IMF commends region’s economic resilience

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2016 Article IV Consultation with the Macau SAR and published its Staff Report yesterday, Macau time, reinforcing the preliminary assessment

Local economy ranks eighth freest in the Asia-Pacific region

The Heritage Foundation yesterday released  its 2017 Report on the Index of Economic Freedom, rating Macau’s economy as “mostly free” for the ninth consecutive year. 

Briefs | Service outsourcing continues to be focus of Ho trial

The trial of the city’s former top prosecutor, Ho Chio Meng, continued yesterday at Macau’s Court of Final Appeal. Several witnesses were called to provide their testimonies. One

Kim Jong Un brother murdered while awaiting Macau bound flight

Kim Jong Nam, the older brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was attacked at Kuala Lumpur’s airport and died on the way to a

Health Bureau admits improving smoking lounges is ‘step forward’

The Health Bureau (SSM) has responded to a press conference regarding a study conducted by the University of Macau (UM) on the casino smoking ban,

São Tiago Inn to close doors 

The Pousada of São Tiago, a five-star hotel installed since 1982 on the former São Tiago da Barra Fortress (dating originally from the 17th century) will close

Education | IPM holds career day to launch new offers

The Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) held its Career Day 2017 on Monday, attracting 39 exhibitors from the public and private sectors. As approximately 700

Courts | Prosecution adds new evidence against Ho Chio Meng

Another session in the trial of the region’s former top prosecutor, Ho Chio Meng, took place yesterday at Macau’s Court of Final Appeal, following an adjournment since

BNU records 10pct rise in net income

According to a statement issued by BNU, the bank’s net interest margin “performed well” in 2016, surging by 11.1 percent year-on- year, attributable to business growth

Education | DSEJ to implement bilingual classes in official schools

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) will create bilingual classes to combine Chinese - and Portuguese - language material. The revamp aims to “give priority to

Gaming | Goa seeks legal opinion on Macau model casino rules

The state government of Goa has sought legal opinion on newly-drafted gaming rules, which the state has framed along the Macau model. The gaming

Lance Armstrong loses bid to halt USD100 million lawsuit

A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government’s USD100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from

Light rail chief to be hired from abroad

A Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) representative acknowledged that at the moment there are no local people with the needed skills to run the Macau Light Rapid

Tobacco control bill | UM study: Gaming operators emphasize majority of employees want to keep smoking lounges

Senior representatives of Macau’s six gaming operators have jointly presented the findings of a study on employee sentiment toward smoking lounges. The results of the study,

Crime | 28 residents lost MOP4.9 million in online scam

Twenty eight residents have lost more than MOP4.9 million in an online scam. In a press conference yesterday, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said that the

Academic hopes to see young people interested in Patuá

The University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Associate Professor Alan Baxter will be lecturing for the first Macau Creole Portuguese