Uber’s exit leaves drivers wondering what to do next

Ride-sharing app Uber announced its withdrawal from Macau last week for the second time. The suspension, which took effect late on Friday night, leaves many of

Tokyo marks three-year countdown to 2020 Games

Japan began its three-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics yesterday with concerts, races and other events meant to drum up public enthusiasm for the games.

Tourism | More overnight stays in June

Visitor arrivals totaled 2,378,615 in June 2017, up slightly by 0.9 percent year-on- year but down by 7.5 percent month-to-month, according to information from the

Environment | Sewage treatment plant renovation ongoing

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has signed a notice approving a 24-hour construction work period at the water sewage treatment plant at the Macau Peninsula.

Local firm provides software for world-class show

Macau-based technology company Parafernalia Lda has won a bid to provide the Computerized Maintenance Management System for ‘Imagine,’ a show combining fire, water and light effects, in

Crime | Man lost HKD160,000 to phone scam

A man has fallen victim to a phone scam in which criminals presented themselves as both Macau and mainland police force officers. The man lost around HKD160,000 to the

Briefs | FSS expenditures increased 14 percent

In 2016, expenditures involving the Social Security Fund (FSS) were recorded at MOP3.9 billion, representing an increase of 14 percent year-on-year, according to the latest FSS report. Over the

Pansy Ho could launch Macau budget airline

Air Macau’s franchise will be renewed in 2020 and the government is set to consider whether to keep the airline as the sole home airline in

Research indicates playgrounds are unsafe

Recent research by the Association of Building a Good Home Together found hygiene and safety issues in many of Macau’s outdoor playgrounds. A report published

Education | Over 450 students join UM’s Portuguese summer course

More than 450 students from ten countries are taking part in the University of Macau’s 31st Portuguese language summer course. The course is

Corporate bits | Boutique SPA at the Parisian Macao given award

The Parisian Macao’s luxury boutique spa, Le ‘SPA’tique’ triumphed in the ‘Luxury Emerging Spa’ Country Category at the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards. A public ballot was held

Cape Verde moves to create innovative Special Maritime Economic Zone

The project of the future Special Economic Zone (EEZ) of São Vicente, Cape Verde, is a priority for the government and the country is preparing to receive

Brazil | China interested in Angra 3 nuclear power plant

The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) is interested in participating in the conclusion of construction of Brazil’s Angra 3 nuclear power plant which have been halted

WeWork said in talks to rent in HK’s bar district

WeWork Cos., the co-working space company that’s among the world’s most valuable startups, is in advanced talks to rent a building in Hong Kong’s popular nightlife

Southeast Asian ride-hailing app Grab raises USD2.5b

Japan’s Softbank and China’s top ride- hailing firm Didi Chuxing are pouring USD2 billion into the latest round of financing by cash-hungry Southeast Asian taxi app

Chinese banks halt lending to HNA Group

Several Chinese banks that helped fund HNA Group Co.’s global acquisition spree are losing their appetite for financing the company, according to people familiar with the matter.

Beijing warns India of its ‘resolve’ amid border standoff 

China yesterday warned India not to “push your luck” by underestimating Beijing’s determination to safeguard what it considers sovereign Chinese territory, amid an ongoing standoff between the two

US student freed after week held over taxi dispute

An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute,