13 February 2020
China continues to strengthen its position as the largest bilateral creditor of Mozambique and is expected to continue as such in the coming years, due to new credits being negotiated by the governments of the two countries, according to official figures.
13 February 2020
Despite substantial reforms to attract investment, which have already reflected in an improvement in the global corruption perception index, the Angolan economy is still in negative territory. Heavy reliance on oil exports means Angola’s GDP is highly exposed to “contagion” from the effects of the coronavirus crisis in China.
06 February 2020
Despite multiple attempts by the Mozambique government to defeat the Islamist insurgency in Cabo Delgado province, security conditions have continued to worsen, with ISIS now claiming to have inflicted casualties among the military and seized armoured vehicles.
31 January 2020
Paulo Veiga, Cabo Verde's new minister of Maritime Economy, established on the island of São Vicente in 2018, is expected to bring new momentum and create a new economic growth engine with the Chinese-supported Special Economic Zone (SEZ) as the signature project for the sector.
28 January 2020
Chinese companies like JinkoSolar and BYD are rapidly increasing their solar module manufacturing capacity in Brazil, despite the anti-environmental stance of President Jair Bolsonaro, with a range of Brazilian state organisations and regulators supporting the renewable energy boom that looks set to revolutionise power production in South America’s biggest country.
23 January 2020
15 January 2020
14 January 2020
Production is higher than ever but the latest of Brazil's oil licensing round attracted very little interest from the foreign firms, suggesting that the boom may be short-lived, unless either the government improves the investment regime or international oil prices rise substantially.
02 January 2020