Features

Credit line and large business groups from China arrive in Equatorial Guinea

18 May 2015

Equatorial Guinea is becoming an important centre for Chinese investment in Africa, at a time when it is due to celebrate its first anniversary as a member of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Coun…

Acquisition of Novo Banco may make Portugal one of China’s main investment recipients

11 May 2015

Chinese investors are best placed to buy Portugal's Novo Banco, potentially China's largest ever deal in Portugal, a country that would be put on a par with the UK, which is currently China's largest …

THE GENTLE WAY – Judo attracting many young players in Macao

9 May 2015

Every evening, dozens of youngsters gather at Vitoria Sports Centre in downtown Macao to practise a sport that many of them are passionate about: judo. Judo, meaning “the gentle way”, is the combativ…

China gains importance as buyer and financier for Angola and Mozambique

9 May 2015

China, as well as consolidating its position as a major buyer of Angolan oil and as a destination market for Mozambique’s natural gas, is emerging as an increasingly important financier of both coun…

China gains importance as buyer and financier for Angola and Mozambique

4 May 2015

China, as well as consolidating its position as a major buyer of Angolan oil and as a destination market for Mozambique's natural gas, is emerging as an increasingly important financier of both countr…

From Fragrant Mountain to Economic Miracle – Zhongshan becomes Third Italy in the Pearl River Delta

30 April 2015

Zhongshan, birthplace of Dr Sun Yat-sen, has become one of the most important industrial cities in China. It is the one of the world’s largest producers of electrical appliances and its goods compete …

Success of Portuguese tourism has a Chinese secret

27 April 2015

Tourism in Portugal, one of the sectors that have most supported the economy during the recent years of crisis, continues to grow at a high pace, with an expected contribution from 100,000 Chinese tou…

Macao builds a new frontier with ambitious reclamation

24 April 2015

Within the next two years, Macao will enter a new phase in its history with the implementation of an ambitious land reclamation programme that will add more than 12 percent to the city’s land area and…

Mozambican graphite finds market in China

20 April 2015

Mozambique, as well as being a worldwide coal producer, is to establish itself as a major exporter of graphite, and in China has found a preferential market for this mineral. A recent analysis of sam…

Relations between China and Brazil to continue to grow

17 April 2015

Sino-Brazilian relations are likely to continue to grow in coming years. On the energy front, Brazil is well placed to be one of China‘s main suppliers of iron ore, steel, nickel, uranium and perhaps …

China aims to turn Mozambique into a centre for natural gas exploration

13 April 2015

China aims to turn Mozambique into a centre for natural gas exploration, according to Portuguese researcher Gustavo Placido dos Santos, who notes the East African country has a lot to gain from Chines…

Brazil and Portugal’s membership of the Asian Investment Bank paves way for joint projects in Portuguese-speaking countries

8 April 2015

Brazil and Portugal's membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) paves the way for joint projects with China in Asian countries such as Timor-Leste (East Timor), as well as in Portu…

Chinese amongst favourites to buy Portugal’s Novo Banco

30 March 2015

Chinese companies that have applied to acquire Portugal's Novo Banco (NB), which inherited the "healthy" assets of the beleaguered Banco Espírito Santo, are considered favourites for the deal, which m…

New visa system makes Angola more attractive to investors and tourists

23 March 2015

The ongoing process of facilitating the allocation of visas by Angola makes the country more attractive to investors and tourists, creating new sources of revenue, at a time when oil revenues are in d…

Investment of China Three Gorges in EDP’s renewable energy approaches 2 billion euros

16 March 2015

China Three Gorges (CTG) will invest more than 500 million euros in renewable energy projects of the EDP group in Portugal and Brazil, approaching its commitment of 2 billion euros of investment. Whe…

China Sonangol invests in Galicia region of Spain, which wants to be part of the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries

9 March 2015

The Galicia region of Spain, which wants to belong to the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries due to its historical and cultural ties to Portugal, is set to have a Chinese-Angolan business pres…

Carriage of Trade – Railway from Chongqing opens new Silk Road to Europe

6 March 2015

Three times a week, a train pulls out of the main station of Chongqing, southwest China, on one of the longest journeys in the world – 11,179 kilometres over 16 days through five countries to Duisburg…

Takeover bid for Portugal’s BPI bank opens way to consolidation in the Angolan banking sector

2 March 2015

Consolidation of operations in the Angolan commercial banking sector, long-awaited by analysts, my experience its most important consolidation to date as a result of the tender offer on Portuguese ban…

Queen of High Fashion – From small boutique to empire of luxury brands

27 February 2015

Three decades ago, a young girl scraped together her savings of 5,000 patacas to start a small boutique in Macao. Terry Sio, then a humble factory clerk, called her 100 square-foot boutique Rainbow –…

Continued growth of trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries drives diversification

24 February 2015

A new record was set in 2014 for trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, but the focus remains on raw materials, the price of which is dropping on the international market leading t…

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