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Sugar used as model for development of commercial agriculture in Mozambique

8 July 2013

The sugar industry is serving as a model for development of commercial agriculture in Mozambique, demonstrating the country’s potential in this sector, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EI…

Deep water port project in Sao Tome and Principe attracts Angolan interest

1 July 2013

Construction of a deep water port in Sao Tome and Principe is attracting interest from Angolan investors after Brazilian company AGN also showed interest. According to the Africa Monitor newsletter (…

Real estate prices in Angola stable and have “enormous potential” growth

24 June 2013

Angola’s real estate market is experiencing a period of greater stability, which is reflected in its prices, but still has “enormous potential growth,” according to a study by Proprime. The 5th editi…

First shipment of liquid natural gas from Angola sent to Brazil

17 June 2013

Brazil was the destination of the first ever shipment of liquid natural gas from Angola, produced by Angola LNG at its processing unit in Soyo, Cabinda province, which plans to have Asian countries am…

Privatisations may be major step forward for Angola’s economy

11 June 2013

Multiple privatisations announced in Angola may be a major step forward for the economy, stimulating the private sector and capital market and reducing state influence, asserts the Economist Intellig…

A much wealthier Macao – How liberalisation of the gaming industry has boosted Macao’s economy and employment opportunities

7 June 2013

Since liberalising its gaming industry over ten years ago, Macao has seen extraordinary increases in revenues to surpass even those of Las Vegas. Analysts and academics agree that the liberalisation m…

Sale of Portugal’s Escom to Angolan investors in its final stages

3 June 2013

The sale of Portugal’s Escom, which is active in Angola’s diamond sector, to Angolan state investors is in its final stages, more than two years after an initial agreement was reached, the Africa Moni…

China may be the “anchor” for Portugal’s return to Asia

27 May 2013

China, with its growing ties to Portuguese-speaking countries as well as the economic elite of other emerging Asian powerhouses, may be an “anchor” for Portugal’s return to Asia, according to research…

Agricultural investments of US$3.8 billion expected to drive growth of Mozambican economy

20 May 2013

Mozambique’s economic growth, which is already high due to new coal mining and natural gas projects, may be given further impetus over the next few years through agricultural investments of US$3.8 bil…

China and Portugal’s trade relation with Angola increasingly important

13 May 2013

China and Portugal are becoming increasingly important for trade relations with Angola, whilst the United States and France are losing ground in the country’s balance of trade, according to Angolan fi…

Indian companies unable to keep up with Chinese and Brazilian counterparts in Mozambique

6 May 2013

Indian companies have been unable to keep up with the rate at which their Brazilian and Chinese counterparts are setting themselves up in Mozambique, a country whose mining resources are piquing the i…

New transport facilities in Luanda boost Angola’s economic growth

29 April 2013

The new transport facilities projected to be built in Luanda, including suburban trains, will boost Angola’s economic growth, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Included in the proje…

Three decades of China-Angola cooperation – Deep mutual trust fostered

26 April 2013

At a time when China and Angola are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, the two countries are now preparing to start a new phase in their relationship that will undoubtedly…

Cape Verde and Mozambique are two of the most attractive destinations for investment in Africa

22 April 2013

Cape Verde and Mozambique are two of the most attractive destinations for foreign investment in Africa in 2013, according to a document published in Lille by French consultancy StrategiCo. In the “Ri…

Macao tourism growing stronger

19 April 2013

After years of remarkable growth, Macao’s tourism industry is facing a number of challenges. It needs to focus on quality in order to extend the virtuous cycle of a city aiming at becoming a world tou…

CNPC’s move into the Mozambican market improves outlook for country’s gas industry

15 April 2013

The entry of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) into the Mozambican natural gas market is expected to improve the industry’s outlook, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). …

Chinese companies move into renewable energy and water sectors in Portugal

8 April 2013

Solar energy and water and sanitation are the new business areas for Chinese companies in Portugal, where the country already has a presence in power generation and distribution. Last week the Hanerg…

Sovereign debt rating attracts investment to Angola and Mozambique

2 April 2013

Angola and Mozambique are amongst the southern African countries that have seen increased foreign direct investment (FDI) following rating of their public debt by an increasing number of international…

Beira Special Economic Zone boosts relations between Mozambique and China

25 March 2013

The creation of the Beira Special Economic Zone (ZEE) will boost relations between Mozambique and China and attract investment to the neglected central area of the East African country, the Economist …

Portugal’s Galp Energia moves into Brazil and Mozambique in partnership with Chinese oil companies

18 March 2013

Portuguese oil group Galp Energia last week gained a new Chinese partner in Mozambique, the CNPC group, whilst it is also preparing large investments with China's Sinopec in Brazil, according to a fiv…

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