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Brazil is fast becoming the go-to place for investors, claims AAA
Despite slower economic growth than recent years, Brazil still offers investors some very attractive opportunities, according to AAA.
The fact that Brazil is now investing so heavily in transport and infrastructure ensures that investors from all over the world are interested in doing business in the Latin American country. Brazil is fast-emerging as one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has recently taken over from the UK as the sixth largest of the world's economies. "things are really moving for Brazil and if you are looking to invest in somewhere that is on the up - Brazil is a good bet," stated AAA's analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.
Several specific projects are underway, which should attract investors interested in assets ranging from timberland to real estate. Firstly, there is the housing project that the Brazilian government is launching in order to build new, high quality homes for the millions of urban dwellers that have moved into Brazil's cities. The government wants to get people out of the slum areas and into better houses. This will mean a greater demand for materials including steel and sustainable timber, "which is great news of those invested in Brazilian managed forestry," added Mr Johnson.
Another major project that will please investors is the construction of the venues for the Rio Olympics in 2016 and the FIFA World Cup in 2014. As well as these venues, which will further increase demand for steel and timber, major road works are needed to ensure the infrastructure is in place to support the millions of extra people that will descend on Brazil's cities during the events.
One of the transport solutions being mooted is the introduction of a bullet train service between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Reports claim that the project has attracted the attention of a raft of foreign investors, all keen to get involved in this major project.
"These are, without a doubt, exciting times for Brazil and investors who put their cash into this future superpower now will be making the right decision, in our opinion," added Mr Johnson.
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