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Angola is the only country in Africa that makes more foreign investments than it receives

8 September 2014

The large size of Angolan investments abroad, namely in Portugal, is already reflected in the country's statistics, which showed that in 2013 Angola was the only country in Africa that made more inves…

Completion of Benguela Railroad will boost economic growth in Angola

1 September 2014

Completion of reconstruction work on the Benguela Railroad in Angola will have a positive effect on the economy, by stimulating sectors such as agriculture and diamond mining in that area of ​​the cou…

Angolan groups target telecommunications and banking sector in Cabo Verde

25 August 2014

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) is the latest Portuguese-speaking country to attract the attention of major business and financial groups from Angola, which are expanding internationally and have gained promi…

Angolan groups target telecommunications and banking sector in Cabo Verde

25 August 2014

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) is the latest Portuguese-speaking country to attract the attention of major business and financial groups from Angola, which are expanding internationally and have gained promi…

From Beijing to Macao: Choosing Your Own Destiny

22 August 2014

In 1975, Yao Jing Ming was planting rice, weeding the soil and driving a tractor in a state farm in a suburb of Beijing. The winter months were long and cold and conditions of life primitive. Today, …

Mozambique’s economy expected t benefit from production of liquid fuel from natural gas

18 August 2014

Units planned in Mozambique to produce refined fuel may increase the impact natural gas has on the economy by reducing fuel imports and even launching exports within the region. Whilst units to produ…

Spending Spree – China pours investment into Portuguese-speaking countries

15 August 2014

China has overtaken the US to become the largest trading partner and foreign investor in Brazil. The municipality of Açu, 280 kilometres north of Rio de Janeiro, has been transformed from a seaside vi…

Angola modernises tax system to attract business investment

11 August 2014

Angola has been working for the last three years to modernise its corporate tax system to make it more effective and attractive with respect to investment and taxes on consumption and capital, among o…

Shrinking Distance – Giant sea creature will join two sides of Pearl River

8 August 2014

Every day thousands of people take the jetfoil from Hong Kong to Macao. As they approach the harbour, they see the legs of a new bridge arising out of the water, like a giant sea creature. This remar…

Resurgent textile industry helps diversify Angola’s economy

4 August 2014

The recovery of Angola’s textile industry, with machinery imported from Japan, South Korea and China, is a major step forward in diversification of the economy, which is still dependent on raw materia…

Mozambique receives funding of US$32 billion for infrastructure

28 July 2014

Mozambique is one of three of the main foreign investment destinations in Africa and over the next few years is expected to be home to infrastructure projects worth an estimated US$32 billion, accordi…

Delivering Success – Post Office chief fights to stay competitive against Internet and courier firms

25 July 2014

When Derby Lau Wai Ming graduated from secondary school, she wanted to study in the United States and broaden her horizons beyond her native Macao. Fearful that she would not return, however, her moth…

Portuguese group launches real estate investment fund for Chinese investors

21 July 2014

In a bid to take advantage of the interest and enthusiasm of private Chinese investors in real estate investment in Portugal, one of Portugal’s largest groups plans to launch am investment fund focuse…

Maputo regains its place as a trade hub for Southern Africa

14 July 2014

The port of Maputo is regaining its traditional place as a trade hub in Southern Africa thanks to investment in port and transport infrastructure, which have also driven economic growth. Development …

Deep Pockets – Mainland visitors are big spenders in Taiwan

11 July 2014

It is seven in the morning in a basement room of a hotel in downtown Taipei. The room is crowded with people speaking in the distinctive accent of northeast China; they are rushing to finish breakfast…

Wave of investments precedes first visit to Brazil by President of China

7 July 2014

A wave of large Chinese investments is preceding the long-awaited first visit to Brazil by the President of China, Xi Jinping, which is expected to seal a number of important commitments between the t…

Close ties with Brazil and China position Angola for future funding from BRICS bank

1 July 2014

Angola is well positioned to receive funding from the future BRICS bank due to its close ties with Brazil and China, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The recent state visit to Braz…

Portuguese construction company owned by Angolan businessman expands to Africa and Brazil

23 June 2014

Soares da Costa, the first Portuguese construction company to have its headquarters in Luanda, now plans to boost its position in Angola and in Brazil, as well as in Mozambique and other African count…

Pride of Macao – The library of the former Leal Senado

20 June 2014

This unique library contains over 20,000 books of all kinds and in a huge variety of languages, many of which have been in its collection for countless decades. The history of the collection charts a …

Financial services, transportation and industry at centre of new strategy for Cape Verde’s economy

16 June 2014

Cape Verde is examining the future of its economy, based on more involvement with the surrounding region, the opening to privatisations and a focus on financial services, transportation and also indus…

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