FMG stages sit-in protest outside StarWorld

Protesters first gathered outside Lotus Square and picked up signs prepared by FMG. They then matched to the backdoor of StarWorld and conducted a sit-in protest there. The police were

Analysis | Gaming sector labor strains set to intensify

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts together reported labor compensation costs of USD50 million in their Macau casinos last quarter. Casino industry analysts believe that another four operators (Galaxy Entertainment, MGM

Briefs: Old woman dies in traffic accident

An elderly woman was killed in a traffic accident yesterday morning. At around 5 a.m., a taxi driving along Rua dos Hortelãos in the northern district knocked down the 89-year-old.

CRIME | Taxi driver charged for appropriating lost property

The local female victim went to a PSP station and claimed that she had left behind a laptop in a taxi, which she believed the taxi driver to have taken. The

‘Macau’s population has had enough of these secretaries,’ says Coutinho

The president of the Macau Civil Servants Association (ATFPM) and lawmaker José Pereira Coutinho argues that the local population is tired of the current government secretaries’ team. In a meeting

FBI snuffs World Cup betting hub at Caesar’s USD25K-a-night villas

  When FBI agents went into Villa 8882 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on the afternoon of July 9, they found Wei Seng Phua and his son watching the World

Xiaomi beats Samsung in Chinese smartphone market 

Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker little known in the West, overtook tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. to become China’s top-selling smartphone brand in the second quarter, a market research company said yesterday. According

Vegas resort planned at former New Frontier site

A new resort could soon spring up on the vacant Las Vegas Strip site of the former New Frontier casino, thanks to a partnership between Australian billionaire James Packer and

Toyota profit up nearly 5 percent on sales growth 

Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 percent jump in quarterly profit yesterday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan. The Japanese maker

Corporate Bits | Phelps signs with new suit company 

Now, as he comes back from retirement, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history will have a different look. Phelps announced yesterday that he signed a deal with Aqua Sphere, a

National Bank intervenes in BES Angola

José de Lima Massano specified that the central bank will continue providing necessary support to safeguard depositors’ interests, announcing a package of extraordinary measures for BESA’s recovery. At stake is “degradation

Angola | Resurgent textile industry helps diversify economy

The Economist Intelligence Unit specifically indicates that the refurbished and modernized África Têxtil, Textang II and Satec factories are “a positive step to diversify the Angolan economy,” even though those

Troops, volunteers dig through quake debris 

About 10,000 troops used pickaxes and backhoes to clear roads and dig residents from collapsed homes yesterday after an earthquake in southwest China that killed 410 people. Groups of volunteers, meanwhile, used

US looks to calm South China Sea tensions 

The United States will be looking to calm tensions stoked by recent Chinese oil drilling in disputed waters of the South China Sea at an upcoming meeting of the region’s foreign ministers,

McDonald’s says mainland meat scandal hurting sales

McDonald’s said Monday that a scandal over a meat supplier in China is hurting sales in the region and its global sales forecast for 2014 is “at risk.” The world’s biggest hamburger chain

Rising lakes formed by quake threaten flooding 

Rescuers raced yesterday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed 410 people and has left thousands homeless. Rescue teams