannot be measured," says economist Cláudio Frischtak.