Features

Macao Post creates world first – stamps with magic squares

20 February 2015

In October, Macao Post achieved a world first – a series of stamps based on the Magic Squares, a mathematical formula which was created in China and spread to countries around the world. A magic squa…

Portugal is China’s 4th biggest European investment destination in last decade

16 February 2015

Portugal was the fourth country in Europe to receive the most Chinese investment in the last ten years, ahead of much larger economies such as Spain or even Italy, according to a new comparative study…

Young and talented

13 February 2015

Macao magazine went to meet six young people who were born or brought up in Macao, studied here or abroad, established businesses, created brands and are changing the city’s economic landscape. They a…

Mozambique has conditions to adopt the Chinese model of Special Economic Zones

9 February 2015

Mozambique has the necessary conditions to successfully adopt the Chinese model of Special Economic Zones, which helped to boost the Chinese economy, according to researchers Fernanda Ilhéu and Hao Zh…

Blurring Boundary – Macao, Hengqin draw closer with 24-hour border crossing

6 February 2015

On 18 December, Macao and the neighbouring island of Hengqin drew closer with the 24-hour opening of the gate separating them. It is the first time since the Portuguese settled here in 1557 that the b…

Portuguese Government and Forum Macau expect more Chinese investment in Portugal

2 February 2015

Portugal remains attractive for Chinese investors and the "wave" of investment in recent years will continue, according to the Portuguese deputy prime minister and the Assistant Secretary-General of F…

A diplomat with a mission in China

30 January 2015

Vicente de Jesus Manuel, a graduate in International Relations in Mozambique, first came to China 20 years ago.  Since July this year, the veteran expert on China has taken on the job of facilitating …

Oil exports to China are “cushion” for drop in Angola’s revenues

26 January 2015

Angola needs, due to the fall in oil revenues, to recalculate its public accounts - and rethink the economic model by enhancing diversification - but has a "cushion" in the form of oil supply contract…

Chinese financing model in Africa seen as an example in Brazil

19 January 2015

Brazil plans to expand its exports to Africa beyond the Portuguese-speaking countries, where it is already well established, but needs a more attractive financing model, somewhat similar to China's mo…

New legislation promotes development of the natural gas industry in Mozambique

12 January 2015

In recent weeks Mozambique has taken an important step on the road to becoming a major world producer of natural gas, adopting legislation for the sector which was well received by key partners. For …

Angola and China open Atlantic to African neighbours

9 January 2015

The Benguela Railway was once Angola's bloodline, carrying goods to and from the interior of the country, and onwards to Zambia and Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). Its profit posted in t…

Angola expected to return to budget surpluses only in the medium term

5 January 2015

The implementation of Angola's state budget for 2015 presents some uncertainty due to a drop in oil prices, according to Eaglestone Securities, which expects the country to return to budget surpluses …

Macao Science Centre’s ambitious plans to rebrand itself

2 January 2015

Macao Science Centre (MSC) is a young institution but it has made great strides since it opened in 2009. The number of visitors to this modern facility has more than doubled, from 300,000 in its firs…

China’s business in Portuguese-speaking countries continues to increase

29 December 2014

The re-opening of the Benguela railway in 2014 will remain as China's flagship project in Angola, but also as a symbol of a year in which the relationship between China and Portuguese-speaking countri…

Singapore establishes itself as a financial platform for Angola

26 December 2014

Singapore is establishing itself as a major financial platform for Angolan private and public investors, including state oil company Sonangol, and replacing Dubai. According to Africa Monitor Intelli…

Diamonds help Angola to offset drop in oil prices

15 December 2014

The ongoing recovery of the diamond industry in Angola and plans to strengthen its effect on the economy should help offset the decline in oil prices, which are the country's main source of revenue. …

New book reveals hidden history of Portuguese of Burma

14 December 2014

“Many of us here were born in Portugal or at least Goa. We have spent many years here in Burma. We always feel like we are prisoners or guests or visitors. Now is the time to accept Burma as our count…

Portugal’s financial sector arouses China’s interest

9 December 2014

The financial sector is expected to be the new focus of Chinese investment in Portugal, which in three years has involved close to 6 billion euros in energy companies and, more recently, insurance and…

Mozambique among the three African economies with highest growth by 2019

1 December 2014

Mozambique is one of three countries that stand out for their growth in Africa, a continent that will become increasingly important in economic terms in the coming years, according to consulting firm …

Exponential increase in assets continues in Mozambique’s banking sector

24 November 2014

The six largest banks in Mozambique, after increasing their assets by more than 25 percent in 2012, last year continued on double-digit growth, together with an increase in profits, according to a rep…

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