Double-digit visitor growth still a slowdown from June

Visitor arrivals rose 16.3% in year-on-year terms in July to reach 3.53 million, according to the latest data provided by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC),

Briefs | License fee for cars travelling to Hong Kong to decrease

Macau car owners who hold a one-year permit to drive into Hong Kong have been called to renew their licenses before September 4. Yesterday, the Transport Bureau (DSAT)

Consumer prices hold 2.6% higher

Consumer prices in July were on aggregate 2.6% higher than a year earlier, according to the latest data provided by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), virtually unchanged

Flexing muscle | China wants total ban on online gambling in Southeast Asia

China wants Philippines to stop all forms of online gambling, as it continues cracking down on a practice it says causes illegal outflow of money.

MGM says no facial recognition system installed in casinos

The casinos of MGM Macau and MGM Cotai are not using facial recognition technology in their surveillance systems, according to CEO and Chief Executive Officer of MGM China,

Crown Resorts woes deepen as VIP business shrinks

Crown Resorts Ltd.’s high-roller gambling business continued to shrink, cementing the company’s woes amid allegations that criminal gangs laundered money at its casinos. Turnover from

Held back by bureaucracy, LRT Taipa Line is ready to open by December

The Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) is almost ready to begin operation. Months of testing have passed and, although they will continue for a

Macao Marathon returns December with new prizes

The Galaxy Entertainment Macao International Marathon is returning on December 1 for its 38th edition. A press conference was held yesterday to announce the event, as

Ebola drug candidates discovered by UM student

Two Ebola virus drug candidates discovered by University of Macau (UM) student Faraz Mohammadali Shaikh have been validated by the University of Oxford in the U.K.

Body found in Nam Van Lake

The body of a woman was discovered in Nam Van Lake on Monday evening by the Fire Services Bureau and subsequently reported to the Judiciary Police (PJ).

Garbage truck strikes over 30 vehicles

A garbage collection truck from CSR Macau-Companhia de Sistemas de Resíduos, Limitada damaged over 30 other vehicles parked on Estrada do Cemiterio during the early hours of August

Typhoon Bailu expected to hit Taiwan this weekend

According to a forecast by the Japan Meteorological Agency, tropical cyclone Bailu, which is currently located east of the Philippines, may make landfall over Taiwan this

Briefs | Japan ‘deeply concerned’ about ongoing unrest

Japan’s top diplomat has told his Chinese counterpart that Japan is “deeply concerned” about the continuing protests in Hong Kong. Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Tuesday that he

China seeks to shape Hong Kong narrative with letter to media

China is looking to reshape the global narrative over Hong Kong as months of street protests dominate news agendas around the world. In a letter sent

China’s alleged plans to make Shenzhen better than HK not quite what they seem

The Chinese government has set up additional goals for making its pride city of Shenzhen a world-leading metropolis within the next five years. In a

Hong Kong | Third pilot leaves Cathay amid tumult tied to protests

A third pilot left Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. amid Hong Kong’s anti-Beijing protests, with the departure related to comments he made about a rally at the city’s

Rust-belt China looks abroad as economy slows, tariffs bite

From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China’s northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national

Experience Portugal’s flavors with Chiado restaurant’s new menu

Michelin-starred celebrity chef Henrique Sá Pessoa will present a new menu at Sands Cotai Central’s Chiado restaurant from August 29 to September 1, 2019. The five-course menu will feature signature

Melco introduces ‘In Your Shoes’ program

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has launched the “In Your Shoes” program to allow the management team to experience a day in the life of their frontline colleagues, in order

Tariff War | Beijing appeals to US to ‘meet halfway’ on trade

Beijing appealed to Washington yesterday to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to

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