Gaming | DICJ say casino taxes may face revision

Discussion over gaming tax rates in the MSAR has prompted the director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) to announce the possibility of amending existing casino taxation

Report claims Macau could merge with Zhuhai, Shenzhen

Macau, Zhuhai, and their neighboring regions will steadily merge into a “big Macau,” according to a report by Hong Kong TV news channel ONTV, which claimed

Japan | Analysts: Many complications ahead of integrated resorts bill

Gaming analysts are confident that Japan’s recently approved integrated resorts bill will present both a popular and profitable venture to investors. However, these analysts note that many

Crime | Man takes revenge by faking reports of terrorist attacks to police

A  45-year-old male from Bangladesh has been arrested for faking reports to the police, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said at a press conference yesterday. The

Kyrgyzstan | Ministry: Turkish cargo plane crash kills 37

A cargo plane crashed yesterday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. The

Courts | Chan Ka Fai admits illegalities on MP’s accounts

The trial of the former Public Prosecutions Office (MP) Prosecutor-General, Ho Chio Meng, resumed yesterday in a session exclusively devoted to hearing the witness Chan Ka Fai,

Briefs | 307,020 singular voters by end-2016

Following a campaign for voter registration, the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) announced yesterday that there were 25,238 new requests for registration in 2016. During

‘In Good Hands’ attracts participative audience to salon

An interactive performance of music and storytelling was presented to local audiences over the weekend as part of the 16th Macao Fringe Festival. Performed by two

S. Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee

Prosecutors are seeking a warrant to arrest Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee for allegations including bribery and embezzlement, a stunning turn for the scion of South Korea’s richest family

Gaming | Nevada casinos turn profit in fiscal 2016; first since 2008

Nevada’s biggest casinos combined to turn a profit in fiscal 2016 for the first time in eight years, but it wasn’t due to gambling winnings, according to

Corporate bits | Sands China holds spring-cleaning

The Sands China Care Ambassador program sent a group of over 70 volunteers to Seac Pai Van public housing in Coloane Sunday morning, where they spent time

Going global | Zhuhai Airport aims to double its passengers by 2020

Zhuhai Jinwan Airport (ZUH) aims to establish itself as a hub for business jets and implement a pilot training facility – ambitious goals for the smallest

South China Sea | Philippines protests Chinese weapons installation on islands

The Philippines has filed a low-key diplomatic protest with China after a U.S. think tank reported that Beijing appears to have installed anti- aircraft and anti-missile weapons on

Japan to provide Vietnam new patrol vessels Abe says during visit

Japan will provide Vietnam new patrol vessels, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday on the last stop of his four-nation tour to boost his country’s trade and security engagements in

Hong Kong tycoon Li to buy Australian energy firm Duet

A group led by Hong Kong billionaire tycoon Li Ka-shing’s infrastructure business said yesterday it is buying Australian energy company Duet in a multibillion dollar deal. Cheung Kong

‘One China principle’ not negotiable, Beijing tells Trump

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China’s Foreign Ministry yesterday said the country’s “one-China principle” regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and any