The Buzz | France reclaims title: world’s largest wine maker

France has reclaimed its crown as world’s biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy’s wine production plunge 15 percent. French vignerons will produce around 46.2 million hectoliters

GOLF | Venetian Macau open Lahiri ahead after 1st round

It was an overcast day yesterday with some scattered showers at the Macau Golf and Country Club, but this did not stop players at the Venetian Macau Open putting up

World Briefs

MYANMAR-USA An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar’s government for presiding over a “humanitarian catastrophe” in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrators of Buddhist-on-Muslim violence

MIF | Macau seen as a platform for regional trade services

Speaking at MIF’s inauguration ceremony yesterday, Francis Tam recalled that Macau has seen a rapid and stable economic development, leading to the improvement of employment rates. He added that the

Lionel Leong willing to take up gov’t job

Macau Executive Council Member, Mr Lionel Leong, said yesterday that he’s willing to accept any government position if invited. His name has emerged as one of the possible five secretaries

GAMING | Casino recovery seen in late 2015

Francis Tam forecast the city’s drop in casino revenue will worsen this month and a recovery will come in the second half of next year. “In October, the decline on

Guangzhou Party chief with links to Macau falls from grace

Former Guangzhou Party chief Wan Qingliang, who helped initiate talks on cooperation between Macau and Guangdong province with a particular focus on Hengqin Island, has been removed from his public

One third of Hengqin population expected to come from Macau

The director general of the Hengqin New Area Administrative Committee, Niu Jing, predicts that more than one-third of the population on the nearby island will be made up of Macau

Sands China signs agreement to protect musicians’ copyrights

The Macau Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (MACA) and Sands China Ltd. signed a music performance license agreement yesterday at a ceremony held at The Venetian Macao. The agreement

STATS | Tourist arrivals up for Sept

Tourist arrivals increased by 3 pct year-on-year to 2,405,497 in September. Same-day visitors accounted for 52% of the total, according to information released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Analyzed