MGTO to push ‘Tourism+MICE+Sports’ development next year

The SAR government will pursue a strategic focus of merging the tourism; meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE); and sports sectors next year to broaden the city’s tourism appeal, Director

Policy Address | Economy chief calls on public to spend cash handouts locally

The Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong has encouraged local residents to use the money from next year’s cash handout scheme to boost the local economy. During Friday’s Legislative

Policy Address | IPIM case halted over 600 applications from progressing

  The court case involving the unlawful granting of residency by several high-ranked officials from the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has caused over 600 other applications to be

Economy | Gov’t: 2020 GDP expected to shrink by over 50%

Gross domestic product (GDP) for the entirety of 2020 is expected to temporarily shrink by over 50%, according to Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong. During Friday’s Legislative Assembly

Policy Address | Lei: No in-depth review of Macau Stock Exchange in Hengqin

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said that he has not “conducted an in-depth review” of a Macau Stock Exchange in Hengqin. The National Development and Reform Commission of

Pedro Chiang’s lawyer says news of detention for extradition is a fallacy

The lawyer representing businessman Pedro Chiang has clarified the news aired that was on some local media outlets that his client had been arrested in Portugal and is waiting to

SME grows with Sands China’s platform

For small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro-enterprises, having products of good quality is not enough; they need a solid platform as a stepping stone to grow and expand their

Frozen meat from Brazil and Vietnam tested negative for Covid-19

  The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has confirmed that frozen goods imported to Macau from a Brazilian meat export company and Vietnamese seafood factory have tested negative for Covid-19. The IAM

Sun Yingsha and Ma Long crowned in WTT Macao

Sun Yingsha in the female section and Ma Long in the male category won the World Table Tennis Macau (WTT Macao) event yesterday evening. After five days of competition at the

Aug-Oct unemployment unchanged at 2.9%

The city’s general unemployment rate was at 2.9% in the August to October period in 2020. This stayed unchanged from the previous period between July to September, the Statistics and

Apple suppliers’ exodus from China won’t slow down under Biden

The splintering of the global tech supply chain that began during President Donald Trump’s watch looks set to persist under his successor. Apple Inc., the largest of the many tech giants

This day in history | 1962 US spaceman orbits Earth

The first American to orbit the Earth has landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean. Marine Lieutenant John Glenn, 40, travelled about 81,000 miles (more than 130,000km) as he circled the globe

UK set to be first to clear Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine

The U.K. is poised to become the first country to approve Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine, ahead of a long line of countries waiting for protection from the

Court orders France to rethink 30-person limit on worship

France’s highest administrative court yesterday ordered a rethink of a 30-person attendance limit for religious services put in place by the government to slow down the spread of coronavirus. The measure

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones. Consumers spent an estimated USD9 billion on U.S. retail websites on

The Buzz | Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. He was 85. Prowse died Saturday

Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first time in 15 years. The former heavyweight champion

World Views | Key question in Cosby appeal: Does defendant’s past matter?

In 2016, as Bill Cosby’s legal team prepared for trial in his stunning sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the state Supreme Court quietly heard a death row inmate’s appeal. Lawyers for

Monday, November 30, 2020 – edition no. 3668

— Secretary Lei Wai Nong urges the public to use next year’s cash handouts in the city after confirming that the wealth partaking scheme will still be in the form

SMEs | longer path to recovery amid gradual tourist growth

With everyone staying at home to lower the risk of infection, social distancing has helped to obscure the issue of joblessness and financial ordeals some in Macau face. Sou Kit knows

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