Gaming | Morgan Stanley lowers expectations for 2020 GGR

American banking firm Morgan Stanley has predicted that Macau SAR’s casino gross gaming revenue (GGR) could remain negative, lowering its estimates by 100 points. Previously, the firm estimated that the city’s

Consumer Council now handles disputes on mainland e-shops

Users of mainland e-commerce platforms can now file a complaint with the Macau Consumer Council when a dispute arises. Cases received by the Macau Consumer Council will be transferred to an

Macau’s GP forbidden word – Hong Kong

The 66th Macau Grand Prix (GP) held over the weekend faced unprecedented security measures, from security inspections on media representatives to thorough checks on competitors’ vehicles and on the general

Macau investment in mainland shot up 56%

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland expanded 6.6% year-on-year to 752.41 billion yuan ($107.58 billion in the first 10 months of the year), data from the Ministry of

Disadvantaged people not necessarily victims, says NGO leader

Disadvantaged groups do not have to be associated with misery, emphasized Lillian Li, Chief Executive of Direction Association for the Handicapped in Hong Kong. The non-governmental organization leader added that the

Crime | Employer’s millions scammed away by employee

A 37-year-old male suspect surnamed Kam has been caught by the Judiciary Police for the theft of HKD2 million from his employer. The case took place on July 31. The local

Budget 2020 | Ministerial conferences budget doubles that of 2018

The budget for the ministerial conferences has nearly tripled from that of 2018, the Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong revealed yesterday while presenting the 2020 budget at the

Many lawmakers voice expectations for the new government

More than five lawmakers have voiced their expectations for the new government during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary. Ho Ion Sang thinks that it is important for the local government to

Lei Chan U | Lawmaker proposes education through labor

Lawmaker Lei Chan U proposed that Macau should carry out Education Through Labor (ETL), which has been one of the focuses of Mainland China’s education framework. ETL is a typical practice

Hong Kong | Police battle protesters in university siege

As night fell in Hong Kong, police tightened a siege yesterday at a university campus as hundreds of anti-government protesters trapped inside sought to escape. Huge crowds of supporters advanced on

Dubai Airshow | Emirates announces order for 50 Airbus A350s worth $16b

Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced yesterday it would be buying 20 additional wide-body Airbus A350s, bringing its total order for the aircraft to 50 in a deal worth $16 billion at

The Parisian team member receives hospitality accolade

The Parisian Macao’s Head of Customer Services, Allen Wang, has been honoured for his work in the hospitality industry at the Stelliers Greater China 2019 award ceremony, which took place

Wynn donates MOP600,000 to two charitable organizations

Wynn is continuing its support of Tung Sin Tong’s annual fundraising campaign, donating MOP600,000 to support the organization’s various social welfare and poverty alleviation services. A cheque presentation ceremony to mark

Education | US draws fewer new foreign students for 3rd straight year

The number of foreign students coming to U.S. colleges and universities continued to fall last year, according to a new report, but the Trump administration says the drop should be

Apple iPhone 11 scores early China success, official data shows

Chinese consumers are rediscovering their appetite for iPhones. Apple Inc. shipped 10 million iPhones in China during September and October, based on Bloomberg’s calculations from government data on overall and Android device shipments.

Gov’t lashes out at NY Times report on Xinjiang documents

China’s foreign ministry lashed out at The New York Times yesterday over its release of leaked documents portraying the inner workings of Beijing’s campaign to detain more

Beijing urges US to “stop flexing muscles” in South China Sea

China yesterday urged the U.S. military to “stop flexing muscles” in the disputed South China Sea, a point of persistent friction in a relationship both sides

Malaysia | Former PM Najib’s third corruption trial opens

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak’s third corruption trial opened yesterday, with prosecutors saying Najib had tampered with a government audit of the 1MDB state investment fund in

North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

North Korea yesterday responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that hinted at another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it

Indian students face off with police amid fee protest

Hundreds of students from a New Delhi university faced off yesterday with police, who stopped their march toward Parliament to protest increased student housing fees. The

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