Typhoon Hato | No comment on whether Leong should remain in post

The Chief Executive has ordered disciplinary procedures against the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau’s (SMG) deputy director Florence Leong and former director Fong Soi Kun, following the

Policy Address: Economy and Finance | Non-gaming aspects account for 10.7pct of casino industry

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, was at the Legislative Assembly (AL) to answer lawmakers’ questions about the 2018 Policy Address. The role of the

Chinese tourism surges in Portugal, Secretary of State confirms

The Chinese tourist market in Portugal experienced steady growth this year. This growth is one of the reasons behind the importance of this year’s congress of the

Gaming | Suncity’s rewards system becomes a hit

Macau’s biggest junket operator is rewarding its high rollers with travel packages to attend the Kennards Hire Rally car race in Australia and a limited-edition Christophe Claret

Gov’t to hold matching session for professional drivers

Early next year, the government will deliver a report to the Standing Committee for the Coordination of Social Affairs on topics concerning professional drivers, the Secretary for

European chamber celebrates 4th anniversary

The Macau European Chamber of Commerce (MECC) marked its fourth anniversary yesterday at The St. Regis Macao, in a ceremony where its representatives vowed to continue promoting Europe-Macau

Tourism | Visitor arrivals up 8pct on back of National Week

Visitor arrivals increased by 7.9 percent year-on-year to 2.89 million in October, according to information released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The increase has been

Real Estate Matters | 25 property questions we were asked this year – part II

20. Question: What is ‘Stamp Duty’ in Macau? Stamp duty is the government tax levied on buyers of properties, and is usually paid by the buyer, not

Eurozone economy heading for strongest quarter since 2011

The 19-country eurozone is set for its best quarterly performance since early 2011, according to a closely watched survey yesterday, the latest sign that a

India is said to discuss USD6b Lotte, Peugeot ventures

South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group and French carmaker PSA Group have separately discussed proposals to invest as much as USD6 billion combined in India, a move

Corporate Bits | MGM donates MOP1.2 million to Tung Sin Tong

MGM donated MOP1.2 million to the Macau Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society, including MOP500,000 to its annual fundraising campaign, and a special donation of MOP700,000

Finance | Micro-lender assault threatens path to US listings

A new assault by Chinese authorities on the country’s cash micro-lenders threatens to stymie any new listings in New York, as regulators in Beijing escalate their campaign

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | Uganda’s foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe

Uganda’s foreign minister faced growing calls for his resignation yesterday following allegations in the United States that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as

Ships, aircraft search for three US sailors missing in crash

U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea yesterday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier. Eight

Myanmar | UN envoy says sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar’s military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide,

Papua New Guinea | Officials pressure refugees to leave camp

Papua New Guinea authorities yesterday removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees

Zimbabwe | Country facing new leader, wonders ‘Where is Mugabe?’

As Zimbabwe prepared to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, after 37 years, attention turned to the fate of Robert Mugabe and the wife who

Germany | Protests, criticism overshadow Chinese soccer friendlies

China may be regretting the decision to have its under-20 soccer team to play a series of friendlies against lower- level German clubs. The Chinese team

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