7 August 2020
Governments and other investors from Portuguese-speaking Countries could issue green bonds in Macao and Hong Kong, according to Jacky So Yuk-Chow, a finance professor at the University of Macau’s Faculty of Business Management. The report by the Lusa news agency quoted the academic as saying that Macao’s historic, cultural and linguistic ties to the Portuguese-speaking … Continue reading "Macao could be platform for green bonds, says academic"
6 August 2020
Macao Legislative Assembly Member José Pereira Coutinho has called for long-haul air services between Macao and the rest of the world – in particular, the Portuguese-speaking world, Ponto Final reports. The Macao newspaper quotes Mr Pereira Coutinho as saying the city could become a staging post for Mainland Chinese tourists travelling to Europe. Mr Pereira … Continue reading "Lawmaker calls for intercontinental flights to Macao"
5 August 2020
A Sino-Angolan farming venture, Luckyman Angola Desenvolvimento Lda, has availed of an Angolan government lending programme, borrowing 1.95 billion kwanzas (about US$3.38 million) to expand, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency says Angolan bank Banco BIC disbursed the money in the first quarter of this year. The report says Luckyman is using the money … Continue reading "Sino-Angolan farming venture borrows US$3.38 mln to expand"
4 August 2020
Since April over 30 businesspeople have expressed interest in setting up shop in the Cidade de China emporium in Luanda, and some have already done so, Lusa reports, citing Cidade de China Chairman Jack Huang. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Huang as saying in an interview that to help its tenants get over the … Continue reading "Chinese emporium in Luanda attracting new shopkeepers"
4 August 2020
The 34th Portuguese Summer Course, organised by the University of Macau (UM) Department of Portuguese, has ended. This is the first time that UM has held this course online. Students are very pleased with the arrangements and were very active in the language courses and theme-based courses. During the closing ceremony, Dora Gago, director of the … Continue reading "UM’s online Portuguese language summer course ends"
31 July 2020
State-owned contractor China Hyway Group Ltd has given the Angolan Ministry of Transport a batch of medical supplies worth 10 million kwanzas (about US$17,800) for countering the Covid-19 pandemic, the Angola Chinese News website reports. The Chinese-language website says the supplies include 20,000 surgical masks, 1,000 pairs of disposable gloves, disinfectant gel and hand sanitiser. … Continue reading "China Hyway donates medical supplies to Angolan ministry"
30 July 2020
Sino-Angolan contractor WH begun on Monday work on rehabilitating and expanding the Canâmbua neighbourhood health centre in the northwestern Angolan city of Malanje, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency says the authorities there have set aside about 30 million kwanzas (about US$45,500) for the work, as part of the national programme of poverty alleviation … Continue reading "Sino-Angolan contractor begins rehabilitating health centre"
27 July 2020
The University of Macau (UM) held an online opening ceremony for its 34th Portuguese Summer Course. This year’s course continues to attract students and professionals from all over the world. Through video conference and pre-recorded videos, Ambassador Paulo Cunha Alves, consul general of Portugal in Macao and Hong Kong; Prof Rui Martins, vice rector of UM; … Continue reading "UM’s online Portuguese summer course attracts people from around the world"
27 July 2020
“Macao Franchise Expo 2020” (MFE) will be held at The Venetian Macao from 22 to 24 October. In order to further interest the general public in franchise business and to enable more companies to learn how to improve their brand’s competitiveness through online training, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) will work with … Continue reading "”Macao Franchise Expo 2020 Online Training Seminar” Opens for Applications to Improves Competitiveness of SMEs’ Brands"
22 July 2020
Pensana Rare Earths Plc of Australia announced on Monday that it has agreed to begin negotiations on giving state-owned China Great Wall Industry Corp. the engineering, procurement and construction contract for a rare earths mine in the central Angolan municipality of Longonjo. Pensana told the Australian Securities Exchange that it will seek financing for the … Continue reading "China Great Wall to be involved in Angolan rare earths mine"
21 July 2020
The Angolan government and Chinese biotechnology company BGI Group have struck a deal on equipping five new Angolan laboratories for testing for the Covid-19 virus, Xinhua reports. The Chinese government-run news agency says the new laboratories will have the capacity to test up to 6,000 samples a day for Covid-19, 10 times the present capacity … Continue reading "Covid-19 testing labs in Angola to have Chinese equipment"
17 July 2020
The authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong intend to set up on the island of Hengqin, which abuts Macao, an office for collaboration by prosecutors in China and the Portuguese-speaking world, the Nanfang Daily reports. The newspaper quotes the senior prosecutor on the island, Zhou Liren, as saying the office will better protect … Continue reading "Hengqin to have office for intl collaboration by prosecutors"
15 July 2020
Bank of China (BOC) Macau Branch General Manager Li Guang says his branch is working toward starting a service to facilitate flows of investment and other financing between China and the Portuguese-speaking world. Mr Li writes in an article published on the World Finance website that the service would give Chinese enterprises information about projects … Continue reading "BOC Macau Branch taking bigger role in international finance"
14 July 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$51.775 billion in the period from January to May 2020. It represented a 12.0 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$37.1 billion to China in the first five months of 2020 – a fall of 12.93 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$51.8 bln in January-May 2020"
14 July 2020
Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$41.828 billion in the period from January to April 2020. It represented a 9.57 percent decrease year-on-year, according to data from China Customs. Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$30.103 billion to China in the first four months of 2020 – a fall of 10.74 percent year-on-year. … Continue reading "Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries nearly US$41.8 bln in January-April 2020"
14 July 2020
Angolan Consul-General in Macao Eduardo Velasco Galiano wants more Angolan students to learn Chinese and become teachers of the language, the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) says. MPI issued a written statement saying Mr Velasco Galiano led a party from his consulate-general on visit to the MPI campus for discussions with MPI President Marcus Im Sio … Continue reading "Consul-general hopes more Angolans will learn Chinese"
13 July 2020
Over 5,500 tonnes of fertiliser imported from China by Vera Nova Lda is being unloaded at the western Angolan port of Lobito to supply the provinces of Benguela, Huambo and Huíla, the Angolan state-run news agency, Angop, reports. The Marine Traffic website shows that the SBI Orion delivered the fertiliser from the eastern Chinese port … Continue reading "Angola brings in Chinese fertiliser to make up for shortage"
13 July 2020
Representatives of the Angolan government and Chinese biotechnology company BGI Group are near to striking a deal on equipping three new Angolan laboratories for testing for the Covid-19 virus, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency quotes Angolan Health Minister Sílvia Lutucuta as saying an Angolan scientist would join the Chinese specialists that would oversee … Continue reading "Angola aiming to fit out Covid-19 labs with Chinese gear"
9 July 2020
China imported crude oil at the rate of 11.93 million barrels per day last month, 25.4 percent faster than a year earlier and the fastest rate in any month on record, the OilX Research website says. OilX Research says the rate last month was 7.4 percent faster than in May as the economy in China … Continue reading "Brazil, Angola take bigger share of Chinese oil market"
9 July 2020
Trading in the stock of Pensana Rare Earths Plc of Australia, which owns the rights to mine rare earths in the central Angolan municipality of Longonjo, has begun at the London Stock Exchange, the company says. Pensana issued a written announcement saying its entire issued share capital is up for trading. The Pensana prospectus says … Continue reading "Prospective seller of rare earths to China listed in London"