Corruption | Fraud, forgery and abuse of power more common among public officials

Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) investigators detected an increase in cases of fraud, document forgery and the abuse of power committed by public servants in 2018, especially

CTM profits hold stable as revenue, investments grow

Macau telecommunications company CTM yesterday presented an overview of its business performance of 2018, indicating that its profits last year of MOP941 million held at the same

Economy | Employment situation holds stable

The general unemployment rate for the three-month period between December 2018 and February 2019 held stable compared to the previous period (November 2018 to January 2019) at

Legislative Assembly | Lawmakers accuse gov’t of lagging on counter-corruption measures

Lawmaker Pereira Coutinho has asked the government about a timetable for the implementation of measures to hold principal government officials more accountable as well as for

António Trindade | Untreated sewage rules out marine economy, leading down potentially disastrous road

The environmental situation in Macau is “appalling” according to António Trindade, CEO of local energy and environment firm CESL Asia, and those in the government and other

Health | Measles outbreak intensifies with 23 cases now reported

Another three cases of measles were reported this week, bringing the total number of cases in Macau to 23 since the beginning of the year – an

Shenzhen | Drunk driver said he had perfume, not alcohol

A mainland man recently caught drunk-driving in Shenzhen told a traffic police officer that he had drunk a bottle of perfume instead of admitting to having consumed alcohol.

Cathay buys HK Express to move into budget air travel

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. agreed to pay HKD2.25 billion (USD287 million) in cash for Hong Kong’s only budget airline to enter the no-frills market, after more

A must-have for Hong Kong’s rich: USD75 million bespoke homes

The world’s ultra-rich are used to bespoke touches in life, from custom-made suits to tailored financial advice. But what happens when you apply that approach to property,

Hong Kong | Gov’t cracks down on developers who defy vacancy tax

Hong Kong’s government unveiled details of a planned tax on unsold new apartments, including the potential for jail time for developers who defy the rules. Developers

Corporate Bits | Sands cares ambassadors complete training workshop to enhance skills

Around 40 Sands Cares Ambassadors recently completed a training workshop to help them better serve the community. The workshop aimed to enhance the service quality of their volunteer

Aviation | China suspends airworthiness certificate for Boeing 737 Max

China suspended a certificate of airworthiness for Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jet, saying it needs to review a proposed modification before determining whether the plane is

Corruption | Beijing expels ex-Interpol president from public office, party

China said yesterday that it has expelled former Interpol President Meng Hongwei from public office and the ruling Communist Party as he awaits trial on corruption charges.

Gov’t ratchets up pressure on Canada amid Huawei dispute

China said yesterday that its suspension this week of the license of a second major Canadian canola exporter is justified by safety concerns, as the sides continue to

E-commerce | Japan internet giants join forces as payments race heats up

Line Corp. and Mercari Inc. are joining forces on mobile payments as Japan’s internet companies race to dominate cashless transactions in the world’s No. 3 economy.

Trade talks to resume as Trump vows ʻexcellent’ deal

U.S. and Chinese officials resume high-level trade talks this week as they close in on a deal that could just be the first step in the

Singapore will invest SGD724m in technology transformation

Singapore will allocate SGD724 million under a current plan to transform its economy into one that relies more on fields such as research and on companies

Singapore | 500 evacuated in hotel fire; no injuries

Officials say about 500 people were evacuated during a fire at a luxury hotel in Singapore, but there were no reports of injuries. Smoke billowed out of

USA | Democrats pivot to health care as Trump attacks ‘Obamacare’

President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of

This Day in History | 1965 Thousands join Dr King in Alabama rally

Dr Martin Luther King has taken a crowd of nearly 25,000 people to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama to highlight black grievances.

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