China Development Bank
In May 2011, Chairman Chen Yuan of the China Development Bank (CDB) was thinking back on CDB's financing of a major project between Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), Brazil's state-owned oil and gas producer and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), one of China's largest oil companies. Signed two years earlier, the deal was an oil-for-loan agreement in which Petrobras committed to a 10-year oil supply to Sinopec in exchange for a $10 billion loan from CDB. The case study describes the deal and its importance to both countries. The case also discusses CDB's evolution from a policy bank to more of a commercial enterprise.