Gaming | Today’s revenue posting a stress test for 2019

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau is expected to announce February’s gross gaming revenue today, or by Sunday at the latest. The results will afford analysts

Briefs | One dead, 100 evacuated in fire

A fire at a residential unit on the 23rd floor of Van Sion Son Chun late on Wednesday night resulted in the death of one man. The deceased was

G2E Asia returns this May with bi-level exhibitor space

Asia-wide gaming exhibition G2E Asia is returning to the Venetian Macao from May 21 to 23, introducing for the first time a bi-level exhibitor space stretching to

Galaxy not backing down on Boracay

The president of the Philippines may not want further casino expansion in the country, but that isn’t stopping Galaxy Entertainment Group from moving forward with its

Economy | Growth falls short of estimates

The region’s economy grew by 4.7 percent year-on- year in real terms in 2018, but the pace of growth slowed notably, according to data released by

Employment holds stable

The general unemployment rate for the three months ending January 2019 stood at 1.7 percent, according to the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service

China-US trade War | Macau could resist fallout acting as bridge between superpowers

Macau is thought to be able to weather the ongoing China- U.S. trade dispute because of its strategic business connections to the world’s two largest economies. This

SAR, Beijing reach ‘consensus’ on convict extradition

Macau and Beijing justice authorities have reached a “consensus” regarding the transfer of convicted criminals, the Secretariat for Administration and Justice announced. Secretary for Administration

Culture | IC to open consultation for intangible heritage

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has drawn up the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in accordance with Article 79 of the Cultural Heritage Protection Law and will

More attractive than Beijing for digital talent

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area is one of the most attractive hubs for digital professionals in China, outperforming Beijing and Wuhan in digital talent inflow, according

Greater Bay | Macau considered for one-hour travel circle

Guangdong will compile an intercity railway construction plan for the Greater Bay Area, according to a report by Macao Daily News, which will link the major municipalities

Baidu accused of failing to vet ‘trusted’ travel agency

China’s most popular search engine, Baidu, has been accused by mainlanders of providing users with untrustworthy results again. This time, Baidu is accused of failing

Real Estate Matters | Bruce Lee’s best real estate advice pt. 2

Sam Lee is a marketing manager and property consultant at JML Property.  JML was established in 1994 and offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing

Airbus said to weigh making newest jet in China to win orders

Airbus SE is looking at assembling its newest A330neo wide-body jet in China as part of a bid to win orders for the plane in one

European Union | State capitalism returns with a nasty shock for France’s Macron

State intervention is back. But it’s an awkward fit for Europe. At an event in Berlin on Tuesday evening, German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined how European governments can

Corporate Bits | Sands resorts Macao launches short film on chefs

Sands Resorts Macao has launched an advertising campaign entitled “Sands Golden Chefs” to promote the range and quality of dining available across its restaurants. The short

Manufacturing | Survey shows factory activity sinks to 3-year low

Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low in February amid a tariff battle with Washington and weak global demand, a survey showed yesterday.

Rights lawyer disappears on prison release date

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer disappeared on the day of his scheduled release from prison yesterday and was reportedly taken away by unknown persons. Jiang Tianyong, who

Over the Border | Ministry denies speculation of military presence in Afghanistan

China’s defense ministry defended military cooperation with Tajikistan yesterday following a report of a sizeable Chinese troop presence at a base in the Central Asian state.

Hanoi Summit | No deal: Trump, Kim summit collapses over sanctions impasse

Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed yesterday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a

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