22 November 2018
The MLSTP-PSD (Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe- Partido Social Democrata) , the independence party of São Tomé and Príncipe with close ties to the Communist Party of China, is set to form the country’s new government. That will bring an end to the four-year rule of Patrice Trovoada.
08 November 2018
07 November 2018
The government of Portugal wants to access a US$1-billion Chinese fund for co-operation projects in Portuguese-speaking countries based in Macao since 2017. It is also preparing to nominate a new permanent representative to the Forum Macao.
01 November 2018
A few weeks after a micro-finance legal framework came into force, São Tomé and Príncipe is about to update its national payment system and impose new rules on the banking sector. It will give new powers to the country´s central bank.
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.
23 October 2018
While the Brazilian economy struggles to get back on track after an extremely difficult decade, its hydrocarbon wealth continues to attract international interest. State owned Petrobras dominates the upstream and refining sectors but has been forced to sanction foreign investment because of its own financial difficulties. At the same time, Brazil’s engineering giants have been blocked from bidding for some contracts, providing opportunities that may previously have been closed off.