Analysts betting on October gaming rebound

Analysts at brokerage house Sanford C Bernstein suggest that gross gaming revenue in October may bounce from the disappointing 2.8 percent increase in September. The analysts said that gross

Exhibition showcases ‘raw’ bridal shots

A photographic installation titled “St. Lazarus Brides” is currently being showcased at Albergue SCM, presenting a total of 30 portraits taken with an iPhone 4 between 2015 and 2018.

Direct investment in Macau records 80 percent collapse

Inward direct investment flows to the Macau SAR last year collapsed to a mere 20 percent of that in 2016, according to the latest data from

Education | IPM Taipa campus expected to open by 2020

The Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) is expected to open its new Taipa campus by 2020, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, announced yesterday during

AL Plenary | LRT company to operate like airport firm

The law that will regulate the operations of the Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system was yesterday approved at the Legislative Assembly (AL) on its first reading

Viral photograph has netizens thinking alien invasion

A photograph of a street in Macau has gone viral after netizens said that the Grand Lisboa casino-hotel seen in the background looked like an alien spacecraft.

Briefs | UM library exhibits old documents

The exhibition “Macau: A Gateway to the Cultural Interaction between China and the West, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Rare Collections Exhibition” is being held on the fifth floor of the

MIF, PLPEX to feature 30 themed events

The 23rd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) kicks off tomorrow along with the 2018 Portuguese-speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (PLPEX). The

CRIME | Manager and hotel staff accused of procuring prostitution

A male hotel manager and a female staff member, both local residents, have been accused of procuring prostitution due to a complaint from a young Kazakhstani woman, the Judiciary

Corporate Bits | Sands China and MGTO launch celebrity mentor programme for retail professionals

Sands China Ltd. and the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) launched the Celebrity Mentor Programme last week for the retail employees at Sands Shoppes, the company’s four interconnected

HSBC, Credit Suisse CEOs follow Dimon and ditch Saudi conference

The chief executive officers of HSBC Holdings Plc and Credit Suisse Group AG became the latest top bankers to abandon an investment conference in Saudi Arabia as

Tesla boosts Hong Kong chargers to help stem slide in sales

Tesla Inc. is beefing up its vehicle charging infrastructure in Hong Kong to help lure back customers after an end to the city’s tax breaks caused sales

Audi fined USD925 million in Germany over diesel emissions

German law enforcement authorities added another chapter to Volkswagen’s diesel scandal yesterday by fining the company’s luxury division Audi 800 million euros (USD925 million) for selling cars

European Union finances East Timor municipal roads

The European Union (EU) has provided USD22.62 million for the maintenance and recovery of 44 kilometers of the Ermera and Liquica municipalities in East Timor, EU

Japan’s Tohoku Electric buys natural gas from Mozambique

Japanese company Tohoku Electric announced that it has reached an agreement for the purchase and sale of up to 280,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per

Trade War | Trump’s battles give Taiwan supporters new influence

Escalating tensions between the U.S. and China over trade, the South China Sea and recent arms sales are pushing Taiwan back into the American foreign policy spotlight,

Uighurs | Senior official says internment camps are ‘free vocational training’

China is saving Muslim ethnic minorities from the lure of religious extremism by teaching them to speak Mandarin and accept modern science, a senior Chinese official

Cinema | ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ wins China debut months after US open

The Warner Bros. surprise hit “Crazy Rich Asians” will debut in China next month, ending speculation that the country’s film regulators may block the hit romantic comedy

Australia | Canberra considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics

India | Court gives life sentence to guru Rampal, 14 followers

A court in northern India sentenced a Hindu guru and 14 followers to life imprisonment yesterday in the deaths of four women and a child at his sprawling ashram.

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