Infrastructure investment – stalling or taking off?

"By Dr Arjuna Sittampalam, Research Associate with EDHEC-Risk Institute and Editor, Investment Management Review

Infrastructure has been recognised as a potential solution to the world’s economic difficulties since the credit crisis and holds the promise of providing a bonanza for the private sector worldwide. Though bedevilled by politics and hampered by other obstacles, the signs are that the sector is beginning to take off."

"The BRICs

None of the BRICs countries has satisfactory infrastructure. According to a World Economic Forum report on the quality of infrastructure, China, India, Russia and Brazil rank 69, 86, 100, and 104 respectively out of 142 countries surveyed.

In India and Russia, though infrastructure needs updating, there is no convincing sign of a political determination to achieve it quickly."

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