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BANGLADESH Counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City’s subway system, as the

The Buzz | San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65

Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his lifelong commitment to economic equality, died suddenly

World Views | Saigon Beer – an unacquired taste, unless you’re Thai

In Asian deals, fundamentals can often matter less than connections. The latest illustration: Thai tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s emergence as the sole bidder for a stake in Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – edition no. 2947

* Philanthropists lead the way 2 years after Paris climate agreement * Tackling sensitive topics * 10,000 driving permits * Macau jazz week returns   DOWNLOAD

Public consultation on cyber security law runs until Jan 24

The 45 day public consultation period on a proposed cyber security law runs until January 24. In a press conference that took place yesterday, Secretary for

Coloane prison | Gov’t considering surveillance cameras in private cells

The Correctional Services Bureau, the agency responsible for maintaining Macau’s detention services and inmates, is proposing that the government installs surveillance cameras in private

Crime | Phone scams continue to find victims among university students

Telephone scams continue to find victims among university students. According to the figures presented in the third quarter crime statistics, almost all the victims

Q&A | Manuel correia da Silva, Co-founder of This Is My City: This Is My City festival looks across the border to lively Shenzhen

This Is My City, a local arts festival now in its 11th edition, is reaching across the border for the first time with several shows planned for nearby Shenzhen

Macau delegates for the 13th NPC to be elected soon

The Macau delegates at the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) will be elected on December 27, according to the announcement made by the spokesperson for the presidium

Briefs | Sonia Chan joins ‘Korea-Macau Friendship Night’

Secretary for Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan, yesterday participated in the “Korea-Macau Friendship Night,” where she represented the Macau government. Noting that “Macau and Korea have

Sound & Image Challenge | Swedish film ‘Bitchboy’ takes best film award at festival

The 8th edition of the Sound & Image Challenge International Festival wrapped up on Sunday, with the awards for Best Film and Best Fiction both going to

Health Bureau: Lactalis ‘not imported to Macau’

French baby-milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. Contacted by the Times, the Health Bureau revealed

Corporate Bits | MGM receives award in hospitality competition

MGM Golden Lion Team members were recognized with a total of three Gold Pin Awards, the gaming operator said in a statement yesterday. This announcement

Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

The weekend launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are

Chinese regulator cracks down on booming hedge-fund industry

China’s securities regulator is cracking down on the fast-growing hedge-fund industry, investigating 10 cases of alleged wrongdoing. Officials are probing private fund practices including

Economy | November auto sales growth flat

China’s auto sales were flat in November compared with a year earlier, leaving total purchases in the world’s biggest market up an anemic 1.9 percent

Analysis | Complex questions accompany diplomatic options on North Korea

When President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador recently urged the world to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea, she was sketchy on the details: Should all embassies close?

Philippines | Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress yesterday to extend the martial law he declared in the country’s south by one year to ensure the “total eradication” of

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