Moody’s retains Aa3 rating, forecasts 4.5% growth

American business and financial services company Moody’s has published its latest “Annual credit analysis on Macau” report. In the report the company continues to classify the local credit profile

Tourism | MGTO: residents divided over visitor tax

Macau residents are not showing a clear consensus in favor or against a tax applied to visitors to the SAR, according to the Director of the

Tourism | Package tour visitors rise by 20% in April

The number of package tour visitors to Macau rose by 20.2% year-on-year to 908,000 in April 2019, according to the latest data provided by the Statistics

Entertainment | MGM’s Grant Bowie calls for quality over quantity in Macau

The CEO of MGM China, Grant Bowie, has called for better collaboration amongst gaming operators to help build Macau as an entertainment brand, adding that

Arts | Blademark releases anniversary album

Veteran Macau rock band Blademark released its latest album last week, holding a press conference and an after-party with a performance by the band. The band

Forum Macau | Financial symposium links Hubei, Macau and Lusophone world

In the second symposium organized this year by the Forum Macau Training Center, a group of 26 participants from seven Portuguese-speaking countries joined a training

Continuing education program served 1 million

The number of participations in the three phases of the city’s continuing education development program has exceeded one million, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) revealed in its

Dragon boat racing | Veterans think of ways to get youth back into ancient sport

An old tradition to mark the Tuen Ng Festival in the early summer, athletes in Macau are once again gearing up for the Macao International Dragon

Chui Sai On hopes Macau infrastructure forum will promote GBA

The 10th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF) officially kicked off at the Venetian Macao yesterday, with Macau Chief Executive Chui Sai On expressing his hope

Corporate Bits | Grand Lapa hotel’s father’s day offerings

From June 14 to 16, Grand Lapa Hotel will be running dining promotions at all its outlets. At Café Bela Vista a semi- buffet lunch and

Guangdong | Trade with Latin America soaring 10% this year

South China’s Guangdong Province saw trade with Latin American countries rise 10.3 percent year- on-year to 92.18 billion yuan (MOP107.88 billion) in the first four months of

HK rejects US warning on ship breaching Iran sanctions

Hong Kong dismissed U.S. warnings that it could face penalties if it does business with an oil tanker headed for the city that allegedly violated sanctions on

Real Estate Matters | Top 20 questions on renting a property in Macau – Part 3

Juliet Risdon is a Director of JML Property and a property investor.  Having established the company in 1994, JML Property offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes

Gasoline, TVs, cars: the surprising things rare earths help make

Washing machines. Cars. Disk drives - if those are still a thing. The rare-earth minerals that China is threatening to withhold from the U.S. as

Mahathir urges US to talk with China, accept its greatness

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday called for talks to resolve the ongoing trade dispute between Washington and Beijing and urged the world to accept China’s technological

Beijing says laser report ‘not consistent with the facts’

A report that Australian navy helicopter pilots were targeted with lasers, apparently coming from Chinese fishing boats, was “not consistent with the facts,” China’s defense ministry said yesterday.

Huawei | China dangles a potentially harmful new threat in trade war

Facing new trade sanctions and a U.S. clampdown on its top telecommunications company, China issued a pointed reminder yesterday that it has yet to unleash

Taiwan’s military trains for a Chinese invasion on the beach

Taiwanese tanks and soldiers fired at simulated Chinese forces and assault helicopters launched missiles in an anti-invasion drill yesterday on a beach on the island’s southern coast.

Seven dead, 21 missing after South Korean tour boat sinks in Hungary

Rescue workers scoured the Danube River in downtown Budapest yesterday for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists sank in a matter

Thailand | Junta chief gives thumbs-up to Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’

The late British writer and social critic George Orwell appears to be back in the good graces of Thailand’s military ruler after a spell in the doghouse five

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