Two in five pass civil servants’ assessment

Approximately 40 percent of this year’s civil servants’ bachelor-level examination attendees passed the exams. The government announced the assessment results yesterday. This is the first bachelor’s level capacity

Vietnamese suspect in Kim killing looking for release

Just four days ago, the future for Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah looked bleak — she was two years into her detention in Malaysia and faced a possible

Taobao business visas | Shangwu endorsements extended to three years

In January this year, the Guangdong government announced the extension of the Shangwu endorsement terms from one-year multiple entry to three-years multiple-entry. The news comes as

Education | MUST invites over 200 companies for career day

The Macau University of Science and Technology kicked off its annual career day yesterday, inviting some 220 companies and institutions, 62 of which are from Greater Bay

What makes Macau | Public consultation on intangible cultural heritage opens

The public consultation for the recommended items to be included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage opened yesterday and will last for 30 days until

Basketball | Black Bears: Guangdong squad relocates to Macau, shows what it means to be a local team

The team was renamed the Macau Black Bears - prior to the Asian black bear Bobo’s death last year, but as a homage to the long-time Flora Garden

Hong Kong | HKD5.3m in annual wages for two GBA commissioners

Following the promulgation of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA), the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau of Hong Kong has proposed

HK peg defense activated as weakness persists

Hong Kong’s de facto central bank intervened to defend the local currency’s peg against the dollar for the second time in days. The Hong Kong

Macau youth visit Brazil to promote entrepreneurship

A delegation of representatives of youth associations, five higher education institutions and various youth entrepreneurs from Macau visited two cities in Brazil, according to the government’s Economic Bureau.

Gaming | Caesars gives Carl Icahn three seats on company board

Caesars Entertainment Corp. gave Carl Icahn three seats on its board, putting the billionaire in position to influence the choice of a new chief executive officer and

Cathay does a U-Turn on budget carrier with HK Express talks

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is having a change of heart about the budget-airline business. At an earnings briefing in Hong Kong yesterday, a reporter asked Chairman

Corporate Bits | Privé launches ‘Good France’ menu

In celebration of the global “Good France” event, Privé at Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 is introducing the “Good France” set menu from March 19 to 23.

Economy | Data dump to show investment recovery continuing in 2019

China’s first batch of major official indicators this year are forecast to show that an investment recovery that began in mid-2018 is set to continue, but the

Dongzheng Automotive Finance seeks USD428m in Hong Kong IPO

Shanghai Dongzheng Automotive Finance Co., which specializes in loans for luxury cars, is seeking to raise as much as USD428 million in a Hong Kong initial public

WH official: US, China in ‘final weeks’ of trade talks

The top U.S. trade negotiator suggests that the U.S. and China are nearing an agreement that would end their trade conflict, but wouldn’t commit to a specific time frame.

New US ambassador warns of China’s ‘payday loan diplomacy’

The new U.S. ambassador to Australia said yesterday that he’s concerned about the way China lends money to developing Pacific nations in what he describes as “payday loan diplomacy.”

Taiwan is said to court bank to loosen Beijing’s diplomatic squeeze

Taiwan is studying a bid to host a top meeting of Central America’s main regional bank, according to people with knowledge of the matter, in the self-ruled

Analysis | Why North Korean prosperity would be the ruin of Kim Jong Un

Vietnam seemed like the perfect place for Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to meet in late February for their latest summit on denuclearization. At

Indonesia says election targeted by Chinese, Russian hackers

Chinese and Russian hackers are attacking Indonesia’s voter data base in a bid to disrupt the country’s upcoming presidential election, according to a senior election commission

Ethiopia to send plane’s black box abroad as grief grows

The black box from the Boeing jet that crashed and killed all 157 people on board will be sent overseas for analysis but no country

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