16 September 2020
Portuguese venture capital fund Alpac Capital – Sociedade de Capital de Risco SA is leading a consortium that means to buy Efacec Power Solutions SGPS SA of Portugal and take it private, Expresso reports, citing Alpac Capital Chief Executive Luís Santos. The Portuguese newspaper quotes Mr Santos as saying Macao company CESL Asia – Investments … Continue reading "CESL Asia in consortium eyeing Efacec Power Solutions"
11 September 2020
A new documentary programme broadcast by China Central Television (CCTV) extols cooperation by China and Portugal in economic and cultural affairs. The Chinese government-run network first showed the documentary, called “Colours of Portugal”, on Sunday. In the programme, Chinese Ambassador to Portugal Cai Run describes the results of investment by each country in the other … Continue reading "CCTV airs documentary on Sino-Portuguese cooperation"
10 September 2020
World Intellectual Property Organization data indicate that Portuguese applicants asked the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration to grant them 40 patents last year, Jornal Económico reports. The Portuguese newspaper, quoting a recent report from consulting firm Inventa International, says the data show coffee retailer Novadelta – Comércio e Indústria de Cafés Lda made 18 of … Continue reading "Portuguese make over 40 patent applications in China in 2019"
10 September 2020
The Higher Education Fund has approved the list of successful applicants of three subsidy schemes for postgraduate studies in Portugal. For this year, there are a total of eight recipients of the Postgraduate Degree Course Scholarship Program – Association of Principals of Portuguese-speaking Universities; there are no applications for the Scholarship Scheme for Master’s Degree … Continue reading "Application result of the three subsidy schemes for postgraduate studies in Portugal"
7 September 2020
The Universidade Católica Portuguesa says it will begin teaching the first programme of medical training offered by a private university in Portugal. The university announced in writing that the programme will be taught in English and open to students from all over the world. The announcement says the university will offer the programme in partnership … Continue reading "Fosun subsidiary to play part in Portuguese medical training"
3 September 2020
The Macau Delegation of the Portuguese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry will devote more resources to developing the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, Ponto Final reports, citing the head of the delegation, Bernie Leong. The newspaper says a written statement issued by the delegation quotes Mr Leong as telling Portuguese Consul-General in Macao Paulo Cunha … Continue reading "Business group in Macao keen to develop surrounding area"
25 August 2020
An e-wholesaler owned by Buyin.pt of Portugal, MercaChefe, will begin selling Portuguese food and drink, such as wine, on Chinese e-commerce website JD.com, a Portuguese businessman has disclosed. The businessman is Jorge Costa Oliveira, a member of the Portugal-China SMEs Chamber of Commerce Strategic Council. An article written by Mr Costa Oliveira and published in … Continue reading "MercaChefe, JD.com to sell Portuguese food, drink in China"
24 August 2020
A private college in Lisbon, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, says it is offering scholarships to 130 citizens of lusophone countries or Macao. The university posted on its website a written announcement saying five of the scholarships are reserved for students from Macao. The university says the second phase of the application process begins … Continue reading "Portuguese university offers scholarships to Macao students"
21 August 2020
Two Portuguese companies are among the five remaining bidders for the contract to build a cruise terminal on the Cabo Verdean island of São Vicente, in a maritime special economic zone set up with Chinese support, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes a written statement issued by the Cabo Verdean port authority as saying … Continue reading "Portuguese builders vie for African cruise terminal contract"
20 August 2020
A Chinese-language version of a guide for would-be investors in Angola, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, and Timor-Leste has been published in Macao, Lusa reports, citing the MacauLink media group. The Portuguese news agency quotes a written statement issued by MacauLink as saying it collaborated with other businesses and institutions in Macao … Continue reading "Guide for investors in lusophone countries translated"
20 August 2020
The managers of the Macao fiscal reserve have acquired bonds denominated in renminbi, known as panda bonds, which Portugal issued last year, Lusa reports, citing the Monetary Authority of Macau. The Portuguese news agency quotes the authority as saying the managers have also invested in securities issued by some other lusophone countries, without saying which … Continue reading "Some of Macao reserve invested in Portuguese panda bonds"
19 August 2020
Ground has been broken for construction in Macao of a centre where artists from China and the Portuguese-speaking world can exhibit their work and do spells as artist-in-residence, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency says Chinese artist Ieong Tai Meng is investing over 250 million patacas (US$31.3 million) in building the China, Macao and Portuguese-speaking … Continue reading "Showcase for Chinese, lusophone artists to rise in Macao"
18 August 2020
The work of Mainland Chinese and Portuguese women artists will be strongly represented, along with the work of other lusophone artists, at the ArtFem Women Artists 2nd International Biennial of Macao, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes Carlos Marreiros, who chairs the organising committee, as saying the biennial will be held in Macao from … Continue reading "Artworks by women go on show in September in Macao biennial"
17 August 2020
China Three Gorges Corp. (CTG) has paid 10 million euros (about US$12.8 million) for 3 million more shares in Energias de Portugal SA (EDP), which the Portuguese electricity company is issuing to raise capital, Lusa reports, citing an EDP announcement. The Portuguese news agency quotes EDP as telling the Euronext Lisbon stock exchange that CTG … Continue reading "Main EDP stockholder, CTG, pays 10 mln euros for more shares"
14 August 2020
Of the places outside Portugal where Portuguese tend to apply for patents, China has been their third most-favoured since 2017, the intellectual property consulting firm Inventa International reports, citing data collected by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Inventa International says the data indicate that Portuguese applicants now favour China more than either Brazil or Japan. … Continue reading "Importance of China dawning on Portuguese inventors"
13 August 2020
The Chinese authorities have resumed issuing entry visas to Portuguese and people of 35 other European nationalities that have permission to live and work in China or to stay with close relatives there, Lusa reports, citing the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Portuguese news agency quotes a written statement issued by the ministry on … Continue reading "China once again admitting Portuguese with residence permits"
12 August 2020
The Rui Cunha Foundation, the Macau Bookworms Association and the Portuguese Institute of the Orient will hold a series of events in Macao to mark the 120th anniversary of the death of Portuguese writer Eça de Queiroz, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency says the series begins on Thursday with a lecture given by Carlos … Continue reading "Events in Macao to mark 120 years since Eça de Queiroz died"
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
China Three Gorges Corp. (CTG) has paid 220.3 million euros (about US$260.8 million) for 66.7 million more shares in Energias de Portugal SA (EDP), which the Portuguese electricity company is issuing to raise capital, EDP announced on Wednesday. EDP told the Euronext Lisbon stock exchange regulator that CTG exercised on Monday the right of first … Continue reading "CTG pays 220.3 mln euros to keep stake in EDP at 21.47 pct"
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"