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Vale Moçambique increases coal production in 2016

Vale Moçambique, a subsidiary of Brazilian group Vale, extracted 5.5 million tonnes of coal from its mine in Moatize, in Mozambique’s Tete province, a 10.7% increase over the 4.96 million tonnes recorded in 2015, the group said in a statement.

The increase in production was due, according to the group’s fourth quarter and 2016 production report, to the improvement recorded at the More

Increased opportunities available in Portugal-Macau-Portuguese Countries cooperation


The two- or three-way relationship between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries will be in focus on 21 February, at an international conference due to be held in Lisbon where Macau’s role as a contact platform will be a central theme.

The conference called, “Macau, a bridge in the China-Portuguese-speaking Countries economic relationship,” for which the Macauhub news agency is media partner, will enhance the role of Forum Macau, which is considered by a number of players in relations between China, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries as an opportunity for businesses, particularly to fund projects. More

Macau plans to build Services Complex for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries


Twelve companies have submitted proposals to the public tender for design and construction of the Services Complex for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, said the Macau Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau.

The future Services Complex will be located in central area of the Macau peninsula an area of ​​about 14,200 m2, and the construction work is likely to start More

China State Grid launches takeover bid for Brazil’s CPFL Energia

The China State Grid group plans to launch a tender offer for the remaining capital of Brazilian company CPFL Energia that it does not yet control, under a plan to remove shares from the stock market, CPFL Energia said in a statement to the market.

The Chinese group, which in January increased its stake to 54.64% of CPFL Energia and its subsidiary More

Portugal is economically the freest of the eight Portuguese-speaking countries

Portugal is the Portuguese-speaking country placed highest in the Index of Economic Freedom of the American Heritage Foundation and Timor-Leste (East Timor) is classified lowest, according to the report for 2017 released by the foundation.

Portugal was included in the group of moderately free countries, in fact the only one of eight Portuguese-speaking nations, but fell by 2.5 points compared to its More

Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries falls for the second consecutive year


The value of trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries fell in 2016 for the second consecutive year, reaching US$90.874 billion, with an annual contraction of 7.72%, according to official figures released by Forum Macau.

In 2015, the value of trade between China and the eight Portuguese-speaking countries was US$98.474 billion, which was a decrease of 25.73% compared to the US$132.581 billion recorded More