Mr. Baal Loi, Acting Head of Hengqin Branch, Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU), gave a talk at the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) at the University of Macau (UM) on 13th April on the topic ‘Development and Prospects of Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in 2022’. The talk attracted many UM faculty members, students, and scholars from across the university.

During the talk, Mr. Loi highlighted the changes and development of BNU over the past century, and particularly more recent developments in China and its office in Hengqin. Mr. Loi spoke on the bank’s focus on sectors such as retail, private banking, SMEs, large enterprises, gaming and hospitality enterprises, international banking, as well as emerging services and opportunities, especially with the bank’s presence in China and as a unique strategic position to act as a bridge between Macao and China, and the Portuguese speaking countries – and the wider economic areas to which they are connected. Through introducing the CGD Group to which BNU is part of, Mr. Loi also discussed the many opportunities brought about by the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), and the implications for cross-border business development and collaboration in the financial sector. At the end of the talk, the questions and answers session seen several issues raised by the audience, to which Mr. Loi provided further insight. The presentation also presented an opportunity for students to register for career opportunities at BNU. The session concluded with BNU distributing souvenirs with logos to show 120 years since establishing in Macao – highlighting again the bank’s historical presence and development in the city.