Briefs | Rosenqvist returns in a GT car

Felix Rosenqvist, two-time winner of the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix, will return to the Guia Circuit next month, but this time driving a GT car.  According to Autosport, Rosenqvist will drive a Ferrari 488 GT3 for Scuderia Corsa. Currently driving in the Formula E and Japanese Super Formula, Rosenqvist will attempt to become the second driver to win both the F3 GP and the Macau GT Cup. If he succeeds, he will follow in the steps of Italian Edoardo Mortara.

Over 100 opinions received on catastrophe response

The Macau SAR Policy Research Office has gathered opinions about the report on the damage caused by Typhoon Hato. According to a statement issued yesterday, a total of 131 opinions and suggestions were made. Local associations and scholars expressed their views on cooperative measures between Macau and neighboring regions to contain floods. The think tank will now “arrange systematically” the opinions and submit them to a commission created to review the first response mechanism when catastrophes occur.

IMF predicts economic growth to reach 13.4pct

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its latest World Economic Outlook report, which forecast the global economy to grow by 3.6 percent and 3.7 percent for 2017 and 2018, respectively. This represents an increase of 0.1 percent for each year from the forecasts made earlier in April and July of 2017. Based on its report, the IMF raised its forecast of the MSAR’s economic growth for 2017 to reach 13.4 percent. The international organization also forecast the SAR’s inflation for this year to lower to 1.5 percent from an initial forecast of 2 percent, and to stay at 2.2 percent next year. It maintained its forecast of the unemployment rate remaining at a low level of around 2 percent.  On public finance, the IMF forecast the government’s integrated fiscal account to remain in surplus this year and next.

Gov’t seeks opinion ahead of Policy Address

The government launched a 15-day public consultation yesterday to supplement its plans for the Policy Address for the Fiscal Year 2018 with community input. The consultation, running up to and including October 25, aims to garner suggestions for next year’s policy blueprint “to ensure that matters of public concern are effectively addressed,” according to a statement issued yesterday. To encourage members of the public to participate in the consultation, the government has organized the production of promotional materials – including animated videos, and advertising on television, radio, newspapers and social media.

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