Imports rise 17 percent in third quarter

Total merchandise imports rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in September 2018 to reach MOP7.6 billion, according to the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service, while merchandise

NHL partners with MGM to share data for sports betting

The NHL announced a multiyear agreement this week to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league

Corporate bits | MGM international lion dance championship to be held this month

MGM and Wushu General Association of Macau are co- hosting their signature event “MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2018” on November 10 and 11,

Angola expected to grow at an average rate of 3pct

Angola’s economy is expected to record annual average growth of 3 percent in real terms, according to forecasts included in the National Development Plan (PDN) for

Mozambique, Portugal end monopoly on air links

Mozambique and Portugal have put an end to the monopoly of Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) and TAP – Air Portugal on direct flights between the two countries, said

American embassy uses WeChat to air criticism of China on home turf

Weeks after President Donald Trump accused China of interfering in its domestic politics, U.S. diplomats are airing criticisms about sensitive issues on the Communist Party’s home turf.

Chinese intelligence officers charged in US aviation hacking

Chinese intelligence officers and hackers working for them have been charged with commercial espionage that included trying to steal information on commercial jet engines, federal prosecutors said

Hong Kong | Journalist, martial arts novelist Louis Cha dies

Louis Cha, a Hong Kong journalist and best-selling Chinese martial arts novelist, has died at age 94 after a long illness. The Hong Kong newspaper

US reassures Taiwan on security as Beijing increases threats

Any attempt to determine Taiwan’s future by “other than peaceful means” is a threat to regional security and a matter of “grave concern” to the United

Economy | Manufacturing weakens to two-year low amid trade battles

China’s manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low in October as domestic demand weakened, an official measure showed yesterday, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore

Hawaii | Supreme Court upholds permit for giant telescope

After years of delay, including lengthy court battles and passionate protests from those willing to be arrested for blocking construction crews, builders of a giant telescope plan

Philippines | Four rescued, at least 18 missing in landslide

Rescuers have pulled out four survivors and three bodies but several more were missing after a massive landslide set off by a typhoon crashed down on two

Pacific rim trade pact goes ahead after Australia ratifies

The Pacific rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump will take effect at the year’s end after Australia became the sixth nation to ratify

USA | High hopes & hype for experimental depression drug ketamine

It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug

Heritage | 1 of 3 Great Pyramids of Giza to reopen after restoration

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says the second of Egypt’s three famed pyramids of Giza will open to tourists this week after the completion of restoration work that lasted

Syria | Group documents Russian attacks on civilians

A Syrian-led human rights group said yesterday it has documented more than 1,400 incidents in which Russian forces indiscriminately targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure in the three years

This Day in History | 1990 Howe resigns over Europe policy

He informed the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of his decision at around 1800 on Thursday. Sir Geoffrey said the reasons for his resignation were the

Offbeat | People find severed head in Oakland yard, take it to police

Police investigators were trying to determine whether a decaying human head found this week in an Oakland backyard belongs to a recently discovered headless corpse. People visiting

Analysis | Legalized sports betting is one bet paying off

The action is coming fast and heavy. A bettor in New Jersey used his mobile app to win USD325,000 on a $500,000 wager on

Tennis | Djokovic beats Sousa in straight sets at Paris Masters

Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Joao Sousa in the second round yesterday , and

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