Briefs | More cars given permits to enter Hengqin

The quota for Macau’s single plated cars to enter Hengqin has increased to 2,500 vehicles, the Macau government announced yesterday. Applications for permits will officially open on December 20.

Analysis | Rise of the machines: Robots join automation in smart city push

Smart city, artificial intelligence and big data have been buzzwords in Macau for the past few years, but now robots are joining the fold. This

Gaming | Workers want salary increase of 5-8 percent

The New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association is asking for a 5 to 8 percent salary increase for 2019, according to a letter of request delivered

Mortgage loans plunge 65 percent

In October, new residential mortgage loans (RMLs) approved by local banks dropped by 65.2 percent from the previous month to MOP3.4 billion, according to data released by

Border Gate bus terminal reopens tomorrow

The new border gate bus terminal has been upgraded to prevent flooding up to 1.5 meters, a government representative told the media yesterday. The government provided a

International Parade starts Sunday

The 2018 Macao International Parade will be held this Sunday featuring art groups from different countries and regions who will be performing in the city’s streets. Until Saturday, a

IFFAM | Documentary examining depression, family wins LVP

A locally-produced documentary titled “The Melancholy of Gods” won the Local View Power (LVP) at the 3rd International Film Festival Macao. The festival’s LVP hopes to nurture local

New Grand Prix Museum – How much and when?

The refurbishing of the Grand Prix Museum remains a big question mark for both the general public and local lawmakers, who have been calling on

Lawmaker questions nighttime waste (mis)management

Lawmaker Lam Lon Wai has said that a trash build-up after dark is contributing to poor waste management in the region. According to Lam, there

Real Estate Matters | Avoiding buyer’s remorse

Sam Lee is a marketing manager and property consultant at JML Property.  JML was established in 1994 and offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing

Uber’s ride-hailing rival Grab gets USD150m from Yamaha

Grab is attracting more global backers as the Asian ride-hailing service fights Uber Technologies Inc., with a motorcycle maker becoming the latest investor. Yamaha Motor Co.

Asian investors are abandoning the pound

Asian investors have a message for the U.K. government: get your act together or asset managers will stop trading the pound completely. Comedy and roller coaster

China’s rich rush to shelter USD1 trillion from new taxes

Wealthy Chinese are rushing to shelter assets and income in overseas trusts before new tax rules go into effect next month, including provisions that target offshore

Corporate Bits | CEM holds occupational safety training

CEM organized the “Safety Training for Contractors”, attracting over 80 employees from among CEM’s contractors to attend. Professionals from the Labor Affairs Bureau and CEM shared

Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

China confirmed yesterday it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way dispute over a Chinese technology executive facing possible extradition from Canada

Beijing suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says

Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China’s main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the theft of personal information from as

Indonesia | Migrant girls vanish into Asian trafficking networks

The stranger showed up at the girl’s door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future.

US seeks to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa

Trump administration wants to see an increase in U.S. investment and trade in Africa as part of a new strategy aimed at countering China’s growing influence on

Brexit | May seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders today after winning a no-confidence vote among her own Conservative lawmakers. May

Offbeat | Five charged with running massive movie piracy ring in LA LA land

A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted five men who allegedly ran an international piracy ring that offered hundreds of stolen movies and TV shows online, including

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