26 August 2020
Kintor Pharmaceutical Ltd of China has announced that the first batch of volunteers has been enrolled for a clinical trial in Brazil of its treatment for Covid-19. Kintor told the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in writing that the first batch of volunteers comprises 381 men, all at least 50 years old. The announcement says the … Continue reading "Brazilian trial of Kintor Covid-19 treatment a step closer"
25 August 2020
Leve, the logistics arm of Brazilian payments company Ebanx, means to begin next year deliveries of goods in Latin American markets other than Brazil, now that it picks them up in China, Forbes reports. The magazine quotes Leve as saying it that since February it has shipped to Brazil 175,000 items ordered online from China. … Continue reading "Leve to expand deliveries of Chinese goods in Latin America"
21 August 2020
REA Consult says it has opened an office in Beijing to attract Chinese investment in the Brazilian market for energy from renewable sources. The German investment consulting firm issued a written announcement quoting REA Consult Chief Executive Rachel Andalaft as saying many leading enterprises in China have entered the market by way of mergers and … Continue reading "China tapped for investment in Brazilian renewable energy"
21 August 2020
Brazilian maker of cosmetics Natura & Co. Holding SA intends to do more business in China, now that it has bought Avon Products Inc., Bloomberg reports. The news agency quotes Natura Chief Executive Roberto de Oliveira Marques as saying in an interview that the Chinese market has great potential and presents a real opportunity for … Continue reading "Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura aims to expand in China"
19 August 2020
The developer of the southeastern Brazilian port of Açu, Prumo Logística SA, says it has agreed to sell a one-third stake in its complex of electricity generators at the port to State Power Investment Corp. Ltd (SPIC) of China. Prumo issued a written announcement forecasting that the buyer will take possession of its stake in … Continue reading "SPIC invests in gas-fuelled power complex in Brazil"
18 August 2020
Chery Automobile Co. Ltd of China has launched in Brazil its Tiggo 8 seven-seater sport utility vehicle, made in the central Brazilian municipality of Anápolis, O Estado de São Paulo reports. The Brazilian newspaper says Grupo CAOA of Brazil is the distributor. The report says Chery hopes to Tiggo 8s at the rate of 600 … Continue reading "Chery model made in Brazil goes on sale in Brazilian market"
17 August 2020
Brazil is due to ship to China over 816,800 tonnes of sugar, or 31 percent of its sugar exports scheduled in the coming weeks, Bloomberg reports, citing agricultural consulting firm Datagro. The financial news agency quotes the head of sugar trader Alvean, Paulo Roberto de Souza, as saying the number of ships waiting at Brazilian … Continue reading "Ships queuing to load Brazilian sugar bound for China"
14 August 2020
Chinese enterprises have been urged to join in the development of the Porto Central seaport in the southeastern Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, and to use the facility once it is open, Xinhua reports. The Chinese government-run news agency quotes Porto Central Director-General José Maria Novaes as telling a seminar that the port is set … Continue reading "Exec calls for Chinese to help develop new port in Brazil"
13 August 2020
Brazilian maker of electric motors WEG SA has opened its fourth factory in China, in eastern Jiangsu province’s Changzhou city, Jintan district, China Radio International (CRI) reports. The Chinese state-run radio station quotes Eduardo de Nóbrega, the managing director of the WEG subsidiary in China, as expressing confidence in the prospects for his company in … Continue reading "WEG of Brazil opens yet another factory in China"
12 August 2020
Brazilians and Chinese living in Rio de Janeiro celebrated China-Rio de Janeiro Friendship Day online this year, China Radio International (CRI) reports. The Chinese state-run radio station quotes Chinese Consul-General in Rio de Janeiro Li Yang as saying the celebration, on Friday, reflected the strength of ties between the city and China, and paved the … Continue reading "China-Rio de Janeiro Friendship Day celebrated online"
11 August 2020
The head of the Butantan Institute, a Brazilian biomedical research centre, is having talks about supplying Argentina, Colombia, and the Pan American Health Organization with CoronaVac, a potential vaccine against the Covid-19 virus developed in China, Agência Brasil reports. The Brazilian state-run news agency quotes Butantan Institute Director Dimas Covas as telling a Brazilian legislative … Continue reading "Institute eyes wider Latin American market for CoronaVac"
11 August 2020
Macao Lawyers Association President Jorge Neto Valente has said he wants businesses to avail of commercial arbitration in the city, particularly businesses in the Portuguese-speaking world and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Macao government says. The Legal Affairs Bureau issued a written statement quoting Mr Neto Valente as calling for more advertising abroad … Continue reading "Use Macao for commercial arbitration, legal luminary says"
10 August 2020
The China (Xuzhou) Cross-Border E-Commerce Comprehensive Pilot Area, in the east of the country, shipped out last week its first direct export order, for excavator parts for Brazil, the Xuzhou Daily reports. The newspaper said on Wednesday the parts were made by XCMG Zhilian Logistics Service Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group … Continue reading "New Chinese e-commerce zone ships first order to Brazil"
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"
7 August 2020
Agribusiness consultancy StoneX expects soy production in Brazil to grow by 8 per cent to a record 132.6 million tonnes next season as farmers expand acreage to meet strong Chinese demand, Reuters reports. The news agency quotes StoneX as predicting in a forecast released on Tuesday that Brazilian soybean plantings would expand to a record … Continue reading "Brazil forecast to produce record soybean crop"
6 August 2020
Brazilian miner of iron ore Vale SA is thinking about loading its very large ore carriers, called Valemax ships, at the northern Brazilian port of Alcântara, where the water is deep enough for them, the South China Morning Post reports, citing port operator Grão-Pará Multimodal (GPM). The Hong Kong newspaper quotes GPM Executive Director Paulo … Continue reading "Vale mulls loading Valemax ships at Alcântara in Brazil"
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
China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp. (COFCO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank, have got together to try to make sure the farming of soybeans in Brazil is sustainable, COFCO says. The Chinese state-owned commodities trader issued a written statement saying it will use geographical information, including satellite … Continue reading "COFCO, IFC monitor sustainability of Brazilian soybean farms"
4 August 2020
The board of Brazilian miner Vale SA is due to consider this month a proposal to expand the Vale mining complex in the northern Brazilian state of Pará to meet strong demand for iron ore in China, Reuters reports. The news agency quotes Vale executives as saying theirs is the only mining company capable of … Continue reading "Demand in China prods Vale to mull greater iron ore output"
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"