Briefs | DSF claims big disputes regarding vacancy tax

The Financial Services Bureau (DSF) has stated that the situation with vacant residential properties in Macau is not serious, and that if the vacancy tax is levied, it

Special Report | CEM says electric vehicle chargers are properly installed, public disagrees

In response to concerns expressed in the community, more specifically, by electric vehicle (EV) owners and users, the Times questioned the entities responsible for the installation

Consumer price growth slows in Feb

The Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) in February 2019 increased by nearly 2.8 percent year-on-year to reach 115.31, according to the latest information from the Statistics and

Smart city | Researcher calls for tourism to tap into software

A researcher on tourism  has called for the enhancement of the SAR’s software to help the city achieve its goal of sustainable tourism development. Jason Ni, executive

Agnes Lam says local SMEs missing out on eco-business opportunity

It is recommended that local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) be more eco-friendly business if they want to operate in the Greater Bay Area, Agnes Lam told

Cultural Industry Fund denies accusations of cronyism

The Cultural Industry Fund (FCI) has denied an accusation that it practiced cronyism when granting 5.9 million patacas to a film production company. The FCI launched two

Measles | Health Bureau urges employers to vaccinate non-residents

The director of the Health Bureau’s (SSM) Disease Prevention and Control Centre, Lam Chong, has urged employers of non-resident workers (TNR), especially those from the Philippines and Vietnam,

Hong Kong | Chief Executive warns of collateral damage risk from trade war

Hong Kong’s chief executive cautioned that the Asian financial hub continued to face the risk of collateral damage from the China-U.S. trade war, saying the tensions

The scariest hour in FX keeping HK peg defenders busy

The early part of the Asian trading day - when currency flash crashes tend to happen - seems to be when intervention happens too. All five

China Southern Power Grid to build new GBA network

China Southern Power Grid claims that, by 2030, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) will have completed building a ‘smart power grid,’ according to Chinese reports.

Chinese group HNA sells stake in TAP – Air Portugal

The HNA group has divested the 9 percent stake that it indirectly held in the share capital of TAP – Air Portugal by selling its subsidiary Hainan

Tencent profit misses estimates as games slip, costs swell

Tencent Holdings Ltd. posted a quarterly profit that missed analysts’ estimates after it spent heavily on cloud and mobile payments businesses to offset a gaming slowdown.

Report: Myanmar, China failing to stop ‘bride’

Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery,

Taiwan leader to tour Pacific allies, with Hawaii stopover

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen left yesterday on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific that will end with a stopover in Hawaii. Taiwan has

Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

Two former Philippine officials have taken the bold step of filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity

Elections | Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changes

The leader of Thailand’s oldest political party said if he becomes prime minister after Sunday’s elections, he will make forceful but careful efforts to undo undemocratic

Australia | 2,000 people moved from powerful cyclone’s path

About 2,000 Australians were being moved inland yesterday from part of the northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit this weekend. Evacuees were

Buy-bust | Vietnam arrests 8 Chinese suspected of drug trafficking

Vietnamese police have arrested eight Chinese suspected of drug trafficking after seizing 300 kilograms of methamphetamine worth up to USD26 million. The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper

Aviation| Official: third pilot helped on next-to-last Lion Air flight

The chairman of Indonesia’s transportation safety agency confirmed yesterday that a third pilot was in the cockpit of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 on a

New Zealand | ‘Military-style’ guns banned after mosque attacks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last

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