‘Top Meeting Hotels’ 2018 list revealed, Macau nowhere to be found

U.S.-based meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider Cvent yesterday released its annual list of “Top Meeting Hotels” for meetings and events worldwide, ranking the top meeting

MGTO head expects tourist tax study to be concluded this year

The ongoing survey to study a tourist tax is only one of the three ways the tourism bureau can assess the feasibility of imposing a tourist tax,

G2E Asia | Daisy Ho: over-tourism an inevitable challenge

It is impossible for the Macau SAR not to face over-tourism due to the region’s limited land area, stated Daisy Ho, chairman and executive director of SJM

No consensus on what Japan gaming means for Macau

The integrated resort potential of Japan once again featured heavily at this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, which yesterday held back-to-back sessions on the long-anticipated but

Survey finds Labor Day brought more people than business

A survey conducted by the Economic Bureau (DSE) has revealed that although the May 1 (Labor Day) holiday period brought more visitors to local businesses, they did

Consumer prices rise 2.77% in April

The Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April 2019 has increased 2.77% year-on-year to reach 115.14, according to the latest information from the Statistics and Census Service,

Crime | Bus driver arrested after smuggling bird’s nest

Gongbei customs authorities have reportedly made a record seizure of bird’s nest. Yesterday, during an inspection of a bus entering Zhuhai through the Guangdong-Macau express lane

50-meter tall building planned for Ilha Verde

The Urban Planning Council will discuss 21 draft plans tomorrow, including plans for a piece of land adjacent to Ilha Verde Hill. The land is 6,700 square meters

Roads need improvement, say local associations

After two near-fatal road accidents at two different road crossing facilities occurred on Sunday, leaving a 90-year-old and a teenager severely injured, several organizations have urged

Journalist João Fernandes dies aged 81

Veteran journalist João Fernandes has died from an illness aged 81 in Lisbon, according to family sources quoted by Radio Macau yesterday. Fernandes was the

Briefs | China prepares for typhoons in Pearl River valley

Flood control authorities warn that the Pearl River valley will face tough flood, drought and typhoon conditions this year. Precipitation along the drainage area of the Pearl River, the

Gastronomy | Cantonese cuisine fires up poverty alleviation opportunities

Dim sum, boiled shrimp, roast goose, bite-sized wontons and steamed spare ribs with pickled plums are all staples of Cantonese cuisine, one of the four major Chinese

For many wealthy Brazilians, Portugal is becoming the new Miami

Brazilian entrepreneur Ricardo Bellino knows a good deal when he sees one. So after more than a decade living in Miami, he decided to move across

Corporate Bits | Grand Coloane to hold green fair in June

Grand Coloane Resort is set to bring “Boa Vida All Things Green Fun Fair” in collaboration with Macao Green Environmental Protection Association on June 2. The fair

Beijing faces new competition as Japan, India eye Sri Lanka port

India, Japan and Sri Lanka are weighing the development of a terminal at the bustling port of Colombo in a country that’s seen ongoing political

Jack Ma is selling cancer coverage for pennies a month

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. employed about 1.4 million people to peddle policies last year. Yet it’s Jack Ma’s newest online disruptor that is stealing the show

Huawei: US controls have ‘no impact,’ talking to Google

The founder of Huawei expressed confidence Washington’s curbs on sales to the Chinese tech giant will have little impact and said yesterday it is discussing

Ex-Philippine judge says she was held at Hong Kong airport

A  former Philippine Supreme Court justice who once accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court says she was barred for

Australia | Gov’t says it won’t break tax cut pledge

Australia’s newly reelected government said yesterday that its promise to slash income taxes might be delivered late but would not be broken as it seeks to stimulate

New Zealand | Accused mosque shooter charged with terrorism

New Zealand police yesterday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was

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