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All eyes are on Argentina’s new president Mauricio Macri’s pushes forward with his economic reforms. One of the challenges Macri faces is to settle the decade-long legal battle with U.S. hedge funds suing the country over unpaid government debt. But the more immediate hurdle is to find a way to […]

Argentina sets the stage for economic liberalization

Financial markets are “cheering” the prospect of a win by opposition candidate Mauricio Macri at Argentina’s presidential election run-off this Sunday November 22nd. His counterpart, Daniel Scioli was expected to take the presidency in the first round of the election on October 25th, or at least move on to the second […]

Argentina election Sunday: A win-win for investors

[Buenos Aires, Argentina] A London-based private equity and investment management firm was among several major funds to hold talks in Argentina this month to discuss opportunities a new “pro-market” government might present, as a result of Sunday’s presidential election. Members of Gemcorp Capital LLP (“GEMCORP”) met with Santiago Montoya, president […]

GEMCORP eyes opportunities in Argentina ahead of elections

Spanish billionaire Alberto Cortina is building a bank presence in West Africa in order to service growing demand from sovereign and corporate clients, according to Spanish daily El Pais. Cortina is carrying out due diligence on a Senegalese retail bank after his Banque de Dakar investment bank began operations in […]

Spanish magnate eyes growing African financial sector

Goldman Sachs has been selected as one of the agents to act on behalf of Angola’s future sovereign debt issues. Goldman Sachs, along with BNP Paribas and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), have been chosen to lead a group of international banks with agents ‘representing the Republic […]

Goldman Sachs to Tackle Angolan Debt

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Macau’s role as a services platform for trade support between China and Portuguese speaking countries gets China Trade Ministry’s full attention, says Chui Sai On, Macau’s chief executive. Chui visited the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Ministry of Trade and the National Development and Reform Commission; after the […]

Macau’s trade support between China and Portuguese speaking countries

RTGlobalResources Angola office
RT-Global Resources, a subsidiary of Russia’s largest state-backed corporation Rostec (, has signaled Russia’s commitment to aggressively entering the financial, natural resources and infrastructure sectors in Africa. RT-Global Resources has established an office in a prestigious neighbourhood in Angola’s capital Luanda which it intends to use as a central hub […]

Russia’s RT-Global Resources establishes Africa operations hub in Angola

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A consortium of Russian companies are set to win a lucrative government contract for the construction of an oil refinery in western Uganda. The consortium, which consists of RT Global Resources (a subsidiary of Rostec), VTB Capital, Tatneft and SK Group, was shortlisted for the construction of the Kabaale refinery, which […]

Russians on Uganda refinery project shortlist

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ANGOLA is to receive a US $1.5 billion loan from a Russian bank, according to an report citing Angolan press reports and Portugal’s Económico. The local government agreed to the loan from VTB Capital, the investment arm of Russian’s second largest bank VTB Group, for a series of public investments […]

Russian bank lends US $1.5 billion to Angola

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The highly awaited recovery of Spain’s troubled property market is set happen at long last, but not at the hands of individual house hunters. The past 12 months in particular has seen a boost in interest in Spanish property by foreign investors looking to cash in on the highly depressed […]

Spain’s property market shows signs of recovery, but who’s buying?