Mozambique, as one of the poorest countries in the world, can be considered lucky to have so many valuable natural resources on its soil. From coal and gas to precious stones and timber, it has many raw materials that are in big demand in the rest of the world. It is up to the private sector to develop the required export projects but the government has a big role to play. It can create an attractive regulatory environment for potential investors,
11 September 2019
24 May 2019
The government of Mozambique is battling to bring its debt under control. Government debt as a proportion of GDP reached 110.5% at the end of 2018, up from a low of 37.5% in 2011 thanks to long-running debt relief. However, Maputo is engaging with the IMF and has pledged to put its house in order .
15 April 2019
Recent attacks in northern Mozambique suggest that the capture and prosecution of alleged militants in the region last year has failed to solve the problem. Workers related to the emerging liquefied natural gas [LNG] industry have been attacked for the first time and foreign investors are concerned about the violence, while human rights NGOs are worried about the tactics they have employed.
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.