02 April 2019
While new coal and LNG port terminals in the northern half of Mozambique attract most international attention, the port of Maputo continues to grow rapidly. The more northerly projects are designed to handle domestic exports but, in contrast, Maputo has managed to regain its historic role as an important entrepôt for South African trade.
10 January 2019
In recent weeks, the government of Mozambique has been involved in intense negotiations with seven countries to secure funding for one of its largest natural gas projects and overcome scepticism about whether it will honour its debt commitments.
27 November 2018
After years of delay and deliberation, Mozambique’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry finally looks set to take off. Consortia led by Anadarko and Eni are investing tens of billions of US dollars in liquefaction, while the involvement of China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation (CNODC) and China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) highlights the fact that China will be one of the main customers.
30 October 2018
25 October 2018
The ambitious projects of Macao businessman David Chow Kam Fai in Cabo Verde are facing new hurdles in the form of an examination by its central bank. It may not grant him permission to open a new bank there. So Chow is exploring investment opportunities in Mozambique instead.
27 September 2018
The northern Mozambican district of Montepuez has one of the highest-grade graphite deposits in the world. These deposits are being explored. Next year three major projects will increase production, all with major exporting contracts to China. For the government, this will mean a new inflow of much needed royalty fees.