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Portuguese-speaking countries are “stars” of economic growth in Africa in 2017


Portuguese-speaking countries should be the “stars” of economic growth in 2017 in Africa, a continent that is expected to see a slight recovery, according to the most recent economic forecasts from international institutions.

The “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017,” report released last week by the Analysis and Economic Development Policy Division of the UN Department f Economic and Social Affairs, forecasts that Sao Tome and Principe will record the highest GDP growth among Portuguese-speaking countries – 5.5%, along with Mozambique. More

China-Portuguese Speaking Countries Cooperation Fund presented in Macau

A presentation session of the China-Portuguese Speaking Countries Cooperation and Development Fund and the investment framework for investment in Portuguese-speaking countries is due to take place on 25 January in Macau, organised by the Macau Institute for Trade and Investment Promotion (IPIM).

This session is co-organised by the Macau Economic Service, the Finance Services Bureau and the Macau Monetary Authority and support More

Spain supports Cabo Verde in air and sea transport infrastructure

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) and Spain signed a memorandum of understanding to define and consolidate two-way cooperation in the areas of air and sea transport facilities, said the Cape Verdean government in a statement released on Wednesday.

The agreement provides for a wide range of assistance, including consulting, planning, certification, supervision, project management, maintenance, management and operation of air and sea transport More

China helps pay for electronic governance in Cabo Verde

China will lend US$13 million to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) for the second phase of the Electronic Governance programme (E-GOV II), a project that involves the installation of a local network in schools, public institutions and hospitals, as part of an agreement signed in the Cape Verdean capital, Praia.

Pan-African news agency PANA said the preferential loan was intended to finance the More

Government to boost integration of Macau platform in the One Belt, One Road initiative


The government of Macau will give new impetus to the integration of the service platform for trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries in the “One Belt, One Road,” initiative said the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Leong Vai Tac.

The Secretary, speaking on Tuesday during a reception of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macau, said the government remains committed to ensuring full cooperation More

Promoting Macau as a platform is a priority for Echo Chan at Forum Macau

The promotion of Macau as a platform in relations between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries is a priority for the newly appointed Deputy Secretary-General of Forum Macau, Echo Chan Keng Hong.

The economist, who spoke to reporters on Tuesday, said that there were objectives to develop in the Macau Platform along with initiatives and related projects but stressed that their implementation required the More