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.
22 May 2020
Timor-Leste Moves to Improve Business Environment with Assistance from World Bank, Australia and Japan
The Timorese Government announced today that it has signed an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank group, to help the country improve its business environment.
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.
04 May 2020
Countries that rely on Tourism for economic growth are set to be some of the most affected in the near future. Among them is Cabo Verde, Sao Tome e Principe and, to a lesser extent, Timor-Leste, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
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.
11 March 2020
Timor-Leste's revised Law on Petroleum Activities has just been published. It amends 15-year old legislation regulating an economic activity that is the country´s main source of income. The awarding of exploration under a new licensing round is expected.
08 October 2019
On 30 August, Timor-Leste celebrated the 20th anniversary of the referendum that eventually led to independence from Indonesia in 2002. Despite the national pride generated by the occasion, the country is still struggling to stabilise the economy and reduce poverty levels.