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Chinese investors interested in waste and insurance sectors in Portugal

11 November 2013

The waste and insurance sectors are expected to be the next “targets” for Chinese investment in Portugal, a country that is calling on investors from China to look into the privatisations underway. C…

China proposes 3-year action plan in Macau

5 November 2013

Economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries will be deepened, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang guaranteed on Tuesday in Macau, announcing an eight-point plan with …

Public investment in Angola subject to strict measures

28 October 2013

Public investment in Angola will be subject to a tighter selection process in order to make the application of funds stricter, according to the Africa Monitor newsletter. The newsletter noted that bu…

Traffic at port of Maputo increase four-fold in nine years

21 October 2013

Traffic at the port of Maputo rose almost four-fold between 2003 and 2012, but the facility and its associated transport corridor still have potential to grow, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) re…

Agriculture leads strong growth in loans to Angolan private sector

15 October 2013

The Angolan agricultural sector led a strong expansion of loans to the private sector in the first half of 2013, becoming a driving force behind the economy. Official statistics included in the month…

China and Brazil have the potential for a technological partnership in the energy sector

7 October 2013

China and Brazil have the potential to set up a “significant” technological partnership in the energy sector, which may take renewable energy to emerging economies, the International Energy Agency sai…

China increasingly important to Portuguese economy

30 September 2013

The increased interest of the Chinese in the Portuguese economy is expected to continue thus opening up Portuguese-speaking markets to China and allowing the debt-ridden European country to have acces…

Angola prepares to become middle-income country

23 September 2013

Angola is getting closer to being classified as a middle-income country, leaving its status as a low income country behind, which will make it easier for the West African nation to access foreign fina…

Angola and Mozambique serve as example in China’s new strategic document for Africa

16 September 2013

Chinese participation in reconstruction and financial service in Angola and in agriculture in Mozambique are some of the examples outlined in the new strategic document of the Chinese government for e…

Town of Ressano Garcia, in Mozambique, will become important power production centre in Southern Africa

9 September 2013

The border town of Ressano Garcia, in southern Mozambique, may become one of Southern Africa’s biggest electricity suppliers, once several thermoelectric power plants fired by natural gas extracted in…

African telecoms market in the “sights” of Isabel dos Santos and Zon-Optimus

2 September 2013

Expansion of international markets, particularly in Africa, is in the plans of the new Portuguese telecoms operator resulting from the merger of Zon and Optimus, which will have Angolan businesswoman …

Two-way Traffic – Macao and Taiwan serve as booming tourist markets for each other

30 August 2013

Macao people go to Taiwan for plastic surgery and to pick fruit and grapes on a farm and Taiwan visitors come to Macao to celebrate their weddings and explore the hidden parts of the city. This is th…

China and Brazil increasingly central to Mozambique’s agricultural development

26 August 2013

China and Brazil are of increasing importance to the development of agriculture in African countries such as Mozambique, with a succession of projects linked to the State, companies and civil society.…

Growth Point – Nansha launches new area as centre of Pearl River Delta

23 August 2013

On 19 June, the city of Guangzhou inaugurated its new area of Nansha, which it sees as an engine of growth and a platform for co-operation with Macao and Hong Kong. A large gathering of people in Pea…

Oil and Gas underpin dynamism of the Angolan economy

19 August 2013

The Angolan oil sector will remain dynamic over the next few years, with more prospecting and production, whilst natural gas is starting to contribute to economic growth, according to Portuguese bank …

Angolan bank assets rise by 50 pct in two years

12 August 2013

Assets at Angolan banks increased by almost 50 percent between 2010 and 2012 with BESA and BAI banks vying for leadership of the market by total assets, although profits fell in the last year. Accord…

“Strong” demand from India and China re-launches Angola’s diamond industry

5 August 2013

Angola’s diamond industry is recovery from a long recession due to “strong demand” from China and India, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. “Diamonds will continue to be the second largest …

Portuguese law firms expand to Angola and Mozambique in partnership with local firms

29 July 2013

Partnerships with law firms in Angola and Mozambique are the preferred model for Portuguese law firms to expand into these countries, where the market is experiencing rapid growth. The “Lawyers in An…

Bank of China and Sinohydro add to Chinese presence in Portugal

22 July 2013

Portugal continues to attract large Chinese companies interested in the European market as well as the Portuguese-speaking African markets, and now both the Bank of China and Sinohydro are moving into…

Brazilian capital puts Mozambique on list of top African receivers of foreign investment

15 July 2013

Mozambique should rank among the top ten on the list of African countries that attracted the most foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2012, due above all to Brazilian capital, indicates Portugal’s BPI …

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