Court cancels Polytex asset seizure

The Court of First Instance has cancelled an order to seize the assets of property developer Polytex, the company responsible for the controversial Pearl Horizon project.

Rise in visitor arrivals attributed to HKZMB

Visitor arrivals in November 2018 increased by 15.3 percent year-on-year to exceed 3.26 million, according to the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service, attributed

Civil protection law | Proposal upholds crime of social alarm

Following a public consultation process which concluded on Aug. 11, the government has issued a report over the proposed civil protection law. Despite controversy, the report states that

Crime | Man arrested for scamming ticket buyers

A man was arrested for allegedly scamming online concert ticket buyers out of MOP40,000 between October and November. Some of the victims filed a complaint with

Tourism | Light Festival extended to January 20

The Macau Light Festival 2018, themed “Time Travel in Macau,” will be extended to Jan. 20 at select locations. Apart from St. Dominic’s Church, the Camões Garden, the

Briefs | José Tavares to head new municipal bureau

José Tavares has been appointed as the first head of the city’s new Municipal Affairs Bureau, according to a dispatch published in the Official Gazette. Tavares’ two-year term

Oceanis Park developer prepares to appeal

Former lawmaker Fong Chi Keong, who is also a member of the board of Chong Va-Entretenimento, Limitada, said that the company’s lawyer is handling the lawsuit

Environment | Heavier fines for wastewater treatment plant emissions

The Executive Council announced stricter scrutiny measures for wastewater treatment plants, suggesting companies file summary reports with the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) every six months regarding

Handover | Chui says Macau trusted, valued by President Xi

The Macau government hosted a reception on Thursday, December 20, to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region. The reception

Survey | Business climate stable for restaurants, retail sector in October

Restaurants and the local retail sector reported a stable business climate in October and a conservative prospect in the near future, according to a survey by the

JD.com’s Liu won’t be charged after rape investigation

JD.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Richard Liu won’t be charged in connection with a rape investigation in Minneapolis, ending a probe of more than three

Corporate bits | MGM to celebrate new year’s eve in nine time zones

MGM is offering its very first round-the-clock “Celebrating Life - Celebrating with the World” New Year’s Eve program, which offers a live-stream of countdown celebrations at the

Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe’s telecom market

The U.S. dispute with China over a ban on tech giant Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company’s biggest foreign market, where some countries are

China calls US arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment

China called the U.S. arrogant and selfish on Friday after two Chinese citizens were charged with stealing American trade secrets and other sensitive information on behalf

Leaders promise tax cuts, help for entrepreneurs

Chinese leaders on Friday promised more help to entrepreneurs in 2019 to shore up weakening economic growth as Beijing tries to resolve a tariff war with

Japan | Emperor marks last birthday on throne, prays for peace

Japan’s Emperor Akihito, marking his 85th birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an

Asia’s richest take hit with USD137b in losses in 2018

The world’s fastest growing source of mega-wealth hit a speed bump this year. The 128 people in Asia with enough money to crack the 500-member Bloomberg Billionaires

Indonesia | Tsunami set off by volcano sweeps coast; over 220 dead

A tsunami believed to be triggered by a volcanic eruption killed more than 220 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend, sweeping away hotels, hundreds of

Partial gov’t shutdown compounds risks for US economy

Now in its 10th year, America’s economic expansion still looks sturdy. Yet the partial shutdown of the government that began Saturday has added another threat to a

Russia | Nine bodies found in burning potash mine

Rescue teams yesterday found the bodies of nine construction workers who had been trapped inside a burning potash mine in Russia’s Ural Mountains. A fire erupted

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