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.
28 December 2018
The fate of the Greater Sunrise gas project in Timor-Leste hangs in the balance after two of the main investors pulled out, selling their equity shares to the government of Timor-Leste. This gives Dili much greater control of the scheme, allowing it to demand that the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is built on its territory rather than in Australia.