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"
8 July 2020
President João Lourenço of Angola has opened new facilities for the Angolan Geological Institute, built by Chinese state-owned CITIC Construction Co. Ltd, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Lourenço as saying the institute will help explore for all sorts of mineral resources, and not just oil, natural gas and diamonds. Mr Lourenço said … Continue reading "Angolan Geological Institute gets new Chinese-built home"
6 July 2020
Work on important transport infrastructure projects in Angola, some overseen by Chinese companies, will resume after an interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lusa reports, quoting the Angolan Ministry of Transport. The Portuguese news agency, citing a document issued by the ministry, says the government has given priority to 13 projects, among them projects to … Continue reading "Chinese contractors to restart work on projects in Angola"
1 July 2020
An analyst for credit rating agency Moody’s Corp’s Global Financial Risk Unit thinks the Moody’s rating for Angola will be unimpaired by any debt relief China may be about give the country, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes the analyst, Aurelien Mali, as saying on Sunday Chinese financial aid to Angola is a matter … Continue reading "Analyst shrugs off effect of easing of Angolan debt to China"
29 June 2020
A joint venture by Angolan state-owned miner of iron ore Ferrangol EP and Chinese-owned Sociedade Niobonga – Comércio Geral is due to begin this year mining niobium in Quilengues in the southwestern Angolan province of Huíla, Angop reports, quoting a local government official there, Adriano Pedro. The Angolan state-run news agency quotes Mr Pedro as … Continue reading "Chinese-owned company investing in Angolan niobium mine"
29 June 2020
An eight-month web promotion campaign on business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries, co-sponsored by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute and the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, will be launched next month. Starting from July till February 2021, the campaign will feature one Portuguese-speaking country … Continue reading "Web promotion of business opportunities in Portuguese-speaking countries to begin next month"
26 June 2020
Angolan Transport Minister Ricardo Viegas de Abreu has described the Caio deepwater port as the key to developing the northwestern Angolan province of Cabinda, Angop reports. The Angolan state-run news agency says construction of the first deepwater port in Angola and its passenger terminal began in 2018, 18 kilometres north of Cabinda city. The report … Continue reading "Minister says new port key to developing Angolan province"
23 June 2020
The Angolan government paid back this year the debt of 3.05 billion kwanzas (about US$5.09 million) it owed to Chinese state-owned contractor China Road and Bridge Corp. (CRBC), which it built up between 2013 and 2018, an official document shows. The Angolan Finance Ministry document indicates that CRBC accepted Angolan treasury bonds in settlement of … Continue reading "Angolan government repays US$5.09 mln debt to CRBC"
19 June 2020
The Angolan National Police have chosen Jetway X70s made by Chery Automobile Co. Ltd of China for use as patrol cars, the Chexun website reports. The Chinese automobile news website says the first Jetway X70s were handed over at police headquarters in Luanda last month, in a ceremony attended by Angolan National Police Commander-in-Chief Paulo … Continue reading "Angolan National Police adopting Cherys for patrol cars"
18 June 2020
The Webinars on International Cooperation Against Covid-19 series opened at 20:00 (Beijing time) on 16 June, and the Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao and several other government officials of Macao joined the online seminar with officials and government representatives from other Portuguese-speaking countries via a video link. The webinar series are scheduled … Continue reading "Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao takes part in Webinars on International Cooperation Against Covid-19 series"