Gov’t spends MOP5.3m on transportation habits survey

Four surveys have been commissioned to Umtec Limited, a company working in conjunction with the University of Macau, to understand Macau citizens’ current transportation needs and habits. Three of the surveys

BRIEFS | Int’l Fireworks Display Contest program update

The 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will take place on the Macau Tower waterfront today, as well as on September 13, 20 and 27 and on China National Day

APEC tourism meeting seen as opportunity to boost region’s image

The 8th Ministerial meeting of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) tourism is an excellent opportunity to promote Macau’s image in the world and one of the most important events marking the

Growth of Angola’s economy expected to contract to 3.9 pct

The rate of growth of Angola’s economy is expected to decelerate to 3.9 percent in 2014 after posting growth of 6.8 percent in 2013, with the agricultural sector offsetting a

Portugal puts 31.5 pct of national postal company up for sale

The Portuguese government plans to sell the 31.5 percent stake that the state still holds in Portuguese postal company CTT - Correios de Portugal, state shareholdings company Parpública said in

Apple reviewing claims of new labor violations in China

A report by China Labor Watch and Green America found that Tainan, Taiwan-based Catcher Technology had 22 labor violations. They documented forced, unpaid overtime and improper handling of hazardous materials

Macau casino bulls seen capitulating after stocks tumble

Macau casino analysts are a persistent bunch. After shares of Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. and five listed peers tumbled an average 27 percent in the past six months through Thursday,

Corporate Bits | HK diva Liza Wang performs at the Venetian

The entertainment queen kick started the concert by singing one of her famous songs “Beautiful Entertainment World,” to welcome her Macau audience. The diva then continued to energize fans with

HONG KONG | UK accepting chief executive election limits ‘insult,’ Chan says

Ting Shi and Jasmine Wang The U.K. government’s acceptance of China’s plan for limiting free elections in its former colony of Hong Kong is a “great insult,” said the city’s former

Alibaba seeks to raise up to USD24.3b in IPO record

China’s Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to USD24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO — an amount that would be the most raised by a company in a stock market

Xi delays Pakistan trip over rally

Pakistan’s foreign ministry said Saturday that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first visit to the country has been postponed over the mass anti-government demonstrations shaking its capital, Islamabad. Thousands of protesters, led

BRIEFS | Authorities kill nearly 5,000 dogs to control rabies

Chinese authorities killed almost 5,000 dogs in one city after blaming five human deaths on rabies, the official Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday. The city of Baoshan in southwestern Yunnan province killed

NORTH KOREA | Detained American gets trial date

Detained American Matthew Miller will be tried next Sunday, North Korean state media said, less than a week after the detainee made a rare foreign media appearance to plead for

NORTH KOREA | Foreign scientists seek volcano secrets

More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its

MALAYSIA | Gov’t to send team to Ukraine jet crash site

Malaysia aims to send a search team to the crash site in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before winter sets in to gather physical evidence to prove that it was shot

INDIA | Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 in Kashmir

Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said yesterday. Five days of incessant rain in

UKRAINE | Rebel shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

Clashes broke out yesterday outside the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt. At least two houses

USA | Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

President Barack Obama says that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use

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