Aviation | Two new routes to launch at Macau Int’l Airport this quarter

Two new routes, including a direct flight from Muan, South Korea to Macau launching this month, are expected in the second quarter says Eric Fong, director

Back in business | Paulo Taipa lands new job in Portuguese government

Legal veteran Paulo Taipa, who until the end of the last year was a long-standing advisor to Macau’s Legislative Assembly (AL), has been hired to a new

Gaming | Genting and Sands pledge USD6.7 billion for Singapore casinos

Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Genting Singapore Ltd. pledged to invest SGD9 billion (USD6.7 billion) in tourist attractions in Singapore, which extended their exclusive licenses to operate

UN identifies need for anti-torture training

In the latest evaluation of the Macau SAR by the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) of the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel,

Transportation | Delta bridge leads to 4 percent increase in Transmac business

The opening of the Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) resulted in a 4 percent increase in Transmac’s passenger volume, the Transmac president said yesterday during a dinner

Retirement fund | Deficit climbs to MOP1.2 billion

The Provident Fund for Workers in Public Services (FP) has recorded a deficit for the fourth consecutive year. However, lawmaker Mak Soi Kun, who is also

COURTS | TSI backs Fong Soi Kun in dismissal case

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has ruled in favor of the former director of the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG), Fong Soi Kun, who appealed

Cleaners, security guards | Overtime compensation only obstacle for minimum wage bill

According to the Legislative Assembly’s 2nd Standing Committee, the method for calculating overtime compensation is the only obstacle to the passing of a bill that seeks

New urban renewal firm to receive MOP100 million capital injection

The Executive Council has completed discussions on the administrative regulation of establishing the government-owned Macau Urban Renovation Company, as announced yesterday during a press conference.

WTO approves Macau-HK free trade agreement

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has examined and approved the Hong Kong-Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) to ensure that the free trade agreement signed under its

Three governments to stage Japan promotion

Macau, Hong Kong and China’s Guangdong Province will stage for the first time a joint overseas promotion in Japan on the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong SAR

BOC to ease banking restrictions on Macau residents

The Macau government and the Bank of China (BOC) have signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation in the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. The

Briefs | Greater Bay population expected to double by 2050

Economist Fan Gang predicts that by 2050, the Greater Bay Area will be home to 150 million people, almost double its current population. The mainland economist hopes that

Real Estate Matters | Watch out for these red flags to avoid nightmare tenants

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

Bankruptcy run in wealthy China province spooks creditors

A series of bankruptcy filings by major private-sector bond issuers in China’s third-wealthiest province is shining a spotlight on aggressive efforts by local governments to manage unsustainable debt loads.

Trade dispute | Chinese quitting canola addiction has Canadian farmers sweating

After getting China hooked on canola, Canadian growers of the oilseed are reeling from the Asian giant’s decision to cut imports. They’re standing pat, though, on

Beijing has a problem with fake money: it looks too real to burn

China’s central bank had an odd warning yesterday: Please don’t burn fake yuan notes. Today, millions of Chinese will celebrate Qingming Festival, the tomb-sweeping holiday, holding

The Australian store where everything sold is sent to China

At an Australia Post store in northern Sydney, there are almost no signs in English, the staff all speak Mandarin and anything bought there must be

Japan | Nissan’s Ghosn arrested again in financial misconduct case

Tokyo prosecutors arrested Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn yesterday for a fourth time, cutting short his brief time outside detention. Ghosn and his lawyer protested

Malaysia | Gov’t urged to investigate police links to disappearances

Malaysia’s human rights commission has urged the government to reinvestigate the disappearances of a Christian pastor and a Muslim activist after a public inquiry concluded

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