Lawmaker wants to ban import of electronic cigarettes

Lawmaker Ho Ian Sang has suggested that the city ban the import of electronic cigarettes. In addition to calling for the ban, Ho suggested that “the SAR

Briefs | Fitch awards Macau AA rating

The Macau SAR’s credit ratings (long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings) has been awarded “AA” with a “stable” outlook, by Fitch Ratings. According to Fitch, ratings in

Centralized e-platform for all public services to be launched next year

The Executive Council has concluded the discussion on the draft of the administrative regulation for public e-services. The draft proposes the establishment of a centralized website or system

Chang Meng Kam to receive Macau’s highest award

The Macau government has announced this year’s medals and honorary titles, at the suggestion of the Nomination Committee, to individuals and entities that have distinguished themselves in

Gov’t to celebrate handover with series of events

To celebrate the 19th anniversary of the establishment of the SAR, the government is holding a series of events today in which the public is invited to

Gov’t grants STDM license to operate ferry terminal

Gaming group Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau (STDM) was granted the concession contract to operate the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal for five and a half

MAM presents paintings from Palace Museum

The Macao Museum of Art (MAM) is presenting “The Shanghai School of Painting – Collections of the Palace Museum”, featuring a total of 90 paintings by

Gaming | Revenues dip at Massachusetts and Connecticut casinos

While gaming revenues appear to be stabilizing in the Macau SAR, with analysts this week even revising their forecasts upward, the northeast U.S. is not faring

Student reports loss of MOP3.8m in phone scam

An 18-year-old female student from the mainland has reported a loss of MOP3.8 million to a phone scam, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday.

Oil near 15-month low on signs of surplus

Oil traded near its lowest closing level in 15 months in New York as fears over slowing global economic growth compounded concerns that markets face a supply glut

Sydney’s property plunge is becoming central bank’s No. 1 worry

Sydney’s plunging house prices are usurping a prolonged wage slump as the key worry for the central bank, with markets now showing more chance of an

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in Xingiang camp

The U.S. government said yesterday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese internment camp where ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have

Heze | City eases home curbs, signaling possible policy shift

An eastern Chinese city announced rule changes making it easier for people to sell homes, a move local media has called the first easing of such housing curbs

Third Canadian citizen detained, National Post says

Canada’s foreign service confirmed that a third national was being held in China, the National Post newspaper reported, citing a statement from Global Affairs Canada.

Singapore | Regulators ban former Goldman Sachs exec with 1MDB links

Singapore regulators placed a lifetime ban yesterday on a former Goldman Sachs banker who faces criminal charges in the United States and Malaysia for ransacking the 1MDB

UK | London to unveil post-Brexit immigration plan amid business fear

The British government is publishing long-awaited plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of European Union citizens to the U.K. Home

Norway | Boom in electric cars fueled by government incentives

A silent revolution has transformed driving in Norway. Eerily quiet vehicles are ubiquitous on the fjord-side roads and mountain passes of this wealthy European nation of

EU investigating report of massive hacking on diplomatic cables

The European Union is investigating “a potential leak of sensitive information” following a report that hackers breached the bloc’s diplomatic communications network. Using techniques similar to

Offbeat | Good boy! Service dog gets honorary diploma

Whenever Brittany Hawley went to class, her loyal service dog Griffin was there. If she needed her cell phone, Griffin would fetch it. Even when she assisted

This Day in History | 1973 – Spanish prime minister assassinated

The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, has been killed in a car bomb attack in Madrid. The 70-year-old, his bodyguard and a driver died instantly and

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