Briefs | Gov’t distributes information on typhoon exercise

Macau authorities have been distributing information on the government’s “Storm Surge Evacuation Plan” to be used when powerful typhoons cross the territory. They have also been calling on

Sunken vessel with three Macau residents pinpointed

The search for the sunken vessel carrying eight people, three of whom are understood to be from Macau, is still underway even as its final location

Health authority warns of dengue fever possibility

The Health Bureau (SSM) has issued a reminder regarding measures that should be taken to prevent the spread of dengue fever and other contagious diseases spread

Tourism | Visitors surge 40% over Easter fueling over-tourism concerns

Tourist arrivals surged almost 40% during the Easter holiday period, according to data provided yesterday by immigration authorities, prompting fresh concerns about Macau’s capacity to accommodate the

Gaming | PokerStars fined $10k for taking bets on NJ college teams

New Jersey gambling regulators have fined PokerStars USD10,000 for taking bets on New Jersey college basketball teams in violation of the state’s sports betting law. The

Ho Iat Seng’s resignation accepted, gears up for CE candidacy

The 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) has accepted the resignation tendered by Ho Iat Seng, the chairman of Macau’s Legislation Assembly (AL), making him the

Legislative Assembly | Trade union bill discarded like its nine predecessors

Macau’s Legislative Assembly (AL) voted down the trade union law bill for the 10th time yesterday afternoon. The proposal, spearheaded by José Pereira Coutinho, was the

CLSA appoints Gould as CEO, replacing company veteran Slone

CLSA Ltd. appointed Rick Gould, head of its Americas business, as global chief executive officer after several top managers left the brokerage amid mounting tensions between

Cathay Pacific cracks down on internal theft

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is cracking down on flight attendants taking in-flight supplies such as cutlery, champagne and ice cream, the South China Morning Post said, citing

Economist predicts Shenzhen’s leadership in GBA

Hong Kong-born American economist Steven Ng-Sheong Cheung has predicted that Shenzhen will become the leading municipality of the Greater Bay Area (GBA). On Saturday, Cheung

Markets | China signals less stimulus, undermining world’s hottest stocks

The world’s best performing stock market is looking vulnerable after Beijing officials signaled they’re less comfortable about adding stimulus. The CSI 300 Index of equities traded

Taiwan health food maker TCI mulls acquisition

TCI Co. is in talks with a health food maker about a potential acquisition this year that’s aimed at diversifying its production base, the company says.

Corporate Bits | Shawn Mendes coming to Venetian Macao

  Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes is coming to The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena on October 13, 2019. The concert is produced by AEG Presents Asia. The Canadian

Richard Liu | Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

An attorney for founder Richard Liu said yesterday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who

South China Sea | Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties among the world’s navies yesterday, amid tensions over China’s rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims

China lashes out at US over Iran oil sanctions move

Beijing yesterday again lashed out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China’s interests that

Sri Lanka | Minister says Easter bombings a response to NZ attacks

Sri Lanka’s state minister of defense said yesterday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites in the South Asian nation was “carried out in

Myanmar | Court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Myanmar’s Supreme Court yesterday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya

Analysis | Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The

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