Councilors of the Portuguese Communities plead tarnished reputation

The case that pits Councilors of the Portuguese Communities José Pereira Coutinho, Rita Santos and Armando de Jesus against the director of San Wa Ou newspaper,

Illegal drivers | AGERTM meets labor officials, proposes higher penalties

As promised during last week’s visit to the Public Security Police Force’s (PSP) Traffic Department, the Macao Federation of Transportation (AGERTM) met with representatives of the

Sulu Sou debate proposal on over-tourism goes to Assembly

The Legislative Assembly (AL) admitted a proposal by the lawmaker Sulu Sou that aims to bring to the plenary a debate addressed recently by several lawmakers

Taobao shops will set up firm, process business visa, no questions asked

Mainland visitors are acquiring business visas from Taobao shops that grant them frequent access to Macau and Hong Kong, the Times has learned. Visitors can be

Gaming | First 10 days of March show signs of renewed growth

Gaming analysts estimate that Macau’s gross gaming revenue over the first 10 days of March averaged about MOP860 million indicating that, should the daily run

New residential mortgages soar 20pct

New residential mortgage loans (RMLs) approved by local banks increased by 20.2 percent month-to-month to MOP4.4 billion, according to data provided by the Monetary Authority of

Gastronomy | Italian wine, vinegar producers commend Macau’s mature market

The level of gastronomic sophistication in Macau and Hong Kong is among the highest across Asia, according to several Italian wine and vinegar producers who visited

The Parisian targets 600 participants for charity run

The Parisian Macao is set to stage its second Light The Night Run charity vertical race at its Eiffel Tower replica on April 13 at 7

Briefs | Ella Lei proposes AL debate on illegal work

Lawmaker Ella Lei has proposed a motion for a Legislative Assembly (AL) debate on the issue of illegal work. Her motion follows an incident last week when an

Alexis Tam cautious on the use of health coupons in Zhuhai

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam has expressed concern over the use of Macau’s healthcare coupons in Zhuhai, saying that the measure must be carefully

Hong Kong | Property may have bottomed as builder lifts prices

Hong Kong property prices are bouncing back. Henderson Land Development Co. raised the average price for a new batch of apartments at The Vantage in

Forum | Portuguese environmental experience arrives at MIECF

The 2019 edition of the Macau International Environmental Cooperation Forum (MIECF) will benefit from Portuguese experience in environmental and green taxation, gathered during an exchange visit from

EU to fund Mozambique development

Four financing agreements for Mozambique to promote trade, biodiversity, agro- business and transport were signed in Maputo last week, according to the European Union delegation in Mozambique.

Singapore Exchange faces threat from HKEX China share move

MOVES by Hong Kong’s stock exchange to start trading derivatives contracts based on Chinese- listed shares pose a new competitive threat to rival Singapore Exchange Ltd.

Corporate Bits | MGM awarded in GBA enterprise awards

MGM is the only Macau enterprise to receive an award in the first Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Top 100 Enterprise Heritage Awards and Outstanding Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony.

Money lending | Gov’t is said to scrutinize USD43b pawn-shop loan boom

China’s pawn shops may be growing too big for their own good. Unlike their small-dollar lending, used-guitar selling peers in middle America, pawn shops in Asia’s largest economy have

Automobile | Ford China partner sees venture’s sales rebounding on new models

Ford Motor Co.’s partner in China, Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., expects sales to rebound this year as the automakers introduce more models to help reverse losses in

At least 12 missing after 2 boat collisions

At least 12 people were missing after two collisions between ships and fishing boats off the southeast coast of China yesterday. In Zhejiang province, local authorities

Authorities vow to continue crackdown fueling Muslim detention camps

Officials from China’s predominately Muslim region of Xinjiang defended mass detention camps as necessary to fight terrorism and vowed to maintain the crackdown for a “long

China threat to telecoms cited in EU Parliament draft resolution

The European Parliament plans to add its voice to growing concerns in the Western world about alleged security threats posed by Chinese telecommunications companies such as Huawei Technologies

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