Hong Kong has a USD64 billion plan to build islands for new homes

Hong Kong, the world’s least affordable property market, has a plan to tackle its housing crisis: build four artificial islands equal to about a fifth the size

Macau | The state of land reclamation

Macau has been a world leader in land reclamation since at least the early 20th century, presiding over a threefold increase in its total land area since

Sulu Sou proposes amendments to social, economic housing bill

Lawmaker Sulu Sou is calling on Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On to allow the Legislative Assembly (AL) to debate on the housing bill amendments, stressing

Gaming | Macau Legend completes land purchase near Angkor Wat

Macau-based casino operator Macau Legend Development Ltd will purchase 1,200 hectares of land in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province from Howing Enterprises Co. Ltd, for the development of

Jockey Club presents MOP4.5b investment plan to the AL

The Macau Jockey Club has made an investment plan, supported by a maximum MOP4.5 billion in funding, for its development in the next 20 years

Crime | Two arrested for pick-pocketing in casino restaurants

Two mainland residents have been arrested for pick-pocketing inside restaurants located in casinos, the Judiciary Police reported yesterday. The two male suspects are named Mo (aged 52)

Briefs | Residents can provide proof of life at Praia do Manduco Centre

Beneficiaries currently receiving old-age or disability pension from the Social Security Fund (FSS) are required to provide proof of life in January each year. The FSS yesterday set up

Macau airport reaches 8.2m passengers, breaking record

The Macau International Airport (MIA) achieved a new record for passenger traffic in 2018, registering 8.26 million arriving and departing passengers, which is 15 percent more

China P2P lending crackdown may see 70pct of firms close

The number of Chinese peer-to-peer lenders may drop by 70 percent this year, a research firm that tracks the industry says, as the nation intensifies a

Apple drops iPhone bombshell on already reeling stock market

Apple acknowledged that demand for iPhones is waning, confirming investor fears that the company’s most profitable product has lost some of its luster. The

Corporate bits | Sands China halts use of plastic straws

Sands China Ltd. has discontinued its use of plastic straws at all its properties, in an effort to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics.  The company’s

Analysis | Why slowing economies could prod US and China to reach deal

The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic

Chinese spacecraft lands on ‘dark’ side of moon in world first

China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first yesterday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. Three nations — the United States, the

Dire Strait | Even Taiwan’s Beijing-friendly opposition cool to Xi’s plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s proposal for a Hong Kong-style union with Taiwan has instead spurred a rare show of unity between the island’s fiercely combative political parties.

Koreas | South lawmaker: Spy agency says North diplomat in hiding

North Korea’s acting ambassador to Italy, Jo Song Gil, went into hiding with his wife in November, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers in Seoul yesterday. A

India | Hindu hard-liners paralyze state over women at shrine

Hindu hard-liners shut shops and businesses and clashed with police in a southern state yesterday to protest the entry of two women in one of India’s largest

Red alert | Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Thai authorities suspended ferry services and began evacuations yesterday ahead of a powerful tropical storm that is expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation’s famed southern

USA | Trump gives new Pentagon chief a taste of his world view

On his first working day in charge of the Pentagon, Pat Shanahan got a taste of President Donald Trump’s scattershot way of looking at the world.

Saudi Arabia | Prosecutors say five face death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia announced yesterday it will seek the death penalty against five suspects in the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a killing that has seen

Offbeat | Uffizi urges Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis

The director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is urging Germany to return a Dutch masterpiece stolen by Nazi troops during World War II, dramatizing its absence by

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