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.
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.
28 December 2018
The fate of the Greater Sunrise gas project in Timor-Leste hangs in the balance after two of the main investors pulled out, selling their equity shares to the government of Timor-Leste. This gives Dili much greater control of the scheme, allowing it to demand that the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is built on its territory rather than in Australia.
12 December 2018
The new government of São Tomé and Príncipe faces the same challenge as all previous administrations in the country: diversifying the economy that has been overly dependent on coffee and cocoa exports, but hoping beyond hope that commercial oil and gas fields will eventually be discovered.
11 December 2018
Even before Portugal decided to take part in China´s Belt and Road strategy, with the signing of a joint statement at the end of Chinese president Xi Jinping´s visit to Portugal last week, the Portuguese government was already in full steam promoting what should be the key Portuguese infrastructure for the strategy - Sines port, in the south of the country.
04 December 2018
As Chinese President Xi Jinping lands in Lisbon for a two-day visit, Portuguese authorities will be extending the warmest of welcomes, even as the ever closer business ties between both countries begin to put a strain between Portugal and the European Union.