Features

CEFC China Energy Company establishes partnership with Portuguese mutual association

16 October 2017

CEFC China Energy Company Limited has established a partnership with Portugal's Associação Mutualista Montepio, owner of the Caixa Económica Montepio Geral group, for the insurance sector, Portuguese weekly Expresso reported.

Portuguese Business Confederation creates structure to deal with Portuguese-speaking world

9 October 2017

The CIP - Portuguese Business Confederation, which brings together the main Portuguese companies, has recently created a new structure to increase the country's competitiveness in the emerging economies, particularly the Portuguese-speaking countries.

From scientist in Macao to founder of Singapore

6 October 2017

The story of Macao’s José d’Almeida Carvalho e Silva: Doctor, Scientist, Revolutionary

Economies of Portuguese-speaking countries make slight gains in competitiveness in 2017

4 October 2017

The economies of the Portuguese-speaking countries, with the exception of Mozambique, recorded slight gains in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018, released last week.

The China of wonder and marvels of Fernão Mendes Pinto

29 September 2017

Portuguese traveller writes his memoirs on China in his literary sensation Peregrinação published in 1614.

Review of economic policies in Angola expected as new President takes office

25 September 2017

The new President of Angola, João Lourenço, takes office this week in a difficult economic and financial context for the country, which is expected to force major changes in the country's economic policy.

Old Protestant Cemetery: treasure house of Macao history

22 September 2017

On a hillside in the centre of Macao lies a plot of ground that is an important piece of the city’s history – the Old Protestant Cemetery in which 162 people of different nationalities are buried, including some of the most famous foreigners who ever lived here.

Tourism growth in Africa opens up opportunities for Mozambique and other Portuguese-speaking countries

18 September 2017

Tourism is growing significantly in Africa and Mozambique is one of the destinations that has benefited from the increase in the number of foreign tourists, according to figures released by the Euromonitor International consultancy.

Creative and cultural industries key to Macao’s economic diversification

15 September 2017

The creative and cultural industries have become a significant economic force in Macao in recent years. A report released by the Statistics and Census Service recorded more than 1,700 organisations operating in the sector in 2015, generating total service receipts of MOP6.24 billion.

Italy’s ENI and China’s CNPC groups have new natural gas partner in Mozambique

11 September 2017

US group ExxonMobil has acquired a stake in the operator of Mozambique's northern Area Block 4, where its partners are Italian group ENI (35.7%) and the China National Petroleum Corporation (28.6%).

Built and rebuilt – Macao Archives reveals the city’s architectural history

8 September 2017

An exhibition at the Macao Archives offers a rare look at the city’s development from the end of the 19th century to present day, and the work of its architects and engineers.

Angolan president-elect focuses on China for reforms

4 September 2017

A few weeks before taking office as the new president of Angola, João Lourenço acknowledged that the country is in need of more incentives to attract further investment and said the Chinese historical leader Deng Xiaoping's policies were an example of a successful reform.

Macau University of Science and Technology aims for global status

1 September 2017

18 years after its inception, Macau University of Science and Technology has more than 10,000 students and is a leader in product development, research and innovation within the Greater China area.

Mozambique’s economy on the road to recovery

28 August 2017

The Mozambican economy has been showing signs of revival, with the economy accelerating, the currency gaining value and international reserves being restored after a difficult year in 2016, analysts indicate.

The legend lives on – Kit Yee Tong, the oldest martial arts club in Macao

25 August 2017

Standing opposite to the historic Na Tcha Temple of Mount Hill is a humble two-storey compound home to a kung fu legend more than a century old.

Air and sea transport undergoes transformation in Cabo Verde

21 August 2017

With the privatisation process of the TACV airline finally launched, the Cape Verdean government is also preparing to make important changes in maritime transport, in a process that is being followed with interest by China.

Lai Kei: Ice cream shop keeps old Macao favourite alive

18 August 2017

Where in Macao can you buy fresh, hand-made coconut, mango, sesame, honey melon and peppermint ice cream for just MOP13 (US$1.6)?

Macau has “attractive” conditions for foreign investors

14 August 2017

Macau has attractive conditions for foreign investors, particularly for setting up companies and for the transit of goods, according to a market study by the Portuguese agency for the promotion of foreign trade, AICEP Portugal Global.

Where does the Macau water come from

11 August 2017

In end-2016, Macau’s total population was 644,900 and annual water consumption hit 86.70 million cubic meters. The number had been steadily rising.

Mozambique’s Banks Resisting Economic Adversities Quite Well

7 August 2017

Even after two central bank interventions, the Mozambican banking sector has shown itself to be quite flexible at a time when the country’s economy is undergoing a process of accelerated growth following the very difficult year of 2016, analysts indicate.

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