Briefs | Macau pets exempted from mainland quarantine

Starting from May 1, pets from Macau may be exempted from quarantine inspections when entering Mainland China. The General Administration of Customs announced China’s latest update to the

Lawmaker requests officials answer annual corruption report

Lawmaker Song Pek Kei has raised an oral inquiry asking government officials to attend the Legislative Assembly (AL) in order to respond to the Commission Against Corruption’s

22 lawmakers listed on CE election committee

Twenty-two lawmakers have been selected as members of the Chief Executive Election Committee. The 22 lawmakers, who will be part of the 400-member committee to decide the region’s next

Leong meets with financial regulators

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong continued his visit in the capital. For his second day there, he met with the management of two supervisory bodies

Tourism | Illegal tour guides hard to combat under current law

The Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) is, so far, apparently immune to the phenomenon of the so-called “illegal tour guides,” who bring into Macau groups of

Health | SSM reports minor outbreak of rubella in April

The Health Bureau (SSM) is monitoring a minor outbreak of rubella in the territory after some 14 cases were detected since the start of April. Just one

Sands China chose local companies for 77% of 2018 business

Of the approximately MOP10.9 billion spent by casino operator Sands China last year on procurement, 77 percent, or MOP8.4 billion, was for products and services

HKZMB | Hengqin property deals surge on Delta Bridge effect

The number of residential property transactions in Hengqin increased more than 75 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, Centaline Property (Macau) revealed yesterday during a press conference,

Wynn Resorts | Security head removed after he admits to spying

Wynn Resorts removed its security chief after he acknowledged spying on a former employee following allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn came to light.

Cyprus | British military bases ‘eradicate’ illegal gambling

Police at a British military base in Cyprus said they have successfully wrapped up a four-year campaign against illegal gambling by shutting down nine casinos that operated

Atlantic City | Profits down 15% in expanded casino market

Casino profits fell by more than 15% in Atlantic City in 2018, a year in which the downsized market reopened two shuttered gambling halls, according to figures

Gaming | Crown shares slump after Wynn Resorts ends takeover talks

Crown Resorts Ltd. shares slumped after Wynn Resorts Ltd. abruptly ended talks to buy the Australian casino operator for AUD9.99 billion (USD7.12 billion), casting doubt over

Opinion | Las Vegas gambler dodges a 7 billion dollar bullet

Wynn Resorts Ltd. has dodged a bullet by scrapping a USD7.1 billion bid for an Australian rival, but the casino giant founded by billionaire Steve Wynn shouldn’t quit the

Guangzhou | World-class flowers garden in the works

Known as the “Flower City” because of its blooming flowers all year round, south China’s Guangzhou plans to build a world-class garden named “Guangzhou Garden,” local authorities said. Construction

China releases innovation index for Greater Bay Area

An innovation index has been published to track the performance of companies based in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. The index, which was released by

Hong Kong | Court sets Occupy Central leaders’ sentencing for April 24

A Hong Kong court set the sentencing of Occupy protest leader Benny Tai and eight other activists for April 24, the latest step in a trial that

HK overtakes Japan as world’s third largest stock market

Bragging rights to Hong Kong, for now. The city’s equity market has overtaken Japan to be the world’s third largest in value, behind only the U.S.

Briefs | Senior Shenzhen party official punished

Li Huanan, former secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee of Shenzhen city committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has been dismissed from public office and

CLSA culture clash boils over as more top executives quit

The culture clash between CLSA Ltd.’s old guard and its Chinese owner may have reached a tipping point. At least four of the Hong Kong brokerage’s

Hilton Grand Vacations promotes Yoji Ishii to vice president of Asia sales

Hilton Grand Vacations has announced the promotion of Yoji Ishii to vice president of Asia sales. In his expanded role, Ishii will be responsible for developing and

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