Documentary film on grade retention in Macau makes it to Al Jazeera

Macau’s Future Gamble,” a film by Penny Lam Kin Kuan, a Macau-born film director, has been selected and aired as part of Viewfinder, Al Jazeera’s documentary series. For one year,

Forum Macau Fund supports projects in Mozambique and Angola

The China-Portuguese Speaking Countries Fund for Cooperation and Development has approved two projects in Angola and Mozambique valued at USD10 million each, said the Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of

New Zealand supports East Timor in fish production

Timor-Leste (East Timor) and New Zealand have signed an agreement to develop fish production (aquaculture) by creating 200 small businesses in the country, the New Zealand embassy announced in a

Total CEO killed in a plane crash

The head of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said yesterday. Total confirmed “with deep

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note 

With the Note 4 launch in the U.S. last week, Samsung introduced one of the biggest design changes to the Note series since it started sales three years ago, ditching plastic in

Corporate Bits | Sands China Ltd. announces 2014 third quarter results

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2014 increased 3.3 per cent to USD811.0 million (HK$6,297.5 million), compared to US$784.8 million (HK$6,085.9 million) for the same quarter 2013. Profit for

HONG KONG | Students, officials talk but don’t agree

Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little yesterday as the city’s Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped

Fire exposes illegal mainland factories in Italy

There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived. Heat finally startled him awake the morning of Dec. 1, 2013. Before him was

Economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years 

China’s economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders’

Australia | Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died yesterday at the age of 98. Although