MDT Report | Running on electric power is a difficult trend to set

Though the trend seems to be flourishing in mainland China, mostly due to “e-bikes” (bicycles powered by electricity), the EV scene in Macau is still in a very early stage

Ride-hailing app controversy | Uber shutdown means ‘business as usual’ for taxi drivers

If ride-hailing app Uber’s negotiations with the government over the legalization of the taxi provision falls short in the next few weeks, the popular service is expected to exit Macau. Uber

Ferry terminal’s passenger-boarding bridges up for renewal

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) has scheduled six passenger-boarding bridges at the Macau Ferry Terminal for renewal in the first quarter of 2017. The upcoming renovation includes

Macau inflicts first ‘victim’ in South Korea-Syria match

South Korean start-striker Suk Hyun-jun will not join his team for their upcoming match against Syria, scheduled to take place on September 6, at Macau’s Olympic Stadium in Taipa in

Zhuhai opening route to port of Vitoria in Brazil

Zhuhai port is seeking to develop trade with Portuguese-speaking nations, with a particular focus on Brazil. The port plans “to build on the close ties between Macau and Brazil,” said

Galaxy’s profit beats estimates as new resorts woo tourists

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.’s second-quarter earnings rose 22 percent from a year earlier, more than analysts expected, as the opening of new resorts boosted non-gaming revenue and casino market share. Adjusted

Gaming | Analysts weigh in on new casino openings

Gaming analysts are questioning the impact of Macau’s new casinos on the city’s declining gambling sector. Wynn Macau opened a USD4.2 billion resort in Cotai this week, and Sands China will

Corporate Bits | Sands china donates nearly mop 1 million to local tertiary institutions

Continuing its annual tradition of supporting higher education in Macau, Sands China Ltd. has donated MOP970,000 in scholarships and fellowships to six tertiary institutions. At a cheque presentation ceremony on Wednesday

Fed Chair to speak today | Dollar rally fades away before Yellen as european stocks retreat

A dollar rally ran out of steam and moves in financial markets were generally slight ahead of a speech today by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that may shed light

Real Estate Matters | Did You Know…? 20 Interesting Facts About Macau Property – Part 4

Juliet Risdon is a Director of JML Property and a property investor. Having been established in 1994, JML Property offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing properties for

Views on China | Chinese oil demand goes from raging bull to gagging bear

Chinese oil demand, so long the picture of a ravenous bull, is looking more like a vomiting bear. PetroChina reported its worst-ever first-half profit this week. That was mostly due to

Duterte toughens anti-China rhetoric | There will be blood if Philippine territory breached

The tough-talking Philippine president said he will walk the extra mile for peace but warned China “it will be bloody” if the militarily superior Asian neighbor infringes on his country’s

China faces one-year ban from weightlifting over doping

China is facing a one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases in a move which threatens to stop some of the world’s top athletes from competing internationally. The International Weightlifting

The Philippines | Leader orders extremists crushed after beheading

Abu Sayyaf extremists have beheaded a kidnapped Filipino villager after a ransom deadline lapsed in their first such brutal act under President Rodrigo Duterte, who ordered troops to destroy the

Whaling | Sea Shepherd Australia says will continue South Ocean action

Sea Shepherd Australia said yesterday that a legal settlement involving the conservation group’s U.S. founder will not affect its anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean. Spokesman Adam Burling said the Australian

Myanmar | Soldiers, residents begin cleanup after quake

Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist temples began cleaning up debris yesterday from a powerful earthquake that shook