Workers from US to Japan see rising costs eating up wage gains

If it seems like you’re working harder just to pay the bills nowadays, at least take comfort in your shared struggle: the rising costs of housing and health care and

Sands China pledges MOP25 million to fight 2019-nCoV

In an effort to address the ongoing public health challenges surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, Sands China has pledged to donate 25 million patacas to help contain the spread of the

MGM China donates MOP20 million for buying medical supplies

MGM China yesterday announced a MOP20 million donation, made in coordination with the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau, to help Hubei province fight against the coronavirus

Analysis | Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

  This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But

Wuhan Coronavirus | ‘A floating prison’: Cruise of Asia ends in virus quarantine

David Abel’s 50th wedding anniversary luxury cruise began with him eating his fill and enjoying the sights of East Asia. It’s ending with him quarantined in his cabin aboard the Diamond

Philippines | Diplomacy chief defends US pact after Duterte threat

The Philippine foreign secretary warned yesterday that abrogating a security accord with Washington would undermine his country’s security and foster aggression in the disputed South China Sea. The warning came after

UK and Australia commit to free trade negotiations

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made his first overseas trip since Brexit yesterday to faraway Australia, where he reaffirmed Britain’s desire for a free trade deal and gave assurances that

USA | Impeachment loses its constitutional gravity in Trump case

Years from now, will you remember where you were and what you were doing when President Donald Trump was impeached? Have you forgotten already? The country has been on a constitutional

This Day in History | 1964 – Beatlemania arrives in the US

The four members of the British hit band, the Beatles, have arrived in New York at the start of their first tour of the United States. The young men, with their

Offbeat | Top films were more diverse than ever before, study finds

Hollywood’s awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new study finds. According to new research released this week by the University of Southern


Coronavirus. If there is one word that Macau residents and the rest of China have been hearing endlessly these days, it must be this one. This epidemic has significantly affected more

Oscars 2020 | Predictions: Can ‘Parasite’ upset ‘1917’?

AHEAD of Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards (Monday morning, in Macau), MDT/AP shares its predictions for a ceremony with a lot of locks but the potential for a few surprises. BEST PICTURE The

Rugby | Six Nations: Wales give Tompkins start at center vs Ireland

Nick Tompkins’ try- scoring debut as a replacement impressed Wales coach Wayne Pivac enough to start him at outside center against Ireland in Six Nations rugby this weekend. Tompkins displaced George

Football | FC Porto denies wrongdoing after report of probe into president

Portuguese soccer club Porto denied wrongdoing yesterday after a local magazine said the club and its president were being investigated for tax fraud and money laundering related to the transfer

The Buzz | WHO to meet on promising drugs for new virus

The World Health Organization is convening a research conference next week to identify promising drug and vaccine candidates to be fast-tracked for development against the new virus that emerged from

Chinese scientists ask for patent on US drug to fight virus

Scientists in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak have applied to patent a drug made by U.S. company Gilead Science Inc. to treat the disease, possibly fueling

World Briefs

CHINA  finished building a second new hospital to isolate and treat patients of a virus that has killed more than 560 people and continues to spread, disrupting travel and people’s

Bizcuits | Extraordinary times of crises

During the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, multinationals in Asia who maintained their support for local communities and workers were the ones equipped to ride out the crisis. Their strength and

Friday, February 7, 2020 – edition no. 3467

  * First Macau patient recovers * Hong Kong microbiologist worried about community outbreak * Not guilty: US Senate acquits Trump * Macau donations to mainland grow unaffected by charity scandal revelations * Second worker

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