Briefs | Over 70 arrested for usury

More than 70 people were arrested for their involvement in a usury group, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday. Sixteen of the total are Macau residents, five of

Gaming | Casino taxes helping to fill gov’t coffers

2018 brought good things to Macau’s government coffers. According to data published by the Financial Services Bureau, the government collected MOP106.8 billion (USD13.21 billion) in direct

Power cut downtown under investigation

Public electricity company Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) told the Times yesterday that it is still investigating an electrical failure on Saturday that led to a

Sonia Chan in Beijing to talk convict transfers

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan is traveling to Beijing to discuss a transfer agreement for convicted criminals with her mainland counterparts. Her visit follows a suggestion from

Crime | No end in sight for social media scams

Relationship scams taking place over social media are on the rise, with the police authorities revealing new cases every week. Yesterday’s joint press conference with the

PSP detains man with fake entry slip

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) spokesperson reported yesterday that they caught a man from the mainland in the possession of a valid travel license for

Drunk driver hits lamp post

A local man driving under the influence of alcohol crashed his vehicle into a lamp post on Sunday around 7:20 p.m. at Estrada da Ponta da Cabrita in Taipa.

Irene Lau confirmed for Forum Macau

According to an executive order published in the government’s Official Gazette yesterday, Irene Lau and António Lei will be the nominated representatives of the Macao Trade

Copycat logo | University pledged to look into similarities in 2009

The Turkish university that has been using a logo almost identical to the Macau SAR’s emblem allegedly pledged to investigate the matter a decade ago.

Turkey on MDT map

The Macau emblem copycat story first reported by Macau Daily Times a week ago triggered enormous interest in Turkey and a rampant hike of visitors from that country

Zhaoqing given new lease of life by Greater Bay Area

For the lesser-known city of Zhaoqing, inclusion in the Greater Bay Area Initiative promises the opportunity to catch up with other cities in Guangdong that developed faster

Greater Bay Area | Guangdong’s export-led growth stalling at a bad time

After the Greater Bay Area plan framework was released earlier this month, government officials from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau were almost unanimous in

Guangzhou airport overvalued even after cluster city plan expected to drive traffic

Optimism over a travel boom in southern China has fueled a surge in shares of China’s third-biggest airport. But some analysts say the rally in Shanghai-listed

Goldman Sachs sees oil taking fleeting trip higher

Oil prices could potentially rise as much as 13 percent from current levels, though the rally may prove fleeting, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Corporate Bits | Galaxy to host grace Kelly exhibition

Galaxy Entertainment Group is producing, for the first time, a cultural exhibition detailing the life story of Grace Kelly, from being an actress to becoming the Princess of

US, UK pledge continuity for derivatives after Brexit

The U.K. and U.S. sought to allay fears of disruption in the multitrillion-dollar derivatives market, vowing to put in place emergency policies to ensure trading continues uninterrupted

Oscars Special | In an upset, ‘Green Book’ wins best picture

The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards yesterday, handing Hollywood’s top award to a film seen as a feel-good

China deleveraging is dead as USD34 trillion debt boom returns

For almost two years, the question has lingered over China’s market-roiling crackdown on financial leverage: How much pain can the country’s policy makers stomach? Evidence is

Mining deaths | Broken-down bus that crashed in mine was bought online

The operators of China’s largest silver mine transported workers underground on a broken-down bus that was bought online, routinely overloaded and operating on ramp not intended for transporting

Kim-Trump | Vietnam vows ‘maximum level’ security for summit

With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam’s capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump about to board a

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