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Investors becoming interested in Angola’s natural gas

9 May 2011

London, United Kingdom, 9 May – Angola’s liquid natural gas (LNG), which is due to start being produced in the next few months, is raising the interest of international investors, who have several pro…

In a time of crisis China is increasingly an opportunity for Portuguese companies

3 May 2011

Lisbon, Portugal, 2 May – In the midst of an economic recession and the country’s fragile financial situation Portuguese companies increasingly see opportunities in China, but should be prepared for s…

Mozambique’s energy and agricultural potential fought over by new emerging economic powers

25 April 2011

Macau, China, 25 April – Mozambique’s potential for production of coal, biofuel and agricultural products is being fought over by the new emerging economic powers in search of natural resources on a g…

Diversification of Angola’s mining industry reduces dependence on diamonds

18 April 2011

Luanda, Angola, 18 April – The diversification of Angola’s mining industry, which has moved into mining metals and phosphates, is increasing the sector’s production levels and reducing dependence on d…

Investment in coal industry leads to economic boom in Tete province, Mozambique

11 April 2011

London, United Kingdom, 11 April – Investment in the coal industry in Tete province, northwest Mozambique, is leading to other investments in the region, particularly in transport and infrastructure, …

Investment in IT in Africa to rise 9.9 pct in 2011

4 April 2011

Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 April – Investment in Information Technologies in sub-Saharan Africa, including Portuguese-speaking African countries, is set to see growth of 9.9 percent this year and 1…

China Sonangol awarded stakes in four pre-salt layer oil blocks in Angola

28 March 2011

London, United Kingdom, 27 March – China Sonangol has been awarded stakes in four of the 11 pre-salt layer Angolan oil blocks recently licensed for exploration, which in total are expected to require …

Agricultural production expected to remain high in Portuguese-speaking world in 2011

21 March 2011

Macau, China, 21 March – Agricultural production is expected to remain high this year in the Portuguese-speaking world, after an exceptional year in 2010, in which Brazil posted record grain produc…

Acceleration of political and economic integration in Southern Africa makes region more attractive to foreign investors

14 March 2011

Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 March - The acceleration of the political and economic integration of the southern African Development Community (SADC), which includes Angola and Mozambique, makes the …

Boost to Angola’s budget and external accounts leads Moody’s to increase its rating

7 March 2011

London, United Kingdom, 7 March – The rise in the price of oil and what is considered to be “prudent” macroeconomic management have made it possible for Angola to make budgetary and external accounts …

Re-launch of rail corridors to have “enormous impact” on Angola’s economy – Economist

28 February 2011

London, United Kingdom, 28 Feb- The re-launch of Angola's rail corridors, which is underway between the coast and the interior of the continent, may have an "enormous impact" on the country’s econo…

Angola’s Sonangol negotiates direct stake in Portugal’s Galp Energia

21 February 2011

Lisbon, Portugal, 21 Feb – Angolan oil company Sonangol wants to own a direct stake in Portugal’s Galp Energia, rather than via Amorim Energia, but its strategic orientations do not currently inclu…

Angola’s non-oil sector drives growth above regional average

14 February 2011

Lisbon, Portugal, 14 Feb – The Angolan economy is expected to see growth of over the regional average this year, benefiting from the recovery of oil prices, but mainly due to a return to investment…

Dynamism of Mozambique’s agricultural sector provides above average economic growth for the region

7 February 2011

Macau, China, 7 Feb – The dynamism of economic activities in Mozambique is “transversal” across all sectors, with the agriculture sector standing out due to its contribution to above average economic …

Visit by “future leader of China” to Angola boosts bilateral relations

31 January 2011

London, United Kingdom, 31 Jan – The visit to Angola by Xi Jinping, China’s vice president and the man seen as the likely successor to the current president, boosted bilateral relations, whilst Luanda…

Economic projects in Angola may maximise impact of transport systems built by China

24 January 2011

[caption id="attachment_11247" align="alignnone" width="260" caption="Malanje railway station"][/caption] Macau, China, 24 Jan – Angola may maximise the impact of the transport systems built by China…

Cape Verde air carrier, tourism and real estate seek Chinese investment

17 January 2011

Macau, China, 17 Jan – Cape Verdean companies in the transport sector, such as airline TACV, as well as in the tourism and real estate sectors are seeking investment from Chinese partners, via Forum M…

Geocapital Angola’s BPA partner up in Guinea Bissau banking sector

10 January 2011

Macau, China, 10 Jan - Geocapital, the stake-holding company linked to Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho, is due to partner with Angolan bank Banco Privado Atlântico in the Guinea Bissau banking sector.…

New Year arrives with trade and projects on the rise between China and Portuguese-speaking countries

3 January 2011

Macau, China, 3 Jan – China and the Portuguese-speaking countries have started the new year with trade on the rise and a number of important projects under preparation, following the recent ministeria…

China has played “vital” role in Angola’s economic consolidation

27 December 2010

Luanda, Angola, 27 Dec – Chinese investment in Angola is playing a "vital" role in the country's economic consolidation, as well as a positive impact on the living conditions of many Angolans, said re…

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