LRT | Pedestrian overpass connecting Hotel China and local airport to be demolished

The pedestrian overpass currently connecting the Hotel Golden Crown China to the Macau International Airport will be demolished so that a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station can be built. Construction

GGCT issues travel warning for Philippines

The Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) last night issued a warning against traveling to the Philippines in the near future, due to the country’s worsening security conditions. The office cited a

IPIM approves 150 temporary residency applications

In the first six months of 2014, 250 applications for temporary residency for managerial personnel, as well as technical and professional qualification holders, were received by the Macau Trade and

Bidding for 4G licenses opens

The bid submission period for four licenses of the Fourth-Generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution mobile communication operation began yesterday and will end on November 18. Following the announcement in the Official

Google refuses to hand over users’ data to local authorities

The technology and communication company regularly receives requests from governments, courts or law enforcement agencies to hand over user data. The report lists the number of requests received from each country

68 suicide cases last year

The Health Bureau (SSM) has revealed that there were 68 cases of suicide in Macau in 2013. The overall suicide rate in the city last year was 11.5 per 100,000

Briefs | Forex reserves reach over MOP130.2b in August

The preliminary estimate of Macau’s foreign exchange reserves reached MOP130.2 billion (USD16.31b) at the end of August 2014, according to figures released on Monday by the Monetary Authority of Macau.

Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, real estate mogul Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. But since then, The Donald has

Apple: Record 4m iPhone orders on 1st day 

Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. The iPhone 6 and iPhone

Corporate Bits | Sheraton launches “Nyonya Temptation” at Xin

Authentic Nyonya dishes combine Chinese, Malaysian and other influences sure to delight the taste buds. This Peranakan interpretation of Malaysian and Indonesian food incorporates a range of flavors including tangy,

Angola may be Africa’s biggest oil producer again in 2014

After starting the year at a low, due to technical problems on some oil rigs, Angola’s oil production is recovering, and state oil company Sonangol expects production to reach 2

Mozambique | Tax revenues grow

Tax revenues in Mozambique totaled 100.7 billion meticals in the period from January to August, with just one third left to meet the target set out in the country’s Amended

Beijing to launch port city in Sri Lanka 

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Sri Lanka yesterday to forge closer ties and help launch a USD1.4 billion port city project funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese leader to

Xi’s India visit highlights changing power dynamic 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China’s traditional relationship with

Exploration rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff 

The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South

China dismisses comments by last governor of Hong Kong

China has backed its envoy’s remarks on Hong Kong’s political reform, after China’s ambassador to Britain criticized the last colonial governor of Hong Kong in a British newspaper. “Britain has never

PHILIPPINES | Lava flows from Mayon volcano, thousands flee

The Philippines’ most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers,

AFGHANISTAN | Suicide bomber kills 3 NATO troops 

A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy yesterday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Security

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