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São Tomé and Príncipe
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São Tomé and Príncipe
29 March 2021
Legal Update/ Sao Tome e Principe: New Free Trade Zone Regime
Sao Tome e Principe has introduced changes to its Free Trade Zone (Zona Franca) Regime (Decree-Law no. 6/2021, of 5 March), according to legal database Legis-PALOP + TL.
25 March 2021
China-Financed Social Housing in Sao Tome Nears Completion
The first 24 social housing apartments in São Tomé and Príncipe financed by China should be ready in the next few days, the Sao Tome government announced.
16 March 2021
Lusophone African Economies Resume Growth in 2021
The economies of Portuguese-speaking Africa are all expected to recover from last year's losses and resume growth in 2021, with Cabo Verde and Angola the most dynamic, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB).
15 March 2021
African Countries to Trade More With China, After Covid-19
African countries are expected to trade more with China and less with Europe, the United States (US) and India, with Angola having the largest increase, according to a new study.
22 February 2021
African Union Setting Up Infrastructure Fund as Alternative to China
The African Union is setting up a fund to finance the construction of roads, railways and power plants on the continent, turning to new sources of cash other than China.
17 February 2021
Japan Loans USD 668 million to African Development Bank Fund
Japan had signed a 73.6 billion yen (USD 668 million) loan agreement to help replenish the the African Development Bank´s (AfDB) main development fund.
15 February 2021
6 reasons Why Africa’s New Free Trade Area is a Global Game Changer
Connecting 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at $3.4 trillion, the pact comes at a time when much of the world is turning away from cooperation and free trade.
09 February 2021
Sao Tome Seeks Consultants for Green Energy Acceleration Plan
The Government of SaoTome e Principe is looking for consultants to assist the launch of its Green Energy Acceleration Plan.
26 January 2021
Portugal and Brazil Economies Recover in 2021 – UN
All Portuguese-speaking economies are expected to recover this year, including the two largest, Portugal and Brazil, according to the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
06 January 2021
Brazil, Timor and Cabo Verde Among Fastest Growing Economies in 2021
Brazil, Timor and Cabo Verde will be among the fastest growing economies in 2021, recovering from sharp drops in activity last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the World Bank.