Features

New auction of oil blocks in Angola is opportunity for smaller Angolan and foreign companies

25 February 2014

The next auction of oil blocks in Angola, recently announced by Angolan state oil company Sonangol, is an opportunity mainly for smaller companies to enter or increase their position in the country, a…

Zhuhai Opera rises out of the sea

21 February 2014

Rising out of an island in Zhuhai is a giant shell that will become a new landmark of the city – its Opera House. It is one of the four cultural projects under construction, involving a total expendi…

Portuguese Industrial Association promotes Portuguese real estate in China

17 February 2014

The continued growth of private Portuguese investment in the luxury real estate sector in Portugal, which accounts for a significant proportion of foreign direct investment, has led the Portuguese Ind…

Cabo Verde boost position amongst Africa’s most open economies

12 February 2014

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) has boosted its position in Africa in the latest version of the world’s main economic freedom index, at a time when important Chinese investments are about to be launched. In …

The Dragon and the Sleeping Crocodile – China and Timor-Leste

8 February 2014

Contact between Chinese and Timorese dates back to the early 15th century when the ships of the legendary Chinese explorer Admiral Zheng He arrived on the island in search of the famed sandalwood high…

Companies from Brazil and China compete for privatisation of the year in Portugal

5 February 2014

Brazilian groups Odebrecht and Solvi and Chinese groups Beijing Enterprises Water and Sound Global are competing for what is considered to be the biggest privatisation in Portugal in 2014, of waste ma…

Angola boosts its influence in Sao Tome and Principe with credit line

27 January 2014

Sao Tome and Principe is increasingly the destination for Angolan investment in strategic sectors such as airports and infrastructure, and this trend is expected to be bolstered by a credit line due t…

Caixa Seguros expands in Africa while awaiting conclusion of acquisition by China’s Fosun

20 January 2014

Caixa Seguros, the Portuguese state-owned insurance group recently sold to Chinese group Fosun International, is continuing with its expansion in the insurance sector in Africa by moving into the Moza…

Trans-national transport network in Africa receive investment of US$1 trillion lead by China

13 January 2014

Trans-national transport networks, which cross countries such as Angola and Mozambique, are expected to be the main beneficiaries of an investment of US$1 trillion by China in Africa over the next 12 …

Portuguese and Chinese Companies Team Up For Energy Development

10 January 2014

Energy development is crucial for developing countries, especially those that are witnessing rapid economic growth. China has seen great strides in boosting its energy production – and now Chinese fir…

Mozambique due to become oil producer in 2014

6 January 2014

Mozambique is due this year to become an oil producing country and significant progress is also expected to be made in natural gas and coal production, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. A …

Business deals in 2013 narrow ties between Lisbon, Luanda, São Paulo and Macau

30 December 2013

Lisbon, Luanda, São Paulo and other Portuguese-speaking cities along with Macau were the settings for major business deals in 2013, further tightening relations in the Sino-Portuguese economic and bus…

Angolan capital Luanda to have new commercial port

26 December 2013

A new commercial port serving the Angolan capital Luanda is to be built at the Dande River bar to help decongest the city’s main port infrastructure, which is nearing saturation, reports the Africa Mo…

Angola has “high” potential economic growth

16 December 2013

Angola has “high” potential economic growth, even at a stage when its oil production accounts for a smaller slice of the economy, as well as the ability to become a “regional powerhouse in Africa,” ac…

Building on Ambition – China helps build Cape Verde after independence

13 December 2013

Public infrastructures erected by China in Cape Verde, such as the government and presidential palaces, have become landmarks in the landscape and even part of the rich culture of the archipelago. Lat…

China Three Gorges increases investments in renewable energy in Portugal and Brazil

10 December 2013

Two years after becoming the biggest shareholder of Portuguese power company EDP – Energias de Portugal, China Three Gorges (CTG) has taken an important step in improving the partnership by boosting i…

Expansion of population and wealth in Angola attracts retail trade

2 December 2013

Angola is one of the most attractive markets for international retail trade, due to the significant expansion of the population and the average income, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EI…

Expansion of population and wealth in Angola attracts retail trade

2 December 2013

Angola is one of the most attractive markets for international retail trade, due to the significant expansion of the population and the average income, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EI…

New infrastructure projects designed by China launched in Portuguese-speaking countries

25 November 2013

Angola, Mozambique and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) over the last few weeks have seen the launch of new infrastructure projects, such as dams and roads, from which they are expected to reap benefits over t…

China Three Gorges and Energias de Portugal (EDP) begin joint investments in Africa

18 November 2013

Joint investment projects in Africa are beginning to take shape nearly two years after China Three Gorges became the main shareholder in EDP – Energias de Portugal, indicate officials from the two com…

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