31 May 2020
Chinese trade with Brazil resisted the Covid-19 pandemic in the first quarter of the year and even rose in the cases of Cabo Verde and Timor Leste. However, exchanges with the remaining Portuguese-Speaking Countries (PSC) did not resist the pandemic.
19 May 2020
China is Africa’s largest bilateral creditor, having given these countries estimated loans worth $152 billion between 2000 and 2018. With the economic crisis in countries like Angola or Mozambique generating debt repayment difficulties, negotiations are underway, with the engagement of China and private lenders.
11 May 2020
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) estimates that a one-month full lockdown across Africa would cost the continent about 2.5 per cent of its annual GDP, equivalent to about USD 65.7 billion per month. With the costs of the Covid-19 lockdown mounting, the ECA is now proposing 7 Lockdow Exit Strategies for African Countries that that "provide sustainable, albeit reduced, economic activity".
04 May 2020
Starting May 5th, a new and improved CL Brief e-mail newsletter will be available to all its readers, with timely, reliable and relevant information about business issues regarding the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (PSCs), China and other Asian economies.
30 April 2020
Banco Nacional Ultramarino bank and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint promotion of business between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, according to a statement by the issuing bank.
21 April 2020
The 2020 Lines of Government Action, the first presented under the new chief executive, Ho Iat Seng, essentially retain that central role and opens new avenues for their development, like a Renminbi-denominated stock market and e-commerce platforms.
01 April 2020
In Africa, Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundation have taken center stage in supplying medical masks, Covid-19 tests and other protective kit to countries with fragile health systems. Just a few days after the gear arrived in Ethiopia for redistribution in the continent, all lusophone countries were stocked up.