Briefs | AL to finalize casino ban bill today

The Legislative Assembly (AL) of Macau is today expected to finalize the government-backed bill that seeks to bar employees of the gaming industry from entering casino floors while off

Columnist and newspaper cleared of slander, but fined

Columnist Lei Kong, news outlet Son Pou and Director of the Son Pou Chao Chong Peng have been found not guilty of slander towards Polytec Asset Holdings

IFFAM Goodridge gunning for film festival hat trick

  Two-time film festival director Mike Goodridge says he hopes to return next year as the lead visionary behind the city’s growing International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM).

Democratic reform | CE has no intention of fulfilling election pledge, says Sulu Sou

With only one year remaining in Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On’s term, lawmaker Sulu Sou has called for a political reform plan after Macau’s top

Sands Cares Ambassadors continue to make meaningful impact in local community

The Sands Cares Ambassador programme is holding its year-long series of celebratory activities leading up to its 10th anniversary in August 2019, with the theme Spreading

Arts | Application for album production subsidy now open

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is calling for applications for this year’s Subsidy Programme for the Production of Original Song Albums, through which it will grant

Housing | Youth unimpressed with gov’t plan for 2019

The latest survey of the youth policy team of the General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau (UGAMM) has shown that Macau’s youth are dissatisfied with

Chui Sai On denies involvement in failed Jiangmen project

The Office of the Chief Executive has denied any involvement in an investment project in Jiangmen that allegedly used his name to give credibility to the

Europe’s borrowers brace for death of easy money as 2019 looms

Bankers and borrowers are bracing themselves for a difficult year selling eurobonds now that the days of easy money are coming to an end. January’s

China sees bankruptcies surge amid slowing economy

China’s effort to cut the burden of insolvent companies weighing on its slowing economy has kicked into higher gear, with a slew of bankruptcy filings that’s

Corporate bits | Sands China participates in human capital forum

Sands China Ltd. participated in the 2018 Macao China International Human Capital Forum at Sands Cotai Central, sending two of its top executives to represent the company.

Locked away, forgotten: Uighur wives of Pakistani businessmen in China

The last time Chaudhry Javed Atta saw his wife was over a year ago — the Pakistani trader in dried and fresh produce was leaving their home

Belt & Road | Cambodia’s biggest hydropower dam now producing electricity

Cambodia’s largest hydropower project officially began producing electricity yesterday as the country tries to increase its energy capacity to reduce energy imports and help jump-start industrial expansion. Prime

Report | Beijing is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries

Canada gets access to detainee in China six days after arrest

Canada’s ambassador to China was given access last weekend to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested, the country’s Global Affairs department

India | Regular troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir protest march

Soldiers and police fanned out across Indian-controlled Kashmir yesterday to enforce a security lockdown for a second straight day to stop anti-India protests and foil a

Malaysia | KL files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs over 1MDB

Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives yesterday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. Attorney

Thailand | Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

The Philippines’ Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding yesterday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home

USA | White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide USD5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

Somalia | US conducts six airstrikes against extremists, 62 dead

The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels.

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