Policy Address | Chui announces cash handout increase, other social benefits

In 2019, the annual cash handout from the government will increase to MOP10,000 and MOP6,000 for permanent and non-permanent residents respectively, the Chief Executive (CE) announced yesterday. Chui

Lawmaker disappointed with Chui’s last Policy Address

On the sidelines of the Policy Address, lawmaker Pereira Coutinho said that he is disappointed with Chui Sai On’s last policy address. “This is the last government policy address

Policy Address | Chui pledges transparency in gaming concessions

The Chief Executive Chui Sai On met the press at Government Headquarters after delivering the Policy Address for the Fiscal Year 2019 at the Legislative Assembly (AL). Chui

IPIM organizes integrity seminar following scandal

The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) organized an integrity seminar this week. Over 60 IPIM staff members participated in the event, including the acting president Irene

HZMB chief engineer to give talk at UM on Tuesday

The University of Macau (UM) will hold a talk on Tuesday about the construction techniques used in the recently inaugurated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB). Su Quanke, chief engineer

Graton launches second Macau adventure for Michel Vaillant

The second adventure of fabled comic book hero Michel Vaillant in Macau officially kicked off yesterday with a special edition book launch at the Grand Lapa hotel in NAPE

Corporate bits | MGM invites Rutter, Webb to meet with inclusive community

For the fifth consecutive year, MGM has invited athletes with intellectual disabilities or additional needs to meet with the Grand Prix Motorcycle Team sponsored by MGM. This community

MGS Summit 2018 | Experts call on gov’t support in e-gaming promotion

Slot machines in the region only occupy some 10 percent of the city’s gambling floors, implying that slot gaming remains a small market for Macau. In a forum held

Briefs | Call for proposals for ‘hush! x Creative Industries’

The “HUSH!! Full Music” event will be held April 28 - May 1, 2019 at Hac Sa Beach, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has announced. The IC launched an

Strip-club business meetings persist in the #MeToo era

Celebrating a job well done with a group trip to the gentlemen’s club feels about as modern as, well, the term “gentlemen’s club.” But it’s still common enough

Retail | Hugo Boss plans Zara therapy to stop missing fashion trends

Hugo Boss AG is taking a cue from Zara owner Inditex SA to further its transition from conservative suitmaking toward a faster-fashion model. The German clothier said it

Taiwan seeks jump from worst to first in anti-money laundering

Officials in Taiwan hoping that international monitors will this week upgrade its rating for anti-money laundering may have to thank one of its worst corporate scandals of the

Study | Chinese to account for half of luxury sales by 2025

Chinese consumers will remain the driving force for luxury goods market, according to a new study by Bain consultancy released yesterday that shows they will fuel nearly half

Beijing says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

China said yesterday that 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's

China influence on display as leaders converge on island nation

Chinese President Xi Jinping didn’t arrive in Papua New Guinea until late yesterday, but his presence has been felt there for some time. China has been pouring money into

ASEAN Summit | US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving "awkward" for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore's

Sri Lanka | Lawmakers fight in Parliament over PM dispute

Rival lawmakers exchanged blows in Sri Lanka's Parliament yesterday as disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote.

UK | Theresa May battles to save her Brexit deal and her job

British Prime Minister Theresa May was battling yesterday to save both her Brexit deal and her job, as ministers quit her government and a growing list of lawmakers demanded

US | Trump administration defends its case against CNN’s Acosta

President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House press credentials. U.S.

This Day in History | 1976 – Bank robbers jailed for 100 years

Seven men who took part in an £8m bank robbery have received jail terms totalling nearly 100 years. The raid at the Bank of America in Mayfair, London, last year

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