The Buzz | Four Macau gaming tycoons in Hong Kong Forbes’ list

Lui Che Woo, founder and chairman of Galaxy Entertainment, continues to be the richest gaming tycoon in the list. His net worth jumped nearly 70 percent from an

Macau might fill China cryptocurrency gap

Over 3,000 participants attended the 2018 Finwise Summit in Macau last weekend, making it the most popular blockchain meeting in the world. The sheer scale

Legislative Assembly | Vong and Kou revoke resolution on Sulu Sou’s suspension

Kou Hoi In and Vong Hin Fai revoked the resolution on whether the suspension of lawmaker Sulu Sou should be regarded as a political act.

Benfica de Macau kicks off season highlighting AFC Cup

The Benfica de Macau football team will be participating in three different competitions this year. Aside from the regular Macau’s Elite League Championship and the Macau Football

Sands China visits repaired homes in Coloane

Sands China team members and executives yesterday visited the residents of Navegantes Street and Lai Chi Vun in Coloane, whose homes were recently repaired thanks to the

Young HK activist Wong gets second prison term

A Hong Kong court sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in prison yesterday for contempt, his second prison term stemming from his role in the 2014 “Umbrella

Crime | HKD48m goes missing in VIP room heist

A croupier from a VIP room located in a casino in the NAPE area has been accused of stealing gaming chips worth a total of HKD47.9 million, a source

Opinion | The republican billionaire winning from Macau’s shift

Here’s a wager you can’t lose: No matter what, a U.S. Republican billionaire is going to win the Macau jackpot. It’s a battle between Sheldon Adelson, chairman

Tourism | International visitor arrivals grew 6.2 percent last year

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) held its annual press conference yesterday. In it, the bureau announced that international visitor arrivals grew by 6.2 percent year-on-year, attaining

Court of first instance | Judge adjourns Sou’s trial pending appeal

The trial that puts lawmaker Sulu Sou and former president of the New Macau Association (ANM) Scott Chiang in the defendants’ seat finally started its first session

Meanwhile in Hong Kong… | Activists will have to wait for prison appeal outcome

Three Hong Kong activists will have to wait to learn the outcome of their final appeal to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014’s massive

Legislative assembly | Vote on ‘immunity resolution’ postponed for today

Deliberations at the Legislative Assembly (AL) on Vong Hin Fai’s ‘immunity resolution’ and whether lawmaker Sulu Sou’s suspension should be regarded as a political act or not

Macau to leave tax haven ‘blacklist’ after complying with EU rules

Macau is soon to leave the European Union’s (EU) tax haven “blacklist.”  This change is part of a proposal on the part of EU

Gaming | Bernstein predicts VIP slowdown this year

Brokerage firm Sanford C Bernstein is predicting a deceleration in Macau’s VIP gaming growth this year on the back of a number of political and economic factors

Tourist Price Index increased 0.77 percent

Information from the Statistics and Census Service indicated that the average Tourist Price Index (TPI) for 2017 rose by 0.77 percent year-on-year to 131.87; representing a

Housing | JLL calls on government to implement ‘property ladder’ for home upgrading

Real estate firm JLL Macau is calling on the government to focus on social housing, and to take economic housing as supplementary when formulating

Legislative Assembly | Employment agency law approved amid concerns over domestic helpers, tourists

Yesterday, the Law of Employment Agency Activity was passed with 30 votes in favor at the Legislative Assembly. The law comes in response to the

Cultural Affairs VP to be retried, TSI orders

The trial of former Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) vice president Chan Chak Seng will be reopened and repeated as the Court of Second Instance (TSI) have ruled

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