UM forecasts 2.7pct growth this year on ‘economic uncertainty’

The University of Macau’s (UM) Department of Economics and Centre for Macau Studies yesterday released its Macroeconomic Forecast for Macau report for 2019. The report indicated 

Lawmaker seeks safety measures for tobacco control officers

Lawmaker Lam Lon Wai has asked the government to ensure the safety of tobacco control officers, following the incident last week in which a police officer

Award recipients recall incidents of typhoons Hato and Mangkhut

Recipients of the SAR’s Medal for Distinguished Service – Medal for Bravery, expressed their gratitude towards the government for honoring their public work, recalling the occurrences

Gaming | Morgan Stanley predicts 2pct contraction this year

Morgan Stanley has joined other analysts in forecasting a Macau gaming slowdown this year, suggesting that gross revenue might shrink by as much as 2 percent. The

Music | Macao Orchestra pledges to foster local young music talents

The Macao Orchestra (OM) will join with a number of local musicians and music students to present the concert “The Future of Classical Music” on Saturday at

Sulu Sou asks for suspension of interception legislation

Lawmaker Sulu Sou has asked the government to temporarily suspend the telecommunication interception legislation in a written inquiry to the government. Sou said

Briefs | Lei calls for better supervision of property sale fraud

Lawmaker Lei Cheng I urged the government to improve the city’s notary regime in regard to property sales matters.  In her written inquiry to the government, Lei pointed

Crime | Money exchanger robbed of HKD1.25 million

A money exchanger reported to the police that he had been robbed of HKD1.25 million following a money exchange scam, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday. The

Fringe Festival opens on Friday

The 18th Macau City Fringe Festival will commence on Friday at 7:30 pm at the Old Court Building. The event will be held from January 11 to

Taiwan arrests six accused of leaking BASF tech to China

Taiwan arrested six current and former BASF SE engineers accused of accepting bribes and sharing the German company’s technology with Jiangyin Jianghua Microelectronics Materials Co.,

Philippines | Court orders Okada arrest for alleged embezzlement

Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada faces arrest in the Philippines after a trial court issued a warrant on charges that he allegedly embezzled USD3.16 million in funds

Corporate bits | Celebrity chef to bring Portuguese cuisine to Sands Cotai central

Celebrity Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa will bring cuisine from his Michelin two- star Alma restaurant in Lisbon to his newly-opened Chiado Portuguese restaurant at Sands Cotai Central for a series of

Huawei unveils chip for global big data market

Huawei Technologies Ltd. unveiled a processor chip yesterday for data centers and cloud computing in a bid by the biggest global maker of telecom equipment to expand

Electric cars | Tesla breaks ground on factory in Shanghai

Tesla Inc. broke ground for a factory in Shanghai, its first outside the United States. CEO Elon Musk said yesterday on Twitter that the company will

Trade War | Beijing protests over US warship sighting as talks start

Chinese and American officials began talks yesterday aimed at ending a bruising tariffs battle between the world’s two biggest economies, as Beijing complained over the sighting of

Top Xi aide unexpectedly shows up at trade talks

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He unexpectedly attended the first day of talks aimed at resolving the trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies, according to

Thailand | Police say they won’t deport Saudi woman seeking asylum

The head of Thailand’s immigration police said yesterday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for

East Timor | Nobel laureate Ramos-Horta urges Indonesia-Papua dialogue

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos- Horta has urged Indonesia’s government to hold talks with the Papuan independence movement to help end a decades-long insurgency in the

Malaysia | Royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication

Malaysia’s royal families will meet on Jan. 24 to pick a new king after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne, an official

Golden Globes | Snubs, surprises and a Satanic shout-out? Key moments

It was a moment when everyone — absolutely everyone — expected to see an ebullient Lady Gaga climbing to the stage in her dramatic periwinkle gown. Instead,

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