The Buzz: Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures. The report for the

World Briefs

CHINA & JAPAN China and Japan report gloomy industrial data, adding to pressure on leaders of the world’s second- and third-largest economies to launch new stimulus. More on p10 CHINA Sri

Nepal says climbers returning to climb Mount Everest

Climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year’s deadly disaster on the world’s highest peak, a Nepalese mountaineering official said yesterday. Climbers from four teams

April Fools

Ikea is not coming to Coloane – at least as far as we know. Our short piece titled “Ikea to open doors in Coloane,” published on yesterday’s back page, was

Gaming | Investors see Macau’s 40 pct gaming revenue drop as good news

This is what passes for good news in Macau these days: the city’s drop in casino revenue is stabilizing at about 40 percent. Gross gambling revenue in the world’s largest gambling

Amended budget passes, lawmakers advocate ‘cautious spending’

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has approved amendments to this year’s budget, including a 22.4 percent decrease on the government’s foreseen revenue, which has been reviewed from MOP154 billion to MOP119

On the lawmakers’ agenda

HEALTH MATTERS Health is the population’s greatest concern, according to lawmaker Si Ka Lon. At yesterday’s plenary meeting, the lawmaker focused on the lack of human resources in the public

Young musicians’ contest applications open in mid April

MGTO to cooperate with Angolan counterparts

  The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) inked a collaborative memorandum with Angola’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism Office of International Exchanges yesterday, seeking to strengthen inter-cooperation in tourism affairs between

Beijing urges MSAR to join manhunt for corrupt officials

A leading Beijing official has urged Macau’s anti-graft agency, the Commission Against Corruption, to cooperate in the central government’s attempt to hunt down corrupt fugitives from mainland, South China Morning