31 October 2019
The value of Angola’s currency, the kwanza, has more than halved, since the central bank implemented a floating exchange rate regime as part of its macroeconomic stabilisation programme in January 2018. Nearly two years on, the kwanza continues to slide and is expected to maintain its downward trend.
08 July 2019
The diversification of Macau’s economy centred on relations with Portuguese-speaking countries is essential if the territory is to find its place in the Greater Bay Area, said the chief executive of Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU).
05 July 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 .
21 March 2019
The long awaited report about assets whose acquisition was supported by financing and guarantees from the Angolan State is finally completed and, in the words of the country´s president, the level of misappropriation found is “shocking and repugnant”.
13 February 2019
In it´s ongoing effort to boost investment and diversify its economy away from oil, Angola has seen a flurry of activity in February concerning the creation of a capital market and the stock exchange, a long-time goal that could become a reality with the privatization of some of the country´s biggest companies.
16 January 2019
The new Angolan government´s effort to boost Angola´s image as a foreign investment destination will be assisted by the new Extended Credit Facility (ECF) between the country and IMF, but for companies and the population some of the policies agreed will mean worrisome price hikes.