Features

Welcoming returning Portuguese to Hong Kong

9 February 2018

Club Lusitano, one of Hong Kong’s oldest private clubs with a history of 151 years, has over 500 members, of whom 270 are active.

Macau businessman’s bank in Cabo Verde forges ahead

5 February 2018

The licensing process of Banco Sino-Atlântico (BSA), in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), by Macau businessman David Chow is underway at the Bank of Cabo Verde (BCV), the banking sector regulator, which has already received all the documentation related to it, the Africa Monitor Intelligence newsletter reported.

Exploring the hidden biodiversity of Macao

2 February 2018

With an area of about 30 square kilometres and a population density of more than 21,000 inhabitants per square kilometre, it is hard to imagine that Macao still retains any significant biodiversity.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank increases intervention in Africa and South America

29 January 2018

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which includes Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Portugal among its members, intends to strengthen its intervention in Africa and South America, said the chairman of the financial institution based in China.

In praise of Macao silent giants

26 January 2018

Macao is home to an impressive number of old and valuable trees, which have defied the odds to survive in this urban jungle.

Mozambique gets closer to China with nomination of new Foreign Minister and ambassador

22 January 2018

The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, has appointed a new foreign minister with links to China as well as a new ambassador for China, at a time when bilateral economic and trade relations are growing, according to the Africa Monitor Intelligence newsletter.

Zhusuan: How the abacus became a worldwide phenomenon

19 January 2018

The abacus has been a tool of calculation widely used in China for nearly 2,000 years, and it is still alive in Macao.

Cabo Verde and Guinea-Bissau expected to see economic growth above the global and regional average in 2018

15 January 2018

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) and Guinea-Bissau are expected to post economic growth above the regional and global average in 2018, according to the World Bank, which has also significantly reduced growth forecasts for Mozambique and raised them for Angola.

Jesuit João Rodrigues Tçuzu: Scholar, diplomat, and adventurer

12 January 2018

The Jesuit’s profound knowledge of Japan, where he spent 33 years of his life, earned him the nickname Tçuzu, or the Interpreter

China’s financing of public works in Mozambique exceeds US$2.28 billion

8 January 2018

The Maputo/Catembe bridge, due to be opened in the next few months in the Mozambican capital, is the project with the biggesting funding granted by China for the construction of infrastructure in the African country, the total amount of which exceeded US$2.28 billion from 2000 to 2014.

Lee Kum Kee: an accidental fortune

5 January 2018

Macao played a major role in the transformation of the sauce producer into a global business empire.

São Tomé and Príncipe and Cabo Verde lead economic growth in Portuguese-speaking Africa in 2018

2 January 2018

São Tomé and Príncipe and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) are expected to lead economic growth in Portuguese-speaking Africa in 2018, followed closely by Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, with Angola seeing the most modest forecasts for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth.

2017: A year of strengthening Macau’s role in China-Portuguese-speaking relations

28 December 2017

This year was marked by a recovery in trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, new business projects and a strengthening of Macau's role through new instruments in Sino-Portuguese cooperation.

Getting cricket back in the game in Macao

21 December 2017

Over the years, cricket has had its ups and downs developing in Macao. The Macau Cricket Association, formed nearly a decade ago, is back with activities and has a new plan to put cricket back on the city’s sport map.

Business environment improves in all Portuguese-speaking countries

18 December 2017

The business environment improved from 2016 to 2017 in all Portuguese-speaking countries, among which Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) was the best positioned and Angola the one that rose the most, according to the classification in the World Bank "Doing Business" report for 2018.

Macao expects 40 million visitors by 2025

15 December 2017

The first tourism industry master plan was published by theMacao Government Tourism Office in 2017, the first of its kind since 1999

Economic openness in Angola improves prospects for growth

11 December 2017

The economic openness promoted by the new government of Angola, instated following elections in August 2017, particularly in the areas of telecommunications and oil, is improving the country's prospects in the medium term and leading some analysts to forecast faster growth.

State-of-the-art bridge integrating Macao, Hong Kong and Zhuhai 

7 December 2017

Enhanced connectivity between the three cities is an important step in developing the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong

Trade between Brazil and African countries recovers

4 December 2017

Brazil's trade with African countries, which worsened in recent years after reaching a record high in 2008, is recovering, in a new diplomatic context, according to figures from the Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Services.

Continuity of China-Africa partnership secured at the National CPC Congress

27 November 2017

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), held in October, outlined a framework for continuation of the China-Africa partnership, which had already been considered strategic by Beijing, according to analyst Richard Li.

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