Capital markets seen as key to financing Mexican infrastructure - report

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Capital markets could potentially become a bigger source of financing for Mexican infrastructure projects, said Standard & Poor's.

Mexico's 2014-18 national infrastructure program, recent energy reform and new legislation on public private partnerships, as well as low interest rates and continued need for investment in infrastructure, are expanding activity in the sector, said S&P credit analyst Álvaro Astarloa.

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"Although most new Mexican infrastructure will still be financed by public and private banks, capital markets will start playing a bigger role. That's because diversification in funding sources will be an important element in obtaining the large sums needed for these important projects," Astarloa added.