Crime | Police report growing number of residents scamming each other

From the police authorities’ latest reports, it is possible to see that the number of crimes involving local residents as suspects has been growing significantly. Among these,

Tourism | Visitor arrivals up 37% during Labor Day holidays

Provisional statistics have shown that Macau hosted a total of 636,644 visitors throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend, which was extended to a span of four days in

DICJ says it seriously monitors ads on online gambling

Advertising of online gambling or casinos should be regulated, especially where tricky tactics like promoting at gambling-related conventions and exhibitions are employed, a local organization promoting

VIP to recover in third quarter, says Morgan Stanley

Banking group Morgan Stanley anticipates a recovery in Macau VIP betting revenue in the third quarter of this year. Morgan Stanley Asia added in its recent note

Briefs | IAS provides sign language interpreter for case investigation

The man connected to a recent crime was said to be hearing impaired. The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) said that they deployed social workers and sign language interpreters

MPI to stage five months of art events

To support the development of the local art scene, the Macau Polytechnic Institute (MPI) is organizing a series of events over the next five months. The initiative, titled

Bribery to be included among cases that allow wiretapping

The use of wiretapping during the investigation of certain kinds of crimes, should include those involving bribery, according to a suggestion made by the Commission

Housing | Private transaction of economic units may become history

At a meeting discussing the proposed amendment to the existing economic housing law, a representative from the administration clearly stated that economic housing units would

Finance | M2 supply up 9.6% in March

Macau’s M2 monetary supply in March grew 9.6% year-on-year while M1 grew 5.4% year-on-year, the region’s monetary watchdog said here yesterday. According to statistics released

1MDB | Mahathir claims Jho Low already swiped most of fund money

Malaysia’s prime minister yesterday accused fugitive billionaire Jho Low of absconding with most of the money from sovereign investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malay Mail

Hengqin | CRCC Plaza Project design wins award

A Hong Kong architecture firm, Aedas, won an award at the A’Design Award & Competition, a platform for design companies to sell their designs to sponsor companies, for its

Worst yuan drop since 2016, options traders off guard

Traders rushed to protect against further losses in the yuan after the currency suddenly sank the most in more than three years. A gauge measuring

Corporate Bits | Melco included in best companies to work for in Asia

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has been awarded a place among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2019 in the hospitality sector for Hong Kong and Macau,

Trade | Trump’s tariff threat leaves Beijing stalling on next talks

Talks between the U.S. and China to resolve their year- long trade standoff appeared to be on life-support yesterday, with Beijing struggling to respond to a

Regulator said to tighten rules for banks after bad loans surge

China’s banking regulator has told the nation’s major lenders to accelerate recognition of nonperforming loans, as officials seek to bolster the quality of lending, according to

Gov’t ramps up credit aid to small firms as trade tensions rise

China decided to cut the amount of cash some banks must hold as reserves, and timed its announcement of the decision to help shore up domestic markets

Sri Lanka | 2 arrested after clash in town hit by Easter blast

Two people have been arrested and an overnight curfew lifted yesterday after mobs attacked Muslim-owned shops and some vehicles in a Sri Lankan town where a

India | Modi flexes muscles in Kashmir to woo Hindu voters

Shortly before India’s mammoth elections began in April, New Delhi did something unprecedented: It banned civilian traffic on the only major highway connecting the heart of disputed Kashmir

Brunei | Death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

Brunei’s sultan has said a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked

France | Telecom giant Orange on trial over staff suicides

The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among employees over a three-year span at France’s main telephone and

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