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"
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"
4 August 2020
The Portuguese Freight Forwarders Association, Apat, and the China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) have agreed to cooperate for the mutual benefit of their members, Apat announced last week. Apat issued a written statement saying the agreement provides for the associations to exchange information on any changes in policy or market trends that may affect … Continue reading "Portuguese, Chinese freight forwarders agree to cooperate"
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"
3 August 2020
Chinese-owned Jiawei Alimentação Lda has opened in the southern Portuguese municipality of Vendas Novas a factory which makes Chinese traditional dumplings, O Digital website reports. The Portuguese news website quotes a written statement issued by Jiawei as saying the company has invested some 2.5 million euros (about US$2.9 million) in the factory that began operating … Continue reading "Chinese-owned company opens dumpling factory in Portugal"
3 August 2020
The State Reference Laboratory for Lunar and Planetary Science at Macau University of Science and Technology is preparing a project in Portugal and Cabo Verde to help the search for life on Mars, Lusa reports. The Portuguese news agency quotes the head of astrobiology at the laboratory, André Antunes, as saying the Covid-19 pandemic has … Continue reading "Lab in Macao involved in Chinese quest for life on Mars"
29 July 2020
Chinese maker of smartphones Xiaomi Corp. says it will open its first retail outlet in Lisbon in the autumn there, in a shop with a floor area of 350 square metres, the Notícias ao Minuto website reports. The Portuguese news website says Xiaomi announced in writing that it has plans to open more shops in … Continue reading "Xiaomi to open its first shop in Lisbon, fifth in Portugal"
27 July 2020
The association of producers of Douro and port wines says a Sino-European Union (EU) agreement on the protected designation of origin of 100 sorts of European food and drink will ensure that only the products they make can be sold as Douro wine and port in the Chinese market, Lusa reports. The agreement will be … Continue reading "Sino-EU accord to protect Douro wine, port in Chinese market"
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"