27 March 2017
Economist Rodrigo Manuel Ferreira Brum will take on the role of Deputy Secretary-General of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macau) at the suggestion of Portugal, the Consul General of Portugal in Macau said on Friday. The Consul General Vítor Sereno also said the delegate of the Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade of Portugal in Macau, Maria João Bonifácio, will be the new delegate for Portugal at Forum Macau, replacing him in the role.
27 March 2017
The President of Guinea-Bissau, José Mário Vaz, on Saturday presided over the laying of the first stone of works to widen and lay asphalt on the road linking the cities of Buba and Catió, both located in the far south of the country. Laying the asphalt on the road, which is 60 kilometres long, will, according to the President, improve the living conditions of the population and facilitate the transport of goods, especially agricultural products.
22 March 2017
Guinea-Bissau is the only country that has benefited from the simultaneous presence of two Chinese medical teams, the Chinese ambassador in the country said at the end of an audience granted by the country's President, José Mario Vaz. The two medical teams are working at the Central Military Hospital in Bissau and in Canchungo Hospital in the north of the country, providing consultation services and treatments at no cost to the Guinean state.
10 March 2017
Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries totalled US$8.281 billion in January 2017, which was a year-on-year increase of 7.52%, according to official figures from China released by Forum Macau. Angola and Brazil accounted in January for 92% of trade between China and the eight Portuguese-speaking countries with a total of US$7.625 billion.
8 March 2017
The government of Guinea-Bissau plans to make a request to the Chinese authorities to equip the West African country's public television channel with cameras and editing units, the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau said in Bissau. Umaro Sissoco Embaló said at a meeting with workers of the Guinea-Bissau Television that the outgoing Chinese ambassador, Wang Hua, promised to discuss with his government the possibility that the country will finance the construction of a building to house all Guinean media outlets.
6 March 2017
A government delegation from China this weekend started a working visit to Guinea-Bissau, during which the two countries will review their friendship and cooperation and plan to increase their relationship. The Chinese delegation, headed by the Director General of the Department for African relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Ling Song Tiang, was received by the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.
2 March 2017
The ambassadors of Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Timor-Leste (East Timor) in China expressed the appreciation of their respective governments for the results achieved in economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, according to official information published in Macau.
23 February 2017
20 February 2017
17 February 2017
Twelve companies have submitted proposals to the public tender for design and construction of the Services Complex for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, said the Macau Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau. The future Services Complex will be located in central area of the Macau peninsula an area of about 14,200 m2, and the construction work is likely to start in the third quarter of 2017 and have a maximum deadline of 20 months.
16 February 2017
Portugal is the Portuguese-speaking country placed highest in the Index of Economic Freedom of the American Heritage Foundation and Timor-Leste (East Timor) is classified lowest, according to the report for 2017 released by the foundation. Portugal was included in the group of moderately free countries, in fact the only one of eight Portuguese-speaking nations, but fell by 2.5 points compared to its score for 2016, with 62.6 points and now standing in 77th place out of 180 countries.
9 February 2017
26 January 2017
26 January 2017
The Fund for Development Cooperation between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries has approved funding for a solar energy project in Brazil and is "analysing half a dozen projects," said Wednesday in Macau the Deputy Director General of the fund's management department. Song Feng said that in addition to the two projects already approved for Angola and Mozambique, the project now approved for Brazil, which aims to eventually produce 200 megawatts of electricity, represents an investment of US$200 million, US$20 million of which will be provided by the Fund.
26 January 2017
The feasibility of hydroelectric power production in Guinea-Bissau, which is so far non-existent, will be evaluated in new studies, the Organization for Gambia River Enhancement (OMVG) said in a statement on Tuesday. The organisation launched a tender for feasibility, environmental impact and engineering studies, among others, for the installation of a 20-megawatt hydroelectric power station in the Saltinho area, on the Corubal River in central Guinea-Bissau.
20 January 2017
A presentation session of the China-Portuguese Speaking Countries Cooperation and Development Fund and the investment framework for investment in Portuguese-speaking countries is due to take place on 25 January in Macau, organised by the Macau Institute for Trade and Investment Promotion (IPIM). This session is co-organised by the Macau Economic Service, the Finance Services Bureau and the Macau Monetary Authority and support is provided by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries.
16 January 2017
Developing and low-income countries, such as Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe, should seek to diversify their economies and exports, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a recently released report. The report on "Low Income Developing Countries" that are exporters of raw materials said these countries remain under "significant economic pressure," with anaemic growth, large fiscal imbalances and weak foreign reserve positions."
11 January 2017
11 January 2017
9 January 2017